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Carlos Arroyo Officially Signs, Will Miss Tonight’s Game

The ink has dried on Carlos Arroyo’s new contract as he signed for the remainder of the season at the veteran’s pro-rated minimum with the Boston Celtics, according to the team.

The bad news for the C’s is that Arroyo will not join the team in Milwaukee for the team’s contest this evening on ESPN. His absence, combined with the calf injury to Von Wafer leaves the Celtics with just nine active players for tonight’s contest in the Bradley Center and only one true backup guard (Avery Bradley) at either the one or two spot.

Limiting minutes tonight for Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen will likely not be an option, barring a blowout, as the team tries to find a way to make it out of Milwaukee with a win.

The good news for Boston is that Arroyo will practice with the team on Tuesday afternoon, and should be ready to go in uniform for Wednesday’s home tilt against the Clippers. With Shaq, Big Baby, and Wafer all still nursing injuries, the Celtics are hopeful to have both Arroyo and Delonte West, who will return from a sprained ankle, ready to go in that one.

Here’s the team’s official release on their new point guard:

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed guard Carlos Arroyo. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Arroyo, a 6’2” guard, appeared in 49 games this season for the Miami Heat including 42 starts, averaging 5.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He also is shooting a career-high 43.8% from three-point range. In his 42 starts he has averaged 6.4 points, 2.2 assists and has shot 45.9% from beyond the arc. In his ninth NBA season, Arroyo owns career averages of 6.7 points and 3.1 assists per game. He posted a season-high of 18 points at Milwaukee on December 6.

  • ElRoz

    Will Pavlovic be available tonight?
    They could play him as a shooting guard for some minutes…as Ray's back-up.
    I have not read anything about him for tonight.
    I think tonight if Boston really plays with mental presence on defense they should be alright, as the Bucks have issues scroing. So using Pavlovic might be rather ok, as he plays good defense.

  • Chris

    Karma karma arroyo is going to killl the heat mark my words

  • talesofJP

    Was thinking about Pavlovic as well. Maybe he is more of a 3? Let Bradley have some minutes, he has been playing better recently. For some reason its always uncomfortable playing the Bucks. Hope we get out with a win

  • James Patrick

    Betting Doc wished he had planed Avery a little more throughout the year now. lol

  • 1970saluki

    the heat dumped arroyo, why would the celtics want him? down to 5 players who wore green last year

    • Eeriemoon

      What difference does it make that the Heat didn't want the guy? The Heat have no idea what they are doing.

  • Jletton

    I’m with this dude. The Heat have no clue what the are doing so you can’t use them as a guide. I say it’s a good signing. Can’t hurt for minimum contract.

  • Zaiden

    I think if you check the last games of Carlos Arroyo he improved greatly in controlling the ball better than Chalmers, Arroyo gave a spark to the Heats, really I do not understand how the Heats change oranges for bottles. Chalmers make much mistakes and does not know how to deal with Wade and James. Erik Spoelstra is the guy that must be change, change a player that produces and think that Bibby is the guy that need the Heat. I think if the Celtics give Arroyo space to work you will see the next Rondo, is the same with JJ Barea in Dallas. You will see thrust me and the Heat will cry for Spoelstras mistakes.