Friday, January 21, 2005

Breaking NBA News: Arroyo Traded to Detroit

There were rumors that Utah Jazz point guard Carlos Arroyo could be traded. Most people figured it just to be natural speculation because Arroyo was struggling to succeed this season. However, it appears the rumors to be true:

ESPN's Chad Ford is reporting that the Jazz are sending Arroyo to Detroit for Elden Campbell and a future first round draft choice.

This move would give Detroit a true PG, something they have been lacking. It would give the Jazz a first round pick and salary cap room in the coming off season. Elden Campbell would probably be waived. Some will say it was a quick hook by the Jazz to deal him so soon, especially given the fact he played so well last season and had a terriffic Olympic tournament leading Puerto Rico.

Bottom line: I like Arroyo, but he is young and hardly reliable for the Jazz. They have played better without him this year (see previous post on this) and the Jazz ownership has always backed Coach Sloan.

4 comments:

ALEXIEYI said...

YOU FORGET THE LAST SEASON?HE TOOK THE TEAM AND THE TRADITION OVER HIS SHOLDERS AND FOR A BAD BEGIN AND A CAPRICIOUS COACH YOU TRADED AWAY

ALEXIEYI said...

WITHOUT A DECENT BACKUP.WAOOOO

AndyinUtah said...

Alexieyi, you are right, Arroyo was good last season. However, before you fault the Jazz for not playing him and then trading him, remember this is now his 4th team in 4 years in the pros. Reports now out of Detroit are saying the same things as the Jazz said: Poor Defense and Holding the Ball on offense. You are right though, maybe the Jazz should have kept him as a backup. But at $4 Million per season that is pretty expensive for backup PG. At least Eisley, McLeod and Lopez make less than that combined.

AndyinUtah said...

Here is link to article by Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press about Arroyo being in Larry Brown's doghouse:

Arroyo in Brown's Doghouse