Al Harrington wants out of Golden State

Al Harrington doesn’t get along with Don Nelson and wants to be traded.

The Warriors forward confirmed late Tuesday that he and his agent, Dan Fegan, met earlier with vice president Chris Mullin to reiterate Harrington’s unhappiness with coach Don Nelson and his desire to be moved.

“If you ask me if I want to be traded, I’ve been wanting to be traded since the end of last season,” Harrington said. “With everything that happened in the summer and coming into training camp, I was hoping things were going to work out between me and Nellie, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.

“It is what it is. That’s being all the way honest. That’s putting it out there. Do I think that Al might have to be traded? Do I think it’s going to work with me and Nellie? I don’t think so. That’s how I feel.”

Harrington had never made it a secret that he felt underutilized and often out of position in Nelson’s system, but the forward/center had always done what was asked, and, until now, kept his major grievances in-house.

Harrington was irked by Nelson’s decision to play him only 17 minutes in a preseason game that Nellie said he would coach as if it were a regular season game.

With only one more year (not including this season) remaining on his contract at the tune of $10 million, he shouldn’t be too hard to move. He averaged 13.6 points and 5.7 rebounds last season for the Warriors, down from 17.0 points and 6.4 rebounds the season before. His minutes were trimmed, which is the reason for the drop off.

With Monta Ellis missing at least the first few months of the season, the Warriors are not off to a very good start.

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