Heat waive Carlos Arroyo

The Miami Heat announced today that they have requested waivers on guard Carlos Arroyo.

“This was a very difficult decision to make because Carlos has done a great job for this team and this organization,” said Heat President Pat Riley. “He is truly a first class individual and professional. We wish him nothing but the best.”

Arroyo, a 6’2”, 200-pound guard, appeared in 121 games (77 starts) over two seasons with the Heat averaging 5.9 points, 2.7 assists, 1.7 rebounds and 21.3 minutes while shooting 46.8 percent from the field, 39.3 percent from three-point range and 83.2 percent from the foul line. Arroyo originally signed with Miami as a free agent on October 12, 2009.

InsideHoops.com editor says: It’s kind of wild that Arroyo went from starting 42 out of the 49 games he played for the Heat to being waived. The team is expected to sign point guard Mike Bibby with the available roster spot.