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Celtics Sign Carlos Arroyo

Rajon Rondo and Carlos Arroyo (Photo From Boston Globe)

With the Celtics not electing to sign forward/center Chris Johnson for the rest of the season, they moved instead to sign former Miami Heat guard Carlos Arroyo to back up Rajon Rondo. Concerned about Delonte West’s wrist and ankle, the Celtics wanted to limit Rondo’s heavy minutes down the stretch.

Arroyo was the Heat’s starting point guard through mid-January, when mired in a four-game losing streak, coach Erik Spolstra turned to Mario Chalmers to run the point and Arroyo was relegated to backup duty. The veteran guard has averaged 6.7 points and 3.1 assists per game over his career.

On the deep Celtics, Arroyo will back up Rondo and a healthy West on the team’s third string. He is now the 15th and final player for the Celtics, so what you see is what you get.

A final look at the roster, if healthy:

  • C: Shaquille O’Neal
  • PF: Kevin Garnett
  • SF: Paul Pierce
  • SG: Ray Allen
  • PG: Rajon Rondo
  • Bench: Nenad Krstic, C
  • Bench: Jermaine O’Neal, PF/C
  • Bench: Glen Davis, PF
  • Bench: Troy Murphy, PF
  • Bench: Jeff Green, SF
  • Bench: Sasha Pavlovic, SG/SF
  • Bench: Avery Bradley, PG/SG
  • Bench: Von Wafer, SG/SF
  • Bench: Delonte West, PG/SG
  • Bench: Carlos Arroyo, PG/SG

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