Lost in all the excitement and concern over who gets cut . . .
And the silver lining lurking behind the ongoing arguments over Tinsley and Runi . . .
. . . is the fact that Al Harrington looks really, really good.
He has a poise, a smoothness, and a confidence that he didn't have when he was here before. And his outside jumper is almost surreal it looks so good.
So far, he does not remind me of the "black hole" Harrington of the former years. His shots seem more confident and higher percentage. And when he grabs the rebound and starts the fast break, it is a thing of beauty.
You know, when we traded Al, our franchise went downhill. We kept Artest, we gained Jackson. Neither should have happened; we should have just kept Al all along. He defines the class and integrity of Indiana basketball.
I admit, I was one of those wanting to see Al traded in the former years. I got tired of the "black hole," and I didn't have the vision to see him rise above it. Like TPTB, I should have been more patient. It's still preseason, but I am very encouraged by what I see so far.