Monday, November 30, 2009

Arroyo Free Agency 2010

After playing his best basketball in years while leading Puerto Rico to a birth in the FIBA World Championship next summer Carlos Arroyo is on a short list of possible players the Knicks may try to sign during the "Summer of 2010". While Arroyo's numbers with the Heat are marginal at best he has supposedly done a great job of dispelling the notion that he is a "problem". An executive with the Heat who spoke to IPRB on the condition of anonymity said, " Carlos has done everything we have asked of him. He comes in early, leaves late and really seems focused. We would like to see him be a little more aggressive and look for his shot more but in fairness to Carlos that is not what he was brought here to do."

New York would be the perfect place for Carlos to play given their up and down style of play. Arroyo excels in that environment and could be the perfect PG for the Knicks given his experience, skill level and most importantly price. Said in NBA scout about Arroyo going to New York, "We all understand that international ball is different from our league but those of us who saw Arroyo last summer saw a guy who can still play at a very high level. He and Scola (Argentina) were clearly the two best players."

Players like Kyle Lowry, Carlos Arroyo, Raymond Felton, Luke Ridnour, or Randy Foye could all be possible options for the Knicks at the back up point guard position if in fact they hand the keys to Nate Robinson.