HoopsHype Carlos Arroyo rumors

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After Nenad Kristic's depart for Russia weeks ago, it may be the turn for another Celtics free agent to leave for Europe. According to some reports, Arroyo is in contacts with an Italian squad: Yesterday it was learned that the Italian Club Pallacanestro Cantu seems to have a great interest in the Puerto Rican point guard who was released on 30 June. The player's agent, Ricardo Carrillo said Arroyo is preparing to return to the Island (Puerto Rico) in the coming days but that he did not mention anything about the possibility of playing in Europe "He said he is making arrangements to come here. But do not say anything on a team. I am not surprised by what may happen because the NBA lockout has made many players contemplate Europe as an option, "he said. Celtics Life

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The Puerto Rico point guard will be eager to suit up for his country this summer when the national team tries to earn a trip to the Olympics, according to the country's basketball federation president Carlos Beltran. "I met with Carlos on March 6 in Miami, prior to his signing with the Celtics," Beltran said to Primera Hora. "I had a coffee with him, we talked and he asked for all the information about practice schedules and warm-ups that we have on the agenda. "When I talked to him, Carlos was excited about the idea of playing at the FIBA Americas Championship and I don't doubt that he will be with us in Argentina." FIBA.com

March 10, 2011 Updates

This is what a veteran point guard looks like: At some point in his 14 minute debut, Carlos Arroyo called a Celtics play that was notable in that Rivers didn’t go over it with him. “Everything happened so fast,” Arroyo said. “I don’t even remember what it was.” Ever since he’s arrived, Arroyo has had his head buried in film, trying to learn the ins and outs of the offense and he has already made an impression on his new teammates. Garnett: “Carlos played in the league for a long time for a lot of headstrong coaches. He brings a sense of leadership. A lot of respect around the locker room for him and we’re glad he’s here.” WEEI.com

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The Celtics have reached an agreement with former Miami Heat point guard Carlos Arroyo, according to an NBA source. With Delonte West nursing a sprained ankle and Celtics coach Doc Rivers wary of playing Rajon Rondo high minutes, the Celtics have targeted Arroyo as relief. Boston Globe

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The Miami HEAT announced today that they have requested waivers on guard Carlos 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.” NBA.com

Bibby will clear waivers on Wednesday. While Falk said Bibby has not made a decision yet about which team he will join, one source close to the situation said he's headed to Miami. The source also said Miami is the front-runner for Troy Murphy, but sources on Tuesday told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that Murphy is signing with the Celtics. The Heat will have to cut as many players as they sign, and the source said Carlos Arroyo and Jamaal Magloire are the likeliest candidates. ESPN.com

However, Falk, who doesn't represent Murphy, maintained that nothing has been agreed to. "I've been in touch with six or seven of the top teams," he said. "Nothing can be done until he clears waivers." For Washington, the deal is a sweetheart one that will knock next season's payroll down to roughly $38 million, which is $20 million below the current salary cap. "It's gives us unbelievably great financial flexibility next year," Saunders said. "We're not right now a team that's in a playoff-type situation. I think it's a win-win situation." ESPN.com

Arroyo was not at practice Tuesday because the Heat needed to clear room for the impending arrival of Mike Bibby, the veteran point guard who will clear waivers Wednesday. Players were put in an odd position when asked about the change, looking forward to Bibby’s addition while not wanting to disregard what Arroyo contributed. Palm Beach Post

“First of all, we hate to lose Carlos, we hate to lose a brother,” LeBron James said. “He’s been here from Day 1, and he put a lot of hard work into it. Being our starting point guard early in the season, just staying with a positive attitude when that job was taken away from him. So much respect to Carlos.” Palm Beach Post

James said that Mario Chalmers has “done an unbelievable job,” But when asked what Bibby would bring, spoke mostly of Bibby’s experience in big games. “He’s not afraid of the moment,” James said. “He’s hit big shots. He’s taken big shots, he’s not afraid to miss.” James has known Bibby since he was in high school. “And a few years, we tried to have an opportunity to get him in Cleveland, and it didn’t work out,” James said. “So I’ve had some conversations with him and always said, ‘It would be good to have you as our point guard.’” Palm Beach Post

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