Mario Chalmers RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Ira Winderman: As Sun Sentinel has reported, trade of Chalmers, Birdman would mean no Heat tax increase if Wade is moved up to maximum for ’15-16.
According to multiple league sources, the Heat are attempting to trade guard Mario Chalmers and big man Chris Andersen to help free up some salary that could ultimately be diverted to Wade. Both going into the final years of their contracts, Andersen and Chalmers are contracted to make a combined $9.3 million next season.
Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers revealed Tuesday that the recent procedure on his right knee actually was to address a season-long issue. On hand Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena as the team announced a $350,000 donation from the team’s charitable fund to Big Brothers Big Sisters to create a fitness center, Chalmers said the May 29 arthroscopic procedure to repair an inflamed Plica in his right knee was something he decided to put off during a season.
It’s all battlefield promotions and duct-taped ideas at this point, especially with Wade once again going down. Nothing makes sense anymore. “A lot of people are out of rhythm, and you really don’t know what’s going to happen — when you’re going to get the ball, when you’re going to shoot it, you just never know. You just got to be ready for everything, I guess,” Chalmers said.
After Wade’s injury in the second quarter, Chalmers backed up both Goran Dragic and rookie Tyler Johnson, who started the second half at shooting guard. Chalmers wasn’t complaining about his role on Thursday in that visiting locker room in Cleveland. He just couldn’t really explain it. “I don’t know,” Chalmers said. “It’s something I’ve never experienced before. This is something new to a lot of people on this team, but we’ve got to make it work.”
On the other end, Wade’s sometimes backup, Mario Chalmers, questioned his place on the team. As one of the Heat’s only uninjured players, Chalmers knows he has a lot to offer, but at this point he’s not quite sure how to do it. Seven games remain of this bewitched and broken season. “I don’t even really know what my role is on this team anymore,” Chalmers told the Miami Herald. “I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing.”
Joseph Goodman: Frustration setting in for Heat. MARIO CHALMERS: “I don’t even really know what my role is on this team anymore.” hrld.us/1NHOU8L
Joseph Goodman: Breaking: Erik Spoelstra just called Mario Chalmers a “Heat lifer” on the @JoyTaylorTalks and @ZaslowShow.
Dwyane Wade: Great win tonite fellas.. I’m proud of the way @mchalmers15 has played this season and especially since I’ve been out. #MIP #HeatNation. Mario Chalmers: @DwyaneWade thanks big bro. I’m holding it down till u get back.
Bosh delivered the dagger — a 3-pointer 1:23 from the end that brought that 11-point lead. He credited Chalmers, who credited coach Erik Spoelstra, who credited everybody — including three rookies (James Ennis, Shabazz Napier and Andre Dawkins) who played together. Miami, on the tail end of a back-to-back, was without Dwyane Wade (hamstring), Luol Deng (wrist) and Josh McRoberts (foot). “We’re going to put the ball in [Chalmers’] hands sometimes, especially late in the game and especially with guys out. We were relying on him a bit and he came through,” said Bosh, who had a key offensive rebound that led to his own jumper, Chalmers assisting, to ignite the key 9-2 streak.
Is Mario Chalmers benched? I raise this question based on purely anecdotal evidence, if you even want to call it that. After a long day of practice, in which the team ran over its scheduled stopping time by at least an hour, Chalmers posted this to Instagram: “After the day of negativity I had it’s good to b around some positive energy…”
Ira Winderman: And so it begins. Chalmers refers to LeBron as “that guy” at Heat media day. Photographer said Chalmers appeared “regretful” about comment.
Yet, for a while, the only place he went was deeper inside his own head. “To be honest, I sat in the house and pouted,” Chalmers said. “I felt like, for us to have the opportunity to accomplish a three-peat like that, and not being able to perform to the best of my ability, not being able to be there for my team…. I just felt like I let people down. Especially with it being my contract year, I feel like I let myself down along with the Heat organization.”
“I didn’t think I’d be back,” Chalmers said. “I didn’t think that at all. I didn’t even think the Heat would want me back, to be honest. That’s how I felt like my playoff performance was, that they didn’t want me back, they wanted to go another direction. So that was in my mind, too, but I was, like, if it happens, it happens.”
Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers has listed a Miami condominium formerly owned by the hip-hop artist Drake for sale at $4 million. The residence, which featured prominently in the music video for the DJ Khaled song “I’m on One,” consists of two merged units within the Marquis Residences with vaulted interiors, floor-to-ceiling glass and a marble staircase. Combined, the two-story floor plan contains a chef’s kitchen, a den, a game room, a wet bar, five bedrooms and five baths in 5,475 square feet of living space.
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Mario Chalmers: Work work work. Gettin right. I’m motivated to help get back to the finals. #minorsetback4majorcomeback instagram.com/p/rX2GyPP4WU/
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed guard Mario Chalmers. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “It’s great to have Mario back,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “We’re happy that he wants to continue his career in Miami, he’s one of our core players, and I believe he will have a great season.”
The loss of LeBron James stings. No way around that. But Heat president Pat Riley didn’t sulk. At least not for too long. Two days after reaching a new deal with forward Chris Bosh and hours after landing free-agent forward Luol Deng, Riley on Sunday continued to fill roster spots. The Heat will re-sign point guard Mario Chalmers and big man Chris Andersen, a person familiar with the deal told USA TODAY Sports.
Jason Lieser: ESPN reports point guard Mario Chalmers will re-sign with Miami for 2 years. Money unknown.
Ethan J. Skolnick: As noted at start of FA, Miami never completely closed the door on Chalmers. Now expecting it to fully open for him to return.
Alex Kennedy: Miami has explored the possibility of adding talent via a Mario Chalmers sign-and-trade, per sources. Pat Riley still trying to make moves.
Free agent point guard Mario Chalmers wants to stay put and help the Miami Heat try to get back to the NBA Finals for a fifth consecutive season. “I hope we stay together,” Chalmers told Yahoo! Sports. “I think we have a good thing going.”
Ray Allen started in place of slumping Mario Chalmers, a desperate lineup change by coach Erik Spoelstra, but that didn’t work, either. Nothing worked but LeBron James. “Not disappointed in any of my teammates,” James said afterward – even though he hadn’t been asked about any of his teammates.
Miami will try to fight off elimination in the NBA Finals tonight with Ray Allen in the starting lineup and regular starting point guard Mario Chalmers on the bench. The Heat announced shortly before tipoff in San Antonio they will start LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Rashard Lewis and Allen. They also deactivated Greg Oden and Justin Hamilton, meaning Michael Beasley will be available for the first time in this series.
“Everybody else is doing their job, and it’s me that’s not helping the team right now,” Chalmers said. “I don’t want to be that guy. I don’t know what it is right now, but I have to figure it out.”
“The crime scene was contaminated,” said Miami Beach police spokesman Bobby Hernandez. “A crime scene tells a story.” Item contamination “takes away from the narrative.” Adding to the difficulty of the police investigation: the death of Antaun Teasley, 42, a celebrated chef who cooked for professional athletes that include Miami Heat point guards Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers. Teasley was found with a bullet in his upper torso by the club’s promoter, a personal friend, near an exit at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he died. “It’s like taking pieces of the puzzle away. It could be anything from a club bottle with glass that contains prints, to blood spats,” Hernandez said. “What has really set us back, too, is that the victim passed away.”
After a personal chef was shot dead at the South Beach club Mansion, the crowd scattered, jammed exits, and ran out onto Washington Avenue and into nearby clubs where patrons blended in with the dancing masses. The chaos and cleanup that followed left the crime scene poisoned. In the aftermath of Tuesday’s shooting and the fight that preceded it inside the club’s VIP section, tables were knocked around, couch pillows were tossed about, and glasses, bottles and napkins with potential fingerprints went airborne.