HEAT Player 2010: Carlos Arroyo

  • Position: Guard | Height: 6'2" | Weight: 200
  • Years Pro: 8
  • Birthdate: : 7/30/79 (Fajardo, Puerto Rico)
  • High School: Brookwood (Thomasville, GA)/ Fajardo (Puerto Rico)
  • College: Florida International University


  • CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

    Not drafted by the NBA out of college in 2001…signed as a free agent by the Toronto Raptors on Sept. 28, 2001…waived by Toronto on Jan. 8, 2002…signed as a free agent by TAU Ceramica of the Spanish ACB League in Jan. 2002…signed a 10-day contract with the Denver Nuggets on Mar. 7, 2002…signed for the remainder of the season by the Nuggets on Mar. 26, 2002…signed as a free agent by the Utah Jazz on Sept. 10, 2002…traded by the Jazz to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Elden Campbell and a future first-round draft pick on Jan. 21, 2005…was traded by Detroit along with Darko Milicic to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Kelvin Cato and a protected first-round draft pick on Feb. 15, 2006…signed with Maccabi Tel-Aviv of the Israeli Basketball Super League on Aug. 3, 2008…signed as a free agent by the HEAT on Oct. 12, 2009…re-signed by the HEAT on July 22, 2010.

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

    Has appeared in 505 regular season games (148 starts) in his eight-year NBA career and has averaged 6.9 points, 3.2 assists, 1.7 rebounds and 18.7 minutes while shooting 43.8 percent from the floor, 31.5 percent from three-point range and 80.5 percent from the foul line…has missed 36 games due to injury, 86 games as a DNP-CD, four due to personal reasons and one due to an NBA-imposed suspension…has scored in double figures on 160 occasions, including 12 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance…his longest streak of consecutive double-figure scoring games is eight (Mar. 12-27, 2004)…has handed out double-figure assists on 10 occasions and has recorded six double-doubles…set the HEAT franchise single-season record for assist-to-turnover ratio in 2009-10…owns a 2.64 career assist-to-turnover ratio…has registered 60 multi-steal and one multi-block games…his career high for most field goals made in  a game without a miss is nine and occurred at Atlanta on Nov. 5, 2006…his career high for most free throws made in a game without a miss is 12 and occurred at Miami on Nov. 19, 2004…his longest streak of consecutive starts is 87 (Oct. 29, 2003-Dec. 14, 2004)…has appeared in 34 NBA postseason games (five starts) and has averaged 2.7 points (.388 FG%, .773 FT%), 1.9 assists, 0.8 rebounds and 10.6 minutes…appeared in four games with TAU Ceramica of the Spanish ACB League and averaged 4.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.00 steals…appeared in 28 games with Maccabi Tel-Aviv of the Israeli Basketball Super League and averaged 15.3 points, 5.8 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 1.29 steals and 31.1 minutes while shooting 48.6 percent from the floor, 45.3 percent from three-point range and 81.8 percent from the foul line.

    2009-10 SEASON:

    Started 35 of the 72 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 6.1 points (.475 FG%, .844 FT%), 3.1 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 22.0 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury…was a DNP-CD on 10 occasions…led the HEAT and finished second in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio behind only Chris Paul…his career-high 4.17 assist-to-turnover ratio set a HEAT franchise record…also registered a career high in field goal percentage…finished third on the HEAT in assists…topped the HEAT in assists 11 times, in minutes played on seven occasions, in steals six times and in blocks on three occasions…scored in double figures 18 times and handed out double-figure assists once…posted one double-double…the HEAT recorded a 24-11 (.686) record in his 35 starts…started the final 21 games of the season and the HEAT amassed a 17-4 (.810) record in those games…had a season-high 10 assists and no turnovers against Philadelphia on Mar. 14, marking the 23rd time in HEAT history a player had double-figure assists without committing a turnover…did not commit a turnover in 38 of his 72 games…appeared in his 500th NBA game at Minnesota on Apr. 3…played a career-high 43:26 minutes at Memphis on Feb. 19…Season Highs: 17 points (vs. L.A. Lakers, Mar. 4), 10 assists (vs. Philadelphia, Mar. 14), six rebounds (at Milwaukee, Mar. 26), three steals (at Minnesota, Apr. 3), two blocks (vs. Toronto, Mar. 28) and 43:26 minutes (at Memphis, Feb. 19).

    2008-09 SEASON:

    Appeared in 28 games with Maccabi Tel-Aviv of the Israeli Basketball Super League and averaged 15.3 points (.486 FG%, .818 FT%), 5.8 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 1.29 steals and 31.1 minutes…shot 45.3 percent from three-point range and helped lead his team win the league championship…was named the Finals MVP…scored a season-high 24 points while handing out a season-high tying 10 assists against Jerusalem on Feb. 8…appeared in 15 games for Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Euroleague play and averaged 14.6 points (.393 FG%, .867 FT%), 4.1 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 1.33 steals and 33.3 minutes.

    2007-08 SEASON:

     Saw action in 62 games (20 starts) for the Orlando Magic and averaged 6.9 points (.451 FG%, .853 FT%), 3.5 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 20.5 minutes…amassed a 2.84 assist-to-turnover ratio…missed five games due to a sore left foot from Dec. 12-19, two games for personal reasons (Dec. 2-3) and was a DNP-CD on 13 occasions…in his 20 starts he averaged 9.5 points, 4.6 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 27.8 minutes…ranked third on the Magic in assists…led the Magic in assists on 13 occasions…scored in double figures 19 times and handed out double-figure assists twice…recorded a career-high 14 assists at Seattle on Nov. 28…appeared in his 400th NBA career game in Los Angeles vs. the Clippers on Jan. 9…scored his 3,000th NBA career point vs. Chicago on Apr. 9…Season Highs: 18 points (at Minnesota, Nov. 6), 14 assists (at Seattle, Nov. 28), seven rebounds (at Miami, Dec. 28), two steals (six times), one block (twice) and 41:29 minutes (vs. New York, Mar. 1).

    2006-07 SEASON:

    Started five of the 72 games in which he appeared for the Magic and averaged 7.7 points (.425 FG%, .795 FT%), 2.8 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 18.1 minutes…missed one game (Nov. 3 vs. Philadelphia) with a strained right hamstring…was a DNP-CD on nine occasions…ranked third on the team in assists…led the Magic in scoring four times and in assists 14 times…scored in double figures 21 times, including three 20-point performances…his season-high 23-point performance vs. Washington on Nov. 6 marks his highest career single-game scoring output off the bench…also recorded his 1,000th career assist vs. Washington on Nov. 6…was a perfect 9-9 from the floor at Atlanta on Nov. 5 and the nine made field goal attempts without a miss are the most in a game in his career without a miss and also tied the Orlando team single-game record…Season Highs: 23 points (vs. Washington, Nov. 6), seven assists (three times), six rebounds (vs. Toronto, Dec. 13), three steals (vs. Milwaukee, Jan. 31), one block (twice) and 31:31 minutes (vs. Portland, Feb. 14).

    2005-06 SEASON:

    Split the season between the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic…appeared in a career-high 77 games (no starts) and averaged 5.8 points (.444 FG%, .774 FT%), 3.0 assists, 1.7 rebounds and 15.5 minutes…missed four games from Apr. 10-15 with a strained left hamstring…sat out one game (Jan. 12) due to an NBA suspension…ranked 16th in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.80)…scored in double figures on 20 occasions, including one 20-point performance…appeared in 50 games with the Pistons and averaged 3.2 points (.363 FG%, .724 FT%), 3.1 assists, 1.4 rebounds and 12.0 minutes…led the Pistons in assists seven times…appeared in 27 games for the Magic and averaged 10.8 points (.502  FG%, .810 FT%), 2.9 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 22.0 minutes…led the Magic in scoring twice and in assists on four occasions…scored his 2,000th NBA career point vs. Milwaukee on Apr. 5…Season Highs: 21 points (at Phoenix, Mar. 3), nine assists (at Atlanta, Jan. 18), six rebounds (twice), four steals (at Philadelphia, Mar. 24), one block (four times) and 32:35 minutes (at Phoenix, Mar. 3).

    2004-05 SEASON:

    Split the season between the Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons…started 16 of the 70 games in which he appeared and averaged 6.6 points (.389 FG%, .799 FT%), 4.0 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 20.7 minutes…sat out nine games due to injury…missed six games (Nov. 3-13) with a sprained left ankle…sat out two games (Feb. 1-4) after having nose surgery and one game (Mar. 30 vs. Sacramento) with the flu…was a DNP-CD on four occasions…scored in double figures on 22 occasions, including one 20-point effort…handed out double-figure assists on three occasions and recorded one double-double…appeared in 30 games (16 starts) with Utah and averaged 8.2 points (.401 FG%, .841 FT%), 5.1 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 24.7 minutes…led the Jazz in assists 14 times…came off the bench in all 40 games he played for the Pistons and averaged 5.4 points (.376 FG%, .767 FT%), 3.2 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 17.6 minutes…topped Detroit in points once and in assists eight times…was a perfect 12-12 from the foul line at Miami on Nov. 19…the 12 free throws made and the 12 free throws attempted are both career highs and the 12 made free throws are his most in a game without a miss…Season Highs: 20 points (at Boston, Dec. 17), 12 assists (at Portland, Dec. 12), five rebounds (four times), four steals (at Portland, Dec. 12), one block (four times) and 40 minutes (twice).

    2003-04 SEASON:

    Started all 71 games in which he appeared for the Utah Jazz and averaged 12.6 points (.441 FG%, .804 FT%), 5.0 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 28.3 minutes…missed 11 games due to injury…sat out 10 games due to a sprained left ankle (Nov. 1-3 and Nov. 26-Dec. 10)…missed one game (Mar. 10) with a strained lower back…recorded single-season career highs in points, scoring average, starts, minutes played, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, total rebounds, rebound average, assists, assist average, steals and blocks…led the Jazz in assists…ranked second on Utah in starts and field goals made, tied for second in steals and third in scoring average, points and field goals attempted…topped the Jazz in points 16 times and in assists a team-high 44 times…scored in double figures a career-high 53 times, including a career-high seven 20-point efforts and one 30-point performance…scored in double figures in a career-high eight consecutive games from Mar. 12-27…handed out double-figure assists a career-high four times and also posted a career-high four double-doubles…scored a career-high 30 points at Minnesota on Nov. 14…pulled down a career-high five offensive rebounds against Memphis on Apr. 5 and tied his career high in total rebounds with nine…Season Highs: 30 points (at Minnesota, Nov. 14), 13 assists (vs. Portland, Oct. 29), nine rebounds (twice), three steals (six times), one block (five times) and 42  minutes (vs. Portland, Oct. 29).

    2002-03 SEASON:

    Came off the bench in all 44 games in which he appeared for the Jazz and averaged 2.8 points (.459 FG%, .818 FT%), 1.2 assists, 0.6 rebounds and 6.5 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury, but missed two games due to personal reasons-family illness (Nov. 6-8) and was a DNP-CD on 36 occasions…led the Jazz in assists once…scored in double figures three times…Season Highs: 16 points (at Golden State, Apr. 8), five assists (at Dallas, Mar. 8), four rebounds (at Sacramento, Apr. 16), two steals (three times), one block (vs. Houston, Feb. 12) and 22 minutes (at Dallas, Mar. 8).

    2001-02 SEASON:

    Split the season between the Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets of the NBA and TAU Ceramica of the Spanish ACB League…appeared in 37 NBA games (one start) and averaged 3.0 points (.441 FG%, .722 FT%), 1.9 assists, 1.1 rebounds and 10.0 minutes…missed six games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on 14 occasions…sat out five games with Toronto due to a right Achilles tendon strain and one game with Denver (Mar. 26) due to the flu…scored in double figures on four occasions…came off the bench in all 17 games in which he saw action for the Raptors and averaged 1.8 points (.448 FG%, .667 FT%), 1.2 rebounds and 5.6 minutes…saw action in 20 games with the Nuggets (one start) and averaged 4.1 points (.439 FG%, .750 FT%), 2.5 assists, 1.4 rebounds and 13.8 minutes…led the Nuggets in assists twice…made his NBA debut at Orlando on Oct. 30…made his first career start against Detroit on Mar. 18 and tallied six points, a season-high eight assists and one steal in 25 minutes…appeared in four games with TAU Ceramica of the Spanish ACB League and averaged 4.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.00 steals…NBA Season Highs: 12 points (vs. Houston, Apr. 16), eight assists (vs. Detroit, Mar. 18), four rebounds (three times), two steals (twice), one block (vs. Seattle, Mar. 23) and 27 minutes (at Orlando, Mar. 15).

    NBA PLAYOFFS:

    2010: Started all five of Miami’s Opening Round games against Boston and averaged 5.2 points (.462 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 2.2 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 23.0 minutes…made his first career postseason start in Game 1 at Boston on Apr. 17 and tallied six points, a postseason career-high four rebounds, three assists and one steal in a postseason career-high 33:20 minutes…2008: Saw action in four postseason games for the Orlando Magic and averaged 1.5 points (.500 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 1.0 assists, 0.5 rebounds and 7.5 minutes…appeared in a pair of Opening Round games against Toronto and averaged 1.0 points (.500 FG%, .000 FT%), 1.5 assists, 0.5 rebounds and 7.0 minutes…played two games in Orlando’s Eastern Conference Semifinal series against Detroit and averaged 2.0 points (.500 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 0.5 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 8.0 minutes…2007: Appeared in three games in Orlando’s Opening Round series loss to Detroit and averaged 4.0 points (.357 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 2.0 assists, 1.7 rebounds and 13.3 minutes…2005: Saw action in 19 games for Detroit and helped the Pistons win the Eastern Conference championship and earn a spot in the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs…averaged 2.1 points (.356 FG%, .667 FT%), 2.1 assists, 0.5 rebounds and 7.9 minutes…appeared in four games in Detroit’s Opening Round series against Philadelphia and averaged 0.5 points (.167 FG%, .000 FT%), 1.5 assists, 0.5 rebounds and 7.0 minutes…saw action in four games in Detroit’s Eastern Conference Semifinal series against Indiana and averaged 2.5 points (.417 FG%, .000 FT%), 3.8 assists and 11.8 minutes…appeared in six games in Detroit’s Eastern Conference Finals series against Miami and averaged 2.8 points (.294 FG%, .700 FT%), 2.5 assists, 1.2 rebounds and 7.5 minutes…handed out a postseason career-high seven assists in Game 1 at Miami on May 23…appeared in five games in the NBA Finals against San Antonio and averaged 2.2 points (.500 FG%, .500 FT%), 0.6 assists, 0.2 rebounds and 6.0 minutes…made his NBA Finals debut on June 9 in San Antonio and totaled two points, one assist and one steal in 13 minutes…2003: Appeared in three games in Utah’s Opening Round series against Sacramento and averaged 3.0 points (.333 FG%, .750 FT%), 1.7 assists, 0.7 rebounds and 9.0 minutes…made his NBA postseason debut at Sacramento on Apr. 21 and tallied six points, three assists and one rebound in 18 minutes.

    OLYMPICS:

    2004: Was a member of the Puerto Rican National Team that finished sixth at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece…appeared in seven games and averaged 18.0 points, 5.0 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 2.00 steals…led the team to a 92-73 upset win over the United States while posting a game-high 24 points, seven assists, four rebounds and four steals in 33 minutes…earned All-Olympic honors.

    COLLEGE:

    Played four seasons at Florida International University in Miami and became only the second player in school history to score 1,600 points…averaged 16.0 points and 4.6 assists in 100 career games at FIU…finished his collegiate career as the Golden Panthers’ all-time leader in both assists and steals, ranked second in three-point field goals made and third in field goals made and free throws made…was a two-time All-Sun Belt Conference selection…as a senior in 2000-01, he became only the second player in school history to score more than 600 points in a season, ranking 17th in the country averaging a Sun Belt Conference-high 21.2 points…scored a school single-game record 39 points vs. North Texas as a senior…ranked third in the Sun Belt in assists…as a junior in 1999-00, he averaged 17.7 points and recorded a pair of points-assists double-doubles…as a sophomore in 1998-99, he finished second on the team in scoring and handed out a school single-game record 13 assists vs. Northern Illinois…as a freshman in 1997-98, he was named to the Trans America Athletic Conference All-Newcomer and All-Tournament Teams and ranked fifth in the conference with a school-record 135 assists.

    PERSONAL:

    Full name is Carlos Alberto Arroyo Bermudez…answers to the nickname “Los”…he and his wife, Xiomara, have a daughter, Gabriella…lists his daughter Gabriella as his most prized possession…selected his parents Alberto Arroyo and Glorian Bermudez as his biggest influence and his wife and daughter as his inspiration…has two brothers (Alberto and Jose Alberto Arroyo) and a sister (Glorian Arroyo)…his twin brother, Alberto, played professional basketball in Puerto Rico…has his own charitable foundation (The Carlos Arroyo Foundation)…in his free time he likes to play golf, watch movies, listen to music and spend time with his family…enjoys all kinds of music, especially reggaeton…released a single in the summer of 2010 with reggaeton recording artist and fellow Puerto Rican Yomo…the song called “Se va Conmigo” (She comes with me) earned a spot on Billboard magazine’s Top 25 Latino hits and the video placed among the top three in sales on iTunes for two weeks…when he is done playing professionally he would like to stay involved in the game of basketball and continue to expand his label (Arroyo Hit Music) in the music industry…he and his wife, Xiomara, were invited to the White House to meet President George W. Bush on Oct. 2, 2003 in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month…was chosen to carry Puerto Rico’s flag in the opening ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympic games in Athens…is the fifth player from Puerto Rico to play in the NBA and the first FIU player to play for the HEAT…in addition to leading Puerto Rico to a sixth place finish at the 2004 Summer Olympics, he helped lead Puerto Rico to the bronze medal in the 2003 Olympic qualifying tournament…wears size 13 sneakers.

    REGULAR SEASON CAREER HIGHS:
    MINS: 43:26, at Memphis (2-19-10)
    FGM:   11, two times (last: at Memphis, 1-2-04)
    FGA: 21, vs. Seattle (2-24-04)
    3-PT FGM: 3, four times (last: vs. Phoenix, 11-10-07)
    3-PT FGA:  6, at Minnesota (4-12-04)
    FTM:  12, at Miami (11-19-04)
    FTA: 12, at Miami (11-19-04)
    OR: 5, vs. Memphis (4-5-04)
    DR:   8, vs. Seattle (2-24-04)
    TOT:  9, two times (last: vs. Memphis, 4-5-04)
    AST:   14, at Seattle (11-28-07)
    STL: 4, two times (last: at Philadelphia, 3-24-06)
    TO: 8, at Chicago (12-22-03)
    BLK:   2, vs. Toronto (3-28-10)
    PTS: 30, at Minnesota (11-14-03)
       

    POSTSEASON CAREER HIGHS:

    MINS: 33:20, at Boston (4-17-10)
    FGM:   4, at Boston (4-27-10)
    FGA:  8, two times (last: at Detroit, 4-23-07)
    3-PT FGM: 0
    3-PT FGA:  1, five times (last: vs. Boston, 4-25-10)
    FTM:  5, vs. Miami (5-31-05)
    FTA: 6, vs. Miami (5-31-05)
    OR: 1, seven times (last: at Boston, 4-25-10)
    DR:   3, two times (last: vs. Boston, 4-23-10)
    TOT:  4, at Boston (4-17-10)
    AST:   7, at Miami (5-23-05)
    STL: 1, eight times (last: vs. Boston, 4-25-10)
    TO: 3, vs. Indiana (5-17-05)
    BLK:   1, two times (last: at Philadelphia, 5-1-05)
    PTS: 8, two times (last: at Boston, 4-27-10)