Miami Heat signs former FIU point guard Carlos Arroyo


The Heat didn’t have to search far to address its critical lack of depth at point guard.The Heat signed former FIU standout Carlos Arroyo to a non-guaranteed, one-year deal that would be worth the veteran’s minimum of about $1.1 million if he is still with the team in January.

Arroyo participated in Monday’s practice and will travel with the team for this week’s two-game trip to play Oklahoma City on Wednesday in Tulsa and New Orleans on Friday in Kansas City. Arroyo worked out with the Heat’s second-team unit.

The team had been searching for help at the position since backup Chris Quinn sprained his right foot in Friday’s practice. Quinn missed Sunday’s home loss to San Antonio and is likely out at least a week.

Only starter Mario Chalmers and training camp long shot John Lucas were available at point guard the past few days in practice. Arroyo, a seven-year NBA veteran, spent last season playing in Israel and was looking for a chance to return to the league. He last played in the NBA for Orlando two years ago.

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