Mario Chalmers Rumors

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Mario Chalmers
Mario Chalmers
Position: G
Born: 05/19/86
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $4,300,000
Chalmers is preparing for his eighth season in the NBA with the Miami Heat. He’s been a part of trade speculation this summer, heading into the final year of his contract ($4.3 million) this upcoming season. “It’s part of the business,” Chalmers said from Sports Pavilion Lawrence, where he was hosting a five-day youth camp. “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.”
via Lawrence Journal-World
It seems highly unlikely Pat Riley would do a deal with the Cavaliers, who could use both of those players and have a perfect trade piece to give up for them. Cleveland can ship out Brendan Haywood and his $10.5 million contract, which does not become guaranteed until Aug. 1. That means the Heat could acquire him and cut him at no cost. However, even if Riley could stomach making a move that helps LeBron James, there is no way the Heat can make a trade that improves the team it intends to take down this season. Miami has set a clear goal of winning the Eastern Conference, and the road to doing so almost certainly will go through Cleveland. That reason outweighs any personal grudges. Andersen and Chalmers could still end up with the Cavaliers if the Heat trade them elsewhere, but Miami could lessen the chance of that happening by waiting for Cleveland to do something with Haywood.
via Palm Beach Post

Mario Chalmers available

If Chalmers somehow makes it to training camp with the Heat, he would be the obvious choice to back up Dragic. But Miami appears intent on trying to purge the final year of his contract; his $4.3 million salary could result in a tax bill three times that amount, depending on the Heat’s final payroll number. The Heat has time to move Chalmers, because a team’s tax bill is based on the roster on the final day of the regular season, an NBA spokesman said. But Miami appears interested in moving as soon as it can find a suitable deal, according to a league official who has spoken to the Heat.
via Miami Herald

Chalmers, Birdman and Napier on the block?

There might not be a more fascinating long-term situation in the league. In the meantime, bringing Wade back on a one-year, $20 million deal puts the Heat about $13 million over the projected tax line, and Miami wants no part of the harsh repeater penalties that would come with paying the tax for a fourth time in five seasons. Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen are available for nothing, per several league sources, and the Heat have even put out Shabazz Napier feelers with an eye on carving out extra cap room next summer.
via Grantland