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Mario Chalmers | Guard | #6

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (4) / MIN
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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. Mar 15 - 3:31 PM

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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.

Mario Chalmers suffered a ruptured Achilles and will miss the rest of the season.

It's a really tough blow for Chalmers and the Grizzlies waived him. He is in a contract year and he is very unlikely to be ready for the start of next season. Chalmers was playing some of his best ball before the injury and now the Grizzlies are without their top two point guards. They will play Lance Stephenson at the point while newly-signed Briante Weber will get some run until Mike Conley (foot) is back.
Mar 10 - 7:16 PM

The Grizzlies are worried that Mario Chalmers ruptured his Achilles on Wednesday, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

The Grizzlies will know more after Chalmers undergoes an MRI on Thursday, but it looks like they could be without Rio for an extending period. With Mike Conley (foot) ailing, Lance Stephenson is worth scooping up while newly-signed Briante Weber could be in line for big minutes and is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.
Mar 10 - 10:48 AM

Mario Chalmers suffered a foot injury on Wednesday and needed help getting to the locker room, and he'll have an MRI in Memphis on Thursday.

It looked bad and he won't return. He reportedly said he heard a 'pop' and it's possible he suffered an Achilles injury. Chalmers was going to play big minutes and has played great, but now the Grizzlies are down to Lance Stephenson at point guard. Stephenson is worth a speculative add for now, but the Grizzlies will likely be adding a point guard on a 10-day deal and it's expected to be Briante Weber.

Mario Chalmers scored 17 points against the Cavs on Monday with four rebounds, seven assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

Mike Conley (foot) has already been ruled out for Wednesday, so Chalmers has at least one more gem left. He was also logging around a third of his minutes at shooting guard and was already worth owning in standard leagues before the Conley news. Even though Conley is only day-to-day, Chalmers should be owned in all leagues right now.
Mar 7 - 10:52 PM

The Grizzlies will start Mario Chalmers, Tony Allen, P.J. Hairston, JaMychal Green, and Ryan Hollins against the Cavs on Monday.

Chalmers should be getting all the minutes he can handle as the only healthy point guard on the roster. He should be locked and loaded in all lineups and his ownership in DFS should be extremely high. Mike Conley (foot) will miss at least two games.
Mar 7 - 6:53 PM

Mario Chalmers played 30 minutes against the Jazz on Friday with 11 points, six rebounds, five assists, two blocks, five steals and one 3-pointer.

He picked up 10 minutes at combo guard to get him over the top. Since Tony Allen (knee) went down, Chalmers has played next to Mike Conley for 37 minutes with a very impressive net rating of plus-38.6. He could fall off once Allen returns, but that's four solid games from Chalmers. Give him a look if you need a point guard with something to cut.
Mar 5 - 12:46 AM

Mario Chalmers pitched in 15 points in 27 minutes vs. the Kings on Wednesday, making 4-of-9 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs with four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

It must be noted that the Kings' defense is lousy, particularly against point guards -- they're giving up the fourth-most points and third-most assists to opposing PGs this season. Chalmers' production is too mercurial to rely on him while Mike Conley is healthy.
Mar 3 - 12:34 AM

Mario Chalmers scored 15 points off the bench on Monday vs. the Nuggets.

He also had three assists, two boards, two steals and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes and hit all eight of his free throws. Mike Conley didn't have it going tonight with seven points on 2-of-9 shooting with nine assists, so Chalmers saved the Grizzlies in this one. This was his second straight game with 15 points, so give him a look if you need guard help.
Mar 1 - 12:49 AM

Mario Chalmers scored 15 points with one rebound, one assist, three steals and two turnovers in 21 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

He rolled his ankle, but he was fine. Chalmers is going to get the majority of his minutes at point guard, but he does get occasional run at the off guard. He's more of a 14-team guy right now.
Feb 28 - 12:37 AM

Mario Chalmers played 27 minutes vs. the Wolves on Friday with 10 points, three assists, three boards, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Super Mario shot 2-of-6 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line with a couple of turnovers. With Courtney Lee and Jeff Green no longer in Memphis, a lot of minutes have opened up and Chalmers should see decent minutes at both guard spots moving forward. He's not a must-own player yet, but he's worth a look if you need a guard due to his ability to rack up assists, steals and 3-pointers.
Feb 20 - 12:55 AM

Mario Chalmers was ejected for elbowing Sasha Vujacic on Friday night.

It was a flagrant 2 and it's hard to argue with the refs tossing him. Chalmers probably won't be suspended here and should be in the lineup against the Mavs on Saturday. He finished with eight points, three rebounds and two steals in 17 minutes.
Feb 5 - 9:30 PM

Mario Chalmers handed out 10 assists in Thursday's win over the Bucks, adding seven points, four boards and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

Garbage time was definitely a factor in the blowout win, so take this performance with a grain of salt. Chalmers was scoreless in 14 minutes vs. the Magic on Monday, so this doesn't move the needle much. Chalmers is more of a deep-league guy while Mike Conley is active.
Jan 29 - 12:09 AM

Mario Chalmers moved back to the bench against the Pelicans on Monday with three points, one rebound, five assists and three turnovers in 21 minutes.

Mike Conley (Achilles) looked very good today, so Chalmers' fantasy value isn't looking great in the short term. If you're in a weekly league and can afford a stash with some stand-alone value, Chalmers is worth a look. Having said that, he will likely need Conley to miss games to be a hot pickup again. It's also worth a mention that Chalmers played zero minutes next to Conley today.
Jan 18 - 6:44 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Xavier Munford
3Jordan Farmar
4Bryce Cotton
SG1Tony Allen
2P.J. Hairston
3Vince Carter
4Jordan Adams
SF1Matt Barnes
2Lance Stephenson
PF1Zach Randolph
2Jarell Martin
C1Marc Gasol
2JaMychal Green
3Brandan Wright
4Chris Andersen