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Carlos Arroyo re-signs with Heat

Jul 22, 2010, 6:37 PM EDT

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According to the Associate Press, free agent point guard Carlos Arroyo has decided to re-sign with the Miami Heat

This isn’t a huge signing for the Heat, although it does give them some much-needed depth in their backcourt. The 30-year old Arroyo has always been talented, but never quite lived up to the promise he showed during the 03-04 season and the 2004 Olympics. 
Arroyo is a gifted playmaker, capable of seeing angles that few other point guards can see and making bold passes without taking unnecessary risks. Unfortunately, Arroyo’s scoring game has never been up to par, his defense is an issue, and he tends to dribble too much while looking to make a play. Because of all that, Arroyo has already changed teams seven times in his career. 
Playing alongside of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and everyone else in Miami will be an interesting test for Arroyo: will having great teammates around him allow Arroyo to flourish as a pure passer, or are Arroyo’s bad habits impossible to get rid of at this point in his career? Only time will tell, but Arroyo is definitely more talented than most players available at a bargain-basement price. 
  1. moolah954 - Jul 22, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    glad to have him back.. he knows the system

  2. steve - Jul 22, 2010 at 7:15 PM

    Something tells me the Heat won’t be playing the same offensive system as last year.

  3. hnirobert - Jul 22, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    solid backup and seems like a good guy who’s happy to be there. hopefully he’ll work on his 3 point range since he’ll be getting a lot of open looks with lbj and dwade doing most of the ball handling.
    loved him telling michael beasley last year “do you even know the play” when mike gave him one of those “duuurrrr” looks on the floor

  4. Mike - Jul 22, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    Carlos Arroyo is good looking…That’s the only thing nice I can think of saying about his game.

  5. JD - Jul 22, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    DJ Benga knows the Lakers system very well too….

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