HoopsHype Carlos Arroyo rumors
Can Pelister: BREAKING: Carlos Arroyo has agreed to 6 month, $780.000 deal with Besiktas Milangaz, sources says. Twitter
In addition to a starting center, the Knicks have been on the hunt for a solid backup point guard for Chauncey Billups, and they've reportedly contacted unrestricted free agent J.J. Barea. But there's another Puerto Rican who would fit well in New York: Carlos Arroyo, who played for the Heat and Celtics last season. "I love New York," Arroyo told ESPNNewYork.com. "It would be a great situation for me -- aside from being the largest Puerto Rican population in the U.S. (laughs). I have a great relationship with Chauncey, Melo and Amare, especially with Chauncey since we played together in Detroit [from 2004 to '06]." ESPN.com
Samples said the D12 Foundation also has received commitments from Gilbert Arenas, Trevor Ariza, Carlos Arroyo, Matt Barnes, Brandon Bass, Earl Clark, Drew Gooden, Rashard Lewis, Mike Miller, Jameer Nelson, Jason Richardson and DeShawn Stevenson. Those commitments are in addition to Ryan Anderson, Chris Duhon, Quentin Richardson and Daniel Orton, who have told the Orlando Sentinel directly or through their agents that they expect to play. Orlando Sentinel
On Saturday, Converse launched the Converse Open Gym Puerto Rico, the grassroots program dedicated to supporting youth basketball. Serving as honorary on-court monitors were Converse athletes Carlos Arroyo and JJ Barea, who talked to the kids about how basketball has played a major role in their lives. A record number of kids, more than 1,000, attended the launch of the Converse Open Gym Puerto Rico which is free for all participants ages 10-18. As part of the event, kids were invited to play pick-up games and had an opportunity to try on the latest Converse basketball shoes. The event featured a green screen-technology photo area where kids created their own Converse Connectivity Campaign, a temporary tattoo parlor highlighting the Puerto Rican national flag and Open Gym graphics, and the Converse barbershop where local barbers, including Carlos Arroyo, gave free haircuts to participants. They even helped some of the kids with drawing their own pair of Converse. Sole Collector
Carlos Arroyo and Jose Juan Barea don't rule out playing overseas during the NBA lockout. "There's always a plan B.", said Arroyo. Primera Hora
According to Internet reports Arroyo, who is a free agent, has been named as a possible candidate to join the club Pallacanestro Cantu. However, when Primera Hora contacted Arroyo yesterday, he said via text message: "I don't know anything about that rumor. I don't know what to say, I'm on vacation." Primera Hora
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