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Mario Chalmers | Guard

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: Kansas
Contract: view contract details

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Mario Chalmers said he felt like he wasn't involved enough during the NBA Finals.
"Everybody in my ear, talking about ‘We need you, we need you to do this, we need you to do that.’ And then when it comes to the game, I didn’t feel involved," Chalmers said. "Like, you all talk about how y’all need me, but y’all didn’t put me in position to do anything." He made just 33.3 percent from the field in 23.3 minutes per game, so wasn't great while he was out there. He'll have a much bigger opportunity this year and could be a steal in the second half of fantasy drafts. Sep 15 - 9:49 AM

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Mario Chalmers is expected to see minutes at both PG and SG this season, according to Heat president Pat Riley.

Chalmers spent about 20 percent of his playing time at SG last year, and the move will allow Miami to rest Dwyane Wade without relying too heavily on Danny Granger, James Ennis or Reggie Williams. Chalmers hasn't averaged 30 minutes per game since his rookie season in 2008-09, and he's in line for a statistical boost with LeBron James out of town.

Mario Chalmers said he was surprised about LeBron James leaving the Heat.

"I never thought anybody would want to leave Miami for Cleveland but you grow up and you move on," Chalmers said. "That's what happened and there's no love lost." LeBron yelled at Chalmers more times than most people can count and it should be interesting to see his demeanor with the different roster. Chalmers' fantasy value figures to increase now that he'll have more responsibilities on offense.
Jul 19 - 12:53 PM

The details of Mario Chalmers' two-year deal with the Miami Heat have been released.

Chalmers will make $4.0 million during the 20140-15 season and $4.3 during the 2015-16 season. Chalmers will serve as the de factor starting point guard heading into training camp and should provide more fantasy value than in previous seasons, as long as he can hold off Norris Cole and Shabazz Napier.
Jul 15 - 11:01 AM

Free agent PG Mario Chalmers will re-sign with the Heat on a two-year contract.

"Proud to say I'm back [with] the Heat," he wrote on Twitter. "Heat nation we still here." Details of his contract haven't been disclosed, but Chalmers slots in as Miami's default starting PG with Norris Cole and Shabazz Napier backing up the position.
Jul 13 - 6:21 PM

With the Heat's so-called Big 3 all opting out of their contracts (Chris Bosh will do so on Monday), the Heat are expected to keep Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, but will likely not be able to re-sign PG Mario Chalmers.

With PG Norris Cole the only Heat player under contract right now, and rookie Shabazz Napier on hand, Chalmers is clearly expendable, especially after his disastrous postseason performance. The Heat are expected to add one more big name this summer, with the targets being Carmelo Anthony, Kyle Lowry, Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza, for starters. Chalmers could still end up returning to the Heat, but as of now, that seems like an unlikely scenario.
Jun 28 - 8:29 PM

Mario Chalmers didn't enter Game 5 until the mid-way point of the third quarter, finishing Miami's season-ending loss with eight points and zero assists in 15 minutes.

The Heat bench scored two points in the first half and 24 points overall, while the Spurs bench cruised to a combined 47 points. Top-heavy production from LeBron James (31 points) wasn't nearly enough to turn the tide against the surging Spurs, who had the home crowd roaring for them all night, as Miami fell short of their third straight championship. Chalmers' lousy play in the Finals may put a serious dent in his appeal as an unrestricted FA this summer.
Jun 15 - 11:21 PM

Mario Chalmers will not start Game 5 for the Heat on Sunday, with Ray Allen taking his place in the starting lineup.

Chalmers has had a horrific Finals, shooting 27.8 percent from the field while averaging 3.5 points, 3.5 assists, 2.5 turnovers and 3.8 personal fouls in just 25 minutes per game. LeBron James will undoubtedly do most of the ball-handling for Miami as they seek to avoid elimination in San Antonio, and Dwyane Wade and Allen should also pick up more play-making duties with Chalmers taking a backseat.
Jun 15 - 7:45 PM

Mario Chalmers is trying to figure out his recent struggles in advance of Thursday's Game 4 against the Spurs.

Chalmers has struggled during the 2014 NBA Finals and is averaging 3.3 points, 3.0 assists, and 3.0 turnovers through the first three games. The 28-year-old has said he is "going through one of the toughest challenges" of his life, but wouldn't elaborate on what those struggles were. His teammates have been trying to do what they can to restore his confidence as Chris Bosh added, "Whatever he’s holding on to, just let it go; it’s basketball. We have things going on – pressure and things off the court – but when you get on the court, it’s about nothing else but the game. We try to take as much pressure off of Rio as possible, but he has to do it himself." With the Heat trailing 2-1 going into Thursday's Game 4, a big game from Chalmers could go a long way towards evening the series.
Jun 12 - 9:32 AM

Mario Chalmers had his own film session at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.

"This is one of the toughest challenges I've ever been through," Chalmers said of his struggles in the NBA Finals. Coach Erik Spoelstra added the team has to trust Chalmers while his teamates have been sending him text messages. Despite his struggles, Chalmers will almost certainly get another start in Game 4 on Thursday.
Jun 11 - 2:43 PM

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is committed to his typical PG rotation with starter Mario Chalmers backed up by Norris Cole, despite their struggles vs. the Spurs in the Finals.

Chalmers said that he's "still at the drawing board" after his third straight sub-par performance on Tuesday, in which he scored two points on 0-of-5 shooting with four assists and three turnovers in 22 minutes. "As far as point guard play, we'll stick with those guys, and clearly, they're important to us," said Spoelstra. Miami's point guards have been thoroughly outplayed but the team doesn't have many alternatives -- LeBron James and Dwyane Wade already handle the ball on a significant number of possessions, and Toney Douglas is the only other PG-ready player on their roster.
Jun 11 - 9:37 AM

Mario Chalmers said following Game 2 on Sunday that he doesn't remember elbowing Tony Parker.

He was driving to the basket and clearly gave Parker an elbow to the chest, forcing the refs to call a Flagrant 1. Parker missed both free throw attempts, so it wasn't too costly for the Heat. However, Chalmers could receive a fine from the league.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 9 - 9:29 AM

Mario Chalmers hasn't scored double-digit points in a game since May 8, and he admitted on Saturday that he must "figure out a way to be effective."

Chalmers racked up five fouls and five turnovers in 17 minutes during Game 1 of the Finals, after which he was at a loss for answers. "I'm just dealing with different things, trying to fight through it as much as I can," Chalmers said. "Nothing injury-wise, nothing personal, just trying to figure out where I fit in." The Heat can't be pleased to hear their starting PG question where he fits in during the NBA Finals, and he may be kept on a short leash in Game 2.
Jun 8 - 6:26 PM

Mario Chalmers came out flat in Thursday's loss to the Spurs in Game 1, playing 17 minutes for three points, one rebound, one assist, three steals, one 3-pointer and five turnovers.

He committed five fouls in 17 minutes and looked like he hadn't played basketball in weeks. Chalmers allowed way too much penetration on defense and coach Erik Spoelstra gave Norris Cole 29 minutes off the bench. Cole had two points and five assists, so he didn't have a terrific showing either.
Jun 6 - 12:03 AM

Mario Chalmers finished with six points, two boards, five assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer on 2-of-9 shooting vs. the Pacers on Sunday.

He committed a horrible foul on C.J. Watson and will likely be getting a call from the league office. Chalmers was charged with a flagrant 1, and most signs point to him being in the lineup for Game 2 despite shoving Watson in the back. Although, Super Nintendo Chalmers will have to hit the reset button due to sub-par play on both ends of the floor.
May 18 - 6:16 PM