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Mario Chalmers | Guard | #6

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (4) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Mario Chalmers (Achilles) has been a full participant at recent workouts and will be a "full go" when Memphis opens up training camp in September.
Chalmers signed a one-year, partially guaranteed deal with the Grizzlies for the veteran's minimum this offseason, so while he's not a lock to land a spot on the regular-season roster, it looks like he's fully recovered from the Achilles injury. Even if he does make it past training camp, he'll just be splitting the backup point guard minutes with Wade Baldwin this season, meaning he'll have zero fantasy value while Mike Conley is healthy. Aug 29 - 4:04 PM

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Mario Chalmers only has $25,000 of guaranteed money with his one-year, $2.1 million deal.

You would think he's a lock to make the 15-man roster in Memphis, but it's anybody's guess as to how he will look coming off a major Achilles injury. He's also no spring chicken at the age of 31. If Chalmers can prove his worth in camp, he will compete with Wade Baldwin for the backup PG job behind Mike Conley. He's not on the standard-league radar and may be limited to start the season.
Jul 27 - 1:32 PM

Mario Chalmers will sign a one-year deal with Memphis according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The deal is only partially guaranteed for one year, so he's still not a lock to make the 15-man roster. Chalmers hasn't played in the NBA since tearing his Achilles back in March of 2016, but he's healthy again and it's nice to see him get another shot. He will battle Wade Baldwin for the backup PG role, so he won't have much fantasy value in Memphis.
Jul 18 - 10:31 PM

The Pelicans are looking to add a guard and will host Mario Chalmers, Quinn Cook, Reggie Williams and Hollis Thompson for a tryout this week.

After trading away Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, and Langston Galloway in the DeMarcus Cousins deal, the Pelicans roster is a bit unbalanced. Thus, they are looking to add depth to their backcourt. Chalmers recently auditioned for the Cavs but did not sign with Cleveland. He has plenty of NBA experience but is still working his way back from a torn Achilles injury that he suffered last March.
Feb 21 - 9:51 AM

Mario Chalmers is expected to work out for the Cavs on Wednesday.

The Cavs, who need to add a point guard/playmaker, are bringing Chalmers, Kirk Hinrich and Lance Stephenson in for a workout on Wednesday. Chalmers tore his Achilles last March and hasn't played in a game since. He was averaging 10.3 points and 3.8 assists for the Grizzlies before suffering the injury. Even if Chalmers inks a deal with Cleveland, he will likely only see limited minutes and won't have a fantasy impact.
Jan 31 - 1:37 PM

Mario Chalmers is reportedly still rehabbing his ruptured Achilles.

Chalmers reportedly is still not "physically ready" to play professional basketball, so this will quell any rumors linking him to Memphis in wake of the Mike Conley (back) injury. The Grizzlies will reportedly file for a hardship exception this weekend in order to add a 16th man to the roster, which is a pretty good indication that the franchise is not comfortable letting Andrew Harrison or Wade Baldwin operate as the team's starting point guard for a lengthy period of time.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Mario Chalmers (Achilles) is on target to be cleared for full basketball activity this week.

"Right now, I can pretty much do everything," Chalmers said. "I've been on the court the last two, three months just working on getting back. I'm back to sprinting, running and jumping." He's looking to sign a "prove-yourself deal" for one season with a contender, and several teams are said to be interested in the 30-year-old guard. Unless he lands in an ideal situation, Chalmers won't be a fantasy pickup in standard leagues.
Source: AP News
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 09:10:00 AM

The Cavs have "strong interest" in Mario Chalmers (Achilles), according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

The Cavs have some depth concerns at guard and are currently projected to get second-round rookie Kay Felder in the rotation. Chalmers is not going to be ready for the start of the season and his Achilles rehab will likely keep him limited for most of the 2016-17 season.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 03:59:00 PM

Mario Chalmers (Achilles) said he is about a month away from being ready to return.

His rehab is going well and several teams are staying in touch with him because there aren't many quality point guards left on the market. We fully expect Chalmers to find a job, but there's no reason to monitor this situation outside of very deep leagues for now.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 09:21:00 AM

Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel believes that Cleveland could be an option for Mario Chalmers.

With Mo Williams contemplating retirement, the Cavaliers could use another PG with only Kyrie Irving and Kay Felder currently on the roster. Chalmers was cleared to return to the court in late August after suffering an Achilles tear in March, but it's unclear when he will be 100 percent. Norris Cole could also be an option for the Cavaliers, but this is mostly speculation.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 09:44:00 AM

Mario Chalmers (Achilles) has been cleared to return to the court.

This is a big step for the free agent as he continues to recover from his Achilles tear from March. Chalmers will generate some interest around the league, but he's unlikely to see enough minutes to make a difference in standard fantasy leagues.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 01:28:00 PM

Mario Chalmers said that he is two weeks ahead of schedule in his recovery from his Achilles tear.

This is excellent news and Chalmers also added that his main goal is to show teams that he will be ready in time for training camp. Chalmers played well for the Grizzlies before suffering the injury, so he should still generate plenty of interest as a free agent this summer even though his Achilles could keep his price down.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 10:52:00 AM

Mario Chalmers (Achilles) is walking without crutches.

It's progress since his Mar. 15 surgery. Chalmers was walking very slowly in the video posted below and chances are he won't be ready for the start of the season. The timing is also terrible for Chalmers as he heads into free agency. He'll be signed, but the injury might cost him some money given how tough it is to come back from a torn Achilles.
Wed, May 4, 2016 06:50:00 PM

Mario Chalmers (Achilles) underwent successful surgery on Tuesday.

It's unclear exactly when Chalmers is going to be able to make it back to the court, but it's unlikely he's ready to go at the start of the 2016-17 season. With Chalmers done for the year and Mike Conley (foot) set to miss at least the next three weeks of action, Ray McCallum, Briante Weber and Lance Stephenson (wrist) will be running the point in Memphis. McCallum and Stephenson are worth owning in standard leagues, while Weber is more of a deep league asset.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 03:31:00 PM

Mario Chalmers (Achilles) is set to undergo surgery on Tuesday.

Chalmers tweeted on Tuesday that it was "surgery time" and is headed in to have his ruptured Achilles operated on. Rio will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, but it unlikely to be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season so it may be a while until he signs. For now, Lance Stephenson and Briante Weber will continue to fill in for the Grizzlies until Mike Conley (foot) returns.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 09:56:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Wade Baldwin
4Mario Chalmers
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Wayne Selden
3Ben McLemore
4Kobi Simmons
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
3Dillon Brooks
4Rade Zagorac
PF1JaMychal Green
2Ivan Rabb
3Vince Hunter
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright
3Deyonta Davis