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.
Monday, November 30, 2009
IPRB confirmed today that Allen Iveron and his agent met with 76ers Coach Eddie Jordan and other executives from the team in Dallas. The 76ers seem to be the only team in the NBA that is seriously considering signing Iverson. One of the questions which remains unanswered is if AI is willing to come off to come off the bench. TNT basketball analyst and future Hall of Fame forward Charles Barkley basically laid it out last week when he said, " AI has to accept that he is no longer going to be the man. Its not right, it's not fair but he is going to have to accept it or retire." Sources close to the negotiations believe AI will sign with the 76ers before the end of the week. The fact is the team needs a scorer, the fans in "Philly" still love AI and Eddie Jordan, the 76ers coach has experience dealing with high profile, score first point guards, having coached Gilbert Arenas in Washington.