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Mario Chalmers | Guard

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: Kansas
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The Heat are expected to bring Mario Chalmers to training camp, although they haven't ruled out the possibility of trading him in October or sometime after that if they can find a taker.
The Heat have been actively shopping Chalmers for some time now, but there hasn't been much interest around the league up to this point. It sounds like if they can find the right deal, they'd be happy to unload Chalmers in order to lower their tax bill, but finding that deal has been an issue thus far. Chalmers isn't in a great situation in Miami, competing for reserve minutes with the likes of Gerald Green and Tyler Johnson, so he won't be someone to target in standard leagues on draft day. Aug 26 - 12:06 PM

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Mario Chalmers admitted that the trade speculation surrounding him has been tough.

"I mean it's kind of tough just hearing all the rumors and stuff," Chalmers said. "But you know, that's what it was, was just rumors. I've just got to keep focusing on my game and keep my mind straight and keep fighting through it." Chalmers added that he is willing to accept any role on the team, but it appears that he would strictly be a backup PG with Gerald Green capable of backing up Dwyane Wade at the two. Chalmers is only on the radar in deeper leagues while Goran Dragic is healthy, and he could face some competition from Tyler Johnson in camp for the backup spot.
Aug 14 - 10:38 AM

According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Heat would "like nothing more" than to unload Mario Chalmers' contract.

Chalmers' name has been in the rumor mill for basically the whole summer, and it's pretty obvious that unloading his contract would save the Heat a lot of luxury tax. The Heat have been molding Tyler Johnson into a backup PG, so it's possible that he could see some minutes in the rotation right out of the gate if Chalmers is dealt.
Aug 8 - 9:50 AM

"Rumbles persist" that the Heat still want to trade Mario Chalmers, sources told ESPN.

Despite the Heat moving both Shabazz Napier and Zoran Dragic within the last week, Miami is looking to push its tax bill even lower with a Chalmers departure. Even if he remains around throughout the offseason, it's clear that Rio's future with the organization won't be for the long haul.
Jul 27 - 11:27 AM

According to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, the trade that sent Shabazz Napier to the Magic doesn't necessarily mean that Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen will remain in Miami.

Chalmers and Andersen are both on expiring contracts and have been in the rumor mill for a while now, so this report isn't exactly surprising. Chalmers has said that he would like to stick with the Heat, but Miami hasn't exactly been shy about their desire to open up cap space. Nothing is imminent at the moment, but we will be tracking this story closely all season.
Jul 26 - 3:34 PM

Mario Chalmers said he would prefer to stay with the Miami Heat.

While numerous reports have the Heat shopping Chalmers around the league, the 29-year-old would prefer to stay in Miami. "It’s part of the business," Chalmers said. "For me, I don’t really think about it. I try to control what I can control, and I’m just working on me and my game. I would definitely love to stay in Miami. I think we have a good chance this year to go all the way. It’s just bringing everything together." Rio could end up providing decent fantasy value if he lands in the perfect situation, but he's not worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues as long as he's on the Heat,
Source: KU Sports
Jul 21 - 9:04 AM

The Heat remain aggressive in shopping Mario Chalmers on the trade market.

We've now had at least five reports that Chalmers is available in a trade, but if he were a desired commodity with any real value on the market, a deal would have probably already been consummated. Miami is reportedly looking for a second-round pick or cap relief in exchange for Rio.
Jul 20 - 9:56 AM

The Heat are reportedly trying to shed cap space for next season, and they have put Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen on the trade block "for nothing."

It sounds like there's a very strong possibility that Chalmers and Birdman will be sporting new jerseys next season, and Chalmers could potentially crank out some decent low-end value if he lands in the right situation. Andersen, at best, will be a low-end shot blocking specialist in deep leagues.
Source: Grantland
Jul 7 - 4:32 PM

Mario Chalmers and Chris 'Birdman' Andersen are both on the trade block in Miami, sources told ESPN.

The idea behind trading either or both players would be to clear additional cash for Dwyane Wade's new deal, but any deal involving either (or both) is going to be minimal in terms of what it would return for Miami. The Heat are playing with fire when it comes to their depth chart as they look to expedite their post-LeBron James rebuild.
Source: ESPN
Jun 22 - 1:47 PM

Mario Chalmers (knee), who has been limited to just light shooting, is expecting to be cleared for more extensive on-court work in the first week of July.

"I've still got a quite a ways from being full back," Chalmers said. "I'm working on bending my knee and getting my range of motion back." It was revealed that Chalmers was struggling with his knee throughout the year, so hopefully his recent surgery will allow him to be 100 percent next season. Chalmers should be ready to go for training camp, and we will continue to track his progress closely.
Jun 10 - 10:42 AM

Mario Chalmers (knee surgery) said that his right knee had been bothering him "throughout the whole year."

The surgery alleviated his inflamed Plica but he's not expected to miss much time and should be 100 percent for training camp. "I feel like right now is the perfect time for me to go in and get and get it cleaned out especially going into a contract year," Chalmers said. The 29-year-old was a borderline fantasy option this season with averages of 10.2 points on 40.3 percent shooting, 0.9 threes, 2.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals.
Jun 9 - 7:52 PM

Mario Chalmers (knee) went through some shooting drills on Tuesday.

Chalmers just had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on May 29, so it's safe to say that his rehab is going well. We will continue to track his progress closely, but Chalmers should be 100 percent well before the start of training camp. He will have a tough time carving out a sizable role in Miami if Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade return as expected, so his fantasy value could be on the decline.
Jun 3 - 10:35 AM

Mario Chalmers had arthroscopic surgery on Friday to repair an inflamed plica in his right knee.

It was just a 20-minute procedure and Chalmers is going to begin rehabbing immediately. Obviously, he'll be ready to go for training camp in the fall. Chalmers had an up-and-down year, averaging 10.2 points, 2.6 boards, 3.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.9 treys. He'll be a late-round flier in fantasy leagues next season.
May 29 - 4:10 PM

Mario Chalmers said that he isn't thinking about his role with the Miami Heat and that he is focusing solely on improving his game this summer,

"Right now, I'm not even thinking about it," Chalmers said. "My main focus is work on my game, and then, as it starts getting closer to the season, see what the game plan is and see how I need to adjust my work habits." Chalmers had a disappointing 2014-15 campaign, and he could have a hard time carving out a sizeable role next season if Goran Dragic returns and Shabazz Napier continues to improve. This summer will be huge for the Heat, but as of right now it's going to be tough to target Chalmers in fantasy leagues with the way things are shaping up.
May 16 - 11:20 AM

Mario Chalmers (illness) will play Thursday vs. the Bulls.

Chalmers has been simply awful lately, scoring in single digits in his previous four outings. He can be viewed as a steals and 3-point specialist in extremely deep leagues, but he should not be owned in standard formats.
Apr 9 - 6:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Mario Chalmers
3Tyler Johnson
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Gerald Green
3Josh Richardson
SF1Luol Deng
2Justise Winslow
3James Ennis
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Udonis Haslem
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Amare Stoudemire
3Chris Andersen