Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 5/20/11

This is the third showing of a season ending feature here at CLNS Radio grading the Celtics individual performances throughout the 2010-2011 season. Stay tuned every day to see who’s making the Dean’s List and who’s not.

Carlos Arroyo

Games Played: 15

Minutes Per Game: 12.7

Points Per Game: 2.4

Breaking it Down:

Statistical Output: D

Impact on Team: C

Value: B-

Joining the Enemy

What better way is there to get back at the team that let you go than to sign with one of their biggest rivals? That is exactly what Carlos Arroyo did following being released by the Miami Heat after the Heat decided to go down a different path at the point guard position by signing Mike Bibby.

With Rajon Rondo and Delonte West dealing with injuries, Danny Ainge brought Carlos Arroyo on board as a premium insurance plan for the point guard position. Arroyo played his first game with the Celtics on March 9th against the Los Angeles Clippers. He played 15 minutes in that game.

Playing with Efficiency

Arroyo didn’t exactly earn his spot in the TD Garden rafters for his play this season with the Celtics; however, he did always seem to do the right things when Doc put him into games. His stats are far from mind-boggling but what did you expect from a guy playing behind one of the most talented point guards in the league, as well as one of the best backup point guards in the league.

When put into games, Arroyo was never in the position to take over yet he never made the mistakes that allowed teams to climb back into games. Unlike other players on the team (Troy Murphy), Arroyo was efficient when he shot from behind the arc. He shot 60% from behind the arc while in Boston, knocking down 3 out of his 5 attempts.

Scouting the Enemy

Doc Rivers joked at one point during the season about signing Arroyo simplify for the fact that he had a detailed scouting report on the Miami Heat. Unfortunately, the scouting report wasn’t detailed enough to aid the sluggish Celtics against the Heat in the playoffs.

You still have to imagine that having somebody inside the Miami Heat playbook helped the Celtics in a few scenarios during the series.

The Final Grade

It’s hard to really grade Arroyo’s time in Boston because of who he was playing behind. Of course you can say the signing was a failure due to the fact that the Celtics season ended poorly, but that in itself would be a poor assessment.

For the minimum salary (1.2 million) the Celtics had to pay out to Arroyo, he ended up being pretty good insurance for Rondo and West.

Had Arroyo been forced to play due to an injury, I wouldn’t have been concerned at all about him making mistakes that would have cost the team. During his time with the Celtics, he always played smart and made the players around him better.

You can’t really penalize a guy for not being chosen to play. And for that reason, I’ll give Arroyo a C- for his time in Boston. Could have been better, could have been worse.

What needs to be improved for next term?

Just like Troy Murphy, most are speculating that Arroyo will be transferred out of the school of Celtics this off season. The chances that the Celtics and Arroyo meet up again in 2011-2011 are pretty slim. Due to his passing ability and experience, Carlos should be able to find better money elsewhere.

If you were Carlos’ parents would you be impressed with the report card he brought home? Do you agree with the assessment? Leave your thoughts on Carlos’ season in the comments section below!

Previous Report Cards: Avery Bradley, Troy Murphy


Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Baylor fires president amid ongoing sexual assault scandal

Report: Titans OL Byron Bell to miss season with ankle injury

Sanchez surprises all, starts OTAs with Broncos 1st team

Le'Veon Bell: Bengals, other teams try to injure me

Report: Tyler Eifert needs ankle surgery, out three months


Jackie Bradley, Jr. experiencing breakout campaign, but how?

Durant thinks Draymond Green got special treatment from NBA

Bills GM: Humans aren't supposed to play football

Report: Ex-NFL star, actor Bubba Smith had CTE when he died

Rob Ninkovich: Pats ‘don't even think about’ Deflategate drama

Bartolo Colon told Nats catcher he wouldn’t swing during at-bats

How Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury will affect 2016 Champions League Final

Golf Channel's Feherty thinks Tiger's career could be over

The Big Ticket goes for 40: Reminiscing on Garnett's 22-year journey

49ers owner Jed York speaks out against N. Carolina LGBT law

Rosen takes shot at NCAA over UCLA's Under Armour deal

Is Clayton Kershaw already a Hall of Famer?

The NFL’s five most tortured playoff teams

Late BMX star Dave Mirra suffered from CTE

Bill “Spaceman” Lee is running for governor of Vermont

Report: Nyquist out of Belmont due to health complications

Jordan Rodgers’ ex-girlfriend rips him after ‘The Bachelorette’

Top 10 Heisman hopefuls for 2016

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Belmont Stakes since 1867

Sniping quotes highlight NHL conference finals animosity

QUIZ: Name every NBA franchise's original incarnation

The 15 biggest playoff upsets in NBA history

Cy Young Award contenders at the quarter mark of the season

QUIZ: Name the NHL franchises that have never won the Stanley Cup

How the goalies stack up in the Stanley Cup Conference Finals

Ranking the four potential NBA Finals matchups

A look at the special teams in the NHL conference finals

QUIZ: Name every NBA Rookie of the Year

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker