NBA Free Agency 2010: Denver Nuggets Sign Al Harrington, Two Bench Players

Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIJuly 14, 2010

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 17:  Al Harrington #1 of the New York Knicks passes against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden on February 17, 2010 in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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The Denver Nuggets reached an agreement on a five-year, $34 million contract with free agent Al Harrington on Tuesday.

Harrington, 6'9", provides the Nuggets with much needed depth, as Denver is expecting to start the 2010-11 season without starting power forward Kenyon Martin and dependable backup Chris Andersen, as a result of offseason surgeries.

He was also targeted by the Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey Nets because of his offensive arsenal. He averaged 17.7 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game last season.

The Nuggets and Nets have been two of the biggest losers in the free agency frenzy, as they have both failed to sign any top free agents. However, the Nuggets made a decent move by getting Harrington.

The Nets meanwhile, have failed to make any substantial moves throughout this free agency period. This is extremely surprising, considering two of the NBA's best young talents in Devin Harris and Brook Lopez are playing in New Jersey.

Denver also made two relatively unnoticed moves today as they have agreed to deals with Shelden Williams and Anthony Carter to improve their bench depth further.

The actual terms are undisclosed.