The Bulls are not angling to sign former NBA point guard Carlos Arroyo. A rumor that Arroyo was about to sign a one-year deal with the Bulls appeared in Puerto Rico’s El Nuevo Dia this weekend. But such a plan has never even been discussed.
Adding Arroyo wouldn’t make much sense, anyway, because the Bulls already have Kirk Hinrich, Jannero Pargo and Lindsey Hunter to fill in for Derrick Rose at point guard. The Bulls have very little room to add payroll before eclipsing the luxury-tax threshold and will probably open the season with a 13-man roster if center Aaron Gray re-signs as expected.
Arroyo is a talented player, but he never seemed to stay in one place for very long. The Puerto Rico native played for five teams in seven NBA seasons. He was with the Magic from 2006-08, then spent last season with Macabbi Tel Aviv in Israel. Apparently, he’s trying to return to the NBA.