Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Ready to start a reserve role
By Chris Forsberg
Greg Ashman/Icon SMICarlos Arroyo had no bitter words for his former team, the Miami Heat, but hinted that winning a championship in Boston would be especially sweet. And he'll aid that quest by limiting the minutes for All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo:
Carlos Arroyo isn't focused on his past in Miami, just his future in Boston.
--ARROYO: READY AND WILLING TO AID CHAMPIONSHIP CAUSE--
Peppered with questions about his former employer, Carlos Arroyo wouldn't take the bait after his first practice Tuesday with the Boston Celtics. His fall from the rotation? A coach's decision, Arroyo said with a shrug. Crying in the locker room? No comment, he offered after a chuckle. Something to prove now? Not after nine years in the league, he suggested. After Arroyo took a moment to talk about what an honor it was to put on a Celtics jersey, a reporter took one more stab, asking him if there wasn't at least a tiny part of him that wanted to crush the Heat for kicking him to the curb last month. "I want to win a championship, to be honest with you," said Arroyo. "I want to win. I'm very passionate about the game and I have a great amount of respect for the game. I feel very fortunate to be here."