HEAT Waive Goodbye to Point Guard Carlos Arroyo
By: Matt Blue
How would you like to go from being the starting point guard of a championship contender, to coming off the bench as a second string guard to eventually being waived that same season? This is exactly what happened to the “Puerto Rican sensation”. On Tuesday, the Miami HEAT officially released Carlos Arroyo in order to create roster space for veteran guard Mike Bibby.
There was some sentiment on the HEAT’s end. The HEAT’s Godfather, Pat Riley; had plenty of praise and encouragement to give to Arroyo.
“This was a very difficult decision to make because Carlos has done a great job for this team and this organization,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “He is truly a first class individual and professional. We wish him nothing but the best.”
Arroyo appeared in 121 games for the HEAT and he made 77 starts over two seasons with Miami. Mr. Efficiency averaged 5.9 points, 2.7 assists while shooting 46.8 percent from the field, 39.3 percent from three point range and 83.2 percent from the foul line. Arroyo actually started 42-49 games for the HEAT. It looked like the Heat had some stability at the point earlier in the season. Carlos eventually lost his starting job after being outplayed by Chalmers.
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