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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  17 responses

Carlos Arroyo Pushing Mario Chalmers

Though Mario denies it, the coaches in Miami are seeing that intensity in practice has picked up now that Chalmers has some competition at the point guard position: “Mario Chalmers has not necessarily welcomed new Heat teammate Carlos Arroyo with open arms. Instead, there has been resistance. That is considered good. ‘There were times we’d have some drills and the intensity was way up,’ coach Erik Spoelstra said after Tuesday’s practice, Arroyo’s second since he signed with the team Monday. ‘And [assistant coach Ron Rothstein] came over to me and said, `If nothing else, that was an extremely competitive practice.’ [He has] surprised some guys.”’

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  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty aka make it reign aka flightschool aka the ghetto Kornel David

    Chamlers is pissed, he actually has to quite smoking weed to guard Carlos. Chris Quinn? Not so much.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I wish there was some way they could rid themselves of Quinn and keep Arroyo, Mario and John Lucas III as the point rotation. If Riles can make THAT move, I’d be impressed.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Chalmers will be starting point guard even though Arroyo is probably more experienced. they’ll probably average the same amount of minutes though.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Carlos Arroyo Pushing Mario Chalmers

    ^^^^^^

    AYO!!!!

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    And all jokes aside, will this matter in the long run when D Wade bolts town? It’s only a matter of time…They should’ve picked up Sessions and sat Chalmers back on the bench.

  • NAS

    arroyo is much better than chalmers this is debate is almost as ludicris as miller vs that scrub blake – that being said neither arroyo nor chalmers are quality starting pgs

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Arroyo > Chalmers

  • kadavour

    Carlos Arroyo ES Puerto Rico (remember that commercial?)

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    I don’t believe in Chalmers. If he ever has a Derek Fisher type of career, I’ll be impressed.

  • http://asfkl.com Jukai

    Arroyo > Chalmers

  • tavoris

    Arroyo is NOT better than Chalmers. Chalmers is one of the better on-ball defenders in the entire league…and a much more dependable shooter. The Heat actually don’t need him to do anything else. Arroyo has quickness and a GREAT handle, but is average-at best-at defense, shooting, and passing. After playing behind Stockton & Billups, you’d think running a team would be second nature to him. It’s not. That being said, the competition is good for Chalmers (the younger player) and Arroyo (the man who wants to establish himself).

  • J-City

    Let the competition for the worst starting PG in the league begin!

  • UnRel

    the competition is really to improve their trade value.. cause both of these dudes are not starters in the L.. period..

  • tavoris

    ya’ll doggin Chalmers out in this post…

  • Nesty

    Arroyo is better than every point guard that Miami has. If Arroyo keep the intensity in the practice he going to make the starting line up. And remember that Arroyo was one of the players who defeat the USA team in the Olimpics. Puerto Rico está reperesentando(representing)

  • johnny k

    i dont know what everyones thinking, saying this will be the worst starting PG in the league. Carlos Arroyo is way too good to be coming off the bench. If he does, he’s the perfect 2nd option PG (not 2nd option player). Does anyone remember the 03-04 season with the Utah Jazz? May not have posted all-star numbers, but definetly numbers that was starter quality.

  • odensrings

    Mario Chalmers led the league in steals last season. Won a national championship in college. And got the starting PG spot in his rookie season. How could anyone make the case that a diminutive guard who can’t shoot, and wasn’t even on a roster until a week ago is a better option starting next to D Wade.

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