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Mario Chalmers | Guard

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: Kansas
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Mario Chalmers started at point guard during the second half of Thursday's 110-93 loss to the Clippers, finishing with 13 points, one rebound, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.
Norris Cole (finger) was unable to return to action following an injury in the first half. Chalmers had a couple really careless turnovers and he's certainly not the most consistent player in the NBA. His minutes seem extremely safe right now and he should be starting in most leagues with Miami banged up. Nov 20 - 11:24 PM

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Mario Chalmers scored a team-high 22 points in Monday's win over the Nets, hitting 5-of-12 shots (11-of-13 FTs) with three rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

This is the type of line owners thought they'd periodically see when he appeared to be the unquestioned starter at point guard over the summer. He's enjoying life without Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng around, and the real question will be in how Erik Spoelstra deploys him not just in terms of position, but in terms of touches when the guys return.
Nov 17 - 11:38 PM

Mario Chalmers finished Sunday's disappointing home loss with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, five assists and one steal.

He started at SG in place of Dwyane Wade (hamstring) and played well before fouling out in 35 minutes of action. Chalmers is a must-start fantasy option when Wade is sidelined, but on the season he's been just a 14-team value in 28.4 minutes per game as a reserve. His knack for 3-pointers, assists and steals keeps him viable in all formats and he should slowly improve as he adjusts to a bench role going forward.
Nov 16 - 8:53 PM

Mario Chalmers will start in place of Dwyane Wade (hamstring) on Sunday as the Heat take on the Bucks.

Chalmers was excellent in his last outing, putting up 23 points and 11 assists over a whopping 40 minutes of action. He'll likely get a similar workload tonight, and should be in all active lineups. James Ennis will head to the bench after playing just six minutes in his start on Friday, and he's not an option in standard leagues.
Nov 16 - 5:27 PM

Mario Chalmers was terrific off the bench on Friday against the Hawks with 23 points, one rebound, 11 assists and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

He started the second half and was Miami's best player tonight. Chalmers has been on a bit of a roller coast ride this season, but he's still doing enough to remain owned in standard leagues.
Nov 14 - 11:14 PM

Mario Chalmers has embraced his new role coming off the bench.

"I get to see the game, see where we need a spark," Chalmers said. "And see where I can have an impact. I see the game a little differently." Already with four double-digit scoring games this season, Chalmers is just "finding different ways to attack."
Nov 10 - 12:32 PM

Mario Chalmers had the hot hand on Sunday, scoring 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting with three 3-pointers, four assists and two steals in 34 minutes.

Chalmers continues to serve as Dwyane Wade's primary backup at SG, while assuming primary ball-handling duties for stretches, and it's a role that has yielded mixed results. He hasn't been fun to own through Miami's first seven games but that could change in a hurry if he improves on his shooting, which was at a paltry 34.9 percent prior to this outbreak. His combination of 3-pointers, assists and steals makes him a fantasy PG to watch.
Nov 9 - 10:36 PM

Mario Chalmers had his worst game of the season on Saturday with two points, one rebound, four assists, one steal, one block, five turnovers and four fouls in 19 minutes.

He had another bad game on Wednesday with just six points and he also came into this game making just 39.1 percent from the field. Despite this cold stretch, Chalmers is too good in steals and treys to make any hasty cuts. If you're going to cut him, it should only be for a hot free agent.
Nov 8 - 10:52 PM

Mario Chalmers scored 12 points off the Miami bench Sunday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

He did shoot just 3-of-10 from the field, but has been able to put up enough stats off the bench to still be worth owning in standard league. Starter Norris Cole struggled Sunday by scoring just five points, but we don't see a lineup change in the near future considering Miami is off to a perfect start to the season.
Nov 2 - 9:34 PM

Mario Chalmers had a nice line in his 25 minutes off the bench against the 76ers with 20 points, two rebounds, four assists, four steals and two 3-pointers.

He made 6-of-9 from the field and improved from an underwhelming eight-point game to start the season. Chalmers is a great example of a bench player worthy of owning in standard leagues because of his steals, dimes and treys.
Nov 2 - 12:35 AM

Mario Chalmers came off the bench and hit 3-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for eight points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal on Wednesday.

He lost his starting PG job to Norris Cole, who scored 23 tonight, and is now a backup shooting guard. This is not what we envisioned back in July, and Chalmers is a candidate to be dropped for a hot free agent.
Oct 30 - 12:51 AM

Mario Chalmers played shooting guard off the Heat bench again on Tuesday and had 13 points, three rebounds, three assists, four steals, a block and two 3-pointers on 3-of-7 shooting.

Maybe the move will be good for him, and we've officially put him at reserve shooting guard. We doubt his days at point guard are over, though, as rookie Shabazz Napier is going to go through some growing pains. But the PG you want to own in Miami is now Norris Cole, and not Rio.
Oct 21 - 11:32 PM

Mario Chalmers needed three stitches above his left eye after being hit in the face on Saturday.

He returned to action and is fine. Chalmers is a huge wild card for the Heat this season. He'll either start at point guard of he could be used as a sixth man at both guard spots a la Jamal Crawford. Regardless, the output in steals and treys make him a nice target late in drafts.
Oct 20 - 12:48 PM

Mario Chalmers started at shooting guard against the Spurs on Saturday, scoring 11 points with four rebounds, two assists, three steals, one 3-pointer and one turnover in 21 minutes.

He needed to go to the locker room after a shot to the head, but he's fine. Chalmers was briefly in the doghouse, but he seems to be let loose. The steals and triples are going to be there with some dimes mixed in, so he's certainly worth a look as a boom-or-bust pick in the later rounds.
Oct 18 - 11:44 PM

Mario Chalmers (hip) was brought off the bench despite playing in his old Kansas digs on Friday, finishing with 13 points, five rebounds, two steals, two threes and four turnovers in 20 minutes.

The Miami media has caught on to the growing position battle between Chalmers and tonight's starter Norris Cole (five points, two assists, 21 minutes) -- so something is clearly up here. One theory is that Chalmers has essentially been playing the role of shooting guard for years and he could fit better backing up both guard positions, but in any event Chalmers' once-rosy outlook in terms of playing time and role is now in question. Cole didn't exactly run away with anything tonight but he's been playing fairly well this preseason. If you want to drop Chalmers down a few pegs and bring Cole up accordingly feel free, and in any event both players are likely to be affordable on draft day.
Oct 18 - 2:09 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Norris Cole
2Shabazz Napier
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Mario Chalmers
3Shannon Brown
4Andre Dawkins
SF1Luol Deng
2Danny Granger
3James Ennis
PF1Josh McRoberts
2Shawne Williams
3Udonis Haslem
C1Chris Bosh
2Chris Andersen
3Justin Hamilton