The 6-foot-2 Arroyo will provide depth behind Chauncey Billups and will allow Lindsey Hunter -- in his 12th NBA season -- to play
fewer minutes. Arroyo started 71 games and averaged 12.6 points and
5.0 assists last season for the Jazz, but his role diminished this
season despite his signing a new contract on July 14. He started 16 of
30 games and averaged 8.2 points and 5.1 rebounds.
"We're excited to add him to our team, because we think Carlos
adds great flexibility to our backcourt," said Joe Dumars,
Detroit's president of basketball operations.
Though Arroyo has three years and about $12 million left on his
contract after this season, Dumars said his deal will not be a factor in the Pistons' hopes of re-signing Ben Wallace and Tayshaun Prince in the future.
Campbell, 36, helped the Pistons win the NBA title over the Los Angeles Lakers last season by slowing down Shaquille O'Neal. But he played in just 21 games this season because of Detroit's three-player frontcourt rotation of Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace and Antonio McDyess.
One beneficiary of the trade could be Darko Milicic, who moves
up in the big-man rotation with Campbell departing. Milicic, who
was drafted second overall in 2003, spent most of his rookie season
watching from the bench and had been doing the same this season.
By acquiring Campbell, the Jazz will clear salary-cap space this
summer. He signed a two-year, $8.4 million contract with the
Pistons before the 2003-04 season.
The 7-footer has averaged 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds in his
career, which started with the Lakers in 1990.
Arroyo, who was not drafted, began his career in Toronto and
Denver during the 2001-02 season. The Puerto Rico native's career
averages are 7.6 points and 3.5 assists.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.