HoopsHype Mario Chalmers Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 25, 2014 | 06:02 PM

Ira Winderman

And that leaves the Heat with seven holdovers: Bosh, Wade, Birdman, Haslem, Cole, Chalmers and Justin Hamilton.

Joseph Goodman

2014-15 #Heat: Cole, Wade, Deng, McRoberts, Bosh Chalmers, Brown, Granger, Andersen, Haslem Napier, Dawkins, Ennis, Williams, Hamilton

Ira Winderman

With Heat limited on wing, with Deng and Granger out, Heat in third went with Napier, Chalmers and Cole together. Small(est) ball.

Ira Winderman

Mario Chalmers clearly the Heat front-runner as backup shooting guard. Shannon Brown has shown little, James Ennis simply not ready yet.

Shandel Richardson

Again, we're seeing the Cole-Chalmers backcourt.

Kurt Helin

Dwyane Wade plays 90-year-old woman 1-on-1, disses Mario Chalmers (video) dlvr.it/7JChsS

Ira Winderman

Does Norris Cole merit the time ahead of Mario Chalmers at point guard? Latest "Ask Ira" at bit.ly/1yk2gCa plus more.

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra says it's not necessarily set that Norris Cole will start and Mario Chalmers will come off the bench as a combo guard.

Surya Fernandez

Chalmers misses both free throws and the Heat hold on to a 5 point lead with 34 seconds left. This one isn't over just yet.

Surya Fernandez

Heat have the lead 70-67 entering the final quarter. Chalmers scored 9 points, Bosh 6 in the third quarter.

Jason Lieser

End Q3: Heat 70, Rockets 67. Mario Chalmers having a nice game off the bench: 13p on 3/5, 3a, 3s.

Ira Winderman

Heat 70, Rickets 67 at end of three. Wade with 19, Bosh with 17. Chalmers with an impressive 13

Ira Winderman

Chalmers banks in three, and Heat lead after trailing by 13. Place impressively loud for preseason.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Safe to say that Mario Chalmers has his confidence back

Jason Lieser

Mario Chalmers was instructing Shawne Williams before that first FT, missed it, immediately went back to instructing.

Jonathan Feigen

Bosh wraps an arm around Chalmers and chats after Pat Beverley annoys Chalmers into a T. Somewhere, LeBron's yelling at the TV.

Ira Winderman

Patrick Beverley, the pest that he is, draws a technical foul on Chalmers for a retaliatory elbow.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers not only playing point now, but even advanced the ball while partnered with Napier.

Joseph Goodman

Where does Mario Chalmers rank in the NBA as a Sixth Man?

Ira Winderman

And now another charge on Wade, so backup shooting guard Mario Chalmers enters.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers started preseason opener, hasn't started at point guard in six games since

Ira Winderman

Norris Cole again starts in place of Chalmers at point guard. Also starting: Chris Bosh, Shawne Williams, Luol Deng and Dwyane Wade.

Steve Popper

Lots of unnamed agents will always grouse about why their clients struggled. Stars who win are demanding. Ask Mario Chalmers.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers back at point guard for first time in two games.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers at scorers' table about to return.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers (left-eye laceration) is getting stitches in the locker room and expected to return, per Heat.

Ira Winderman

And now, with Chalmers out, Tyler Johnson enters for the first time.

Joseph Goodman

Mario Chalmers to the locker room after a shot to the eye.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Chalmers bumped heads with Ginobili, but appears to be OK.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers back in the Heat's starting lineup. The irony is he didn't start the previous time the Heat played here.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs: Joseph, Green, Anderson, Duncan, Bonner. Heat: Cole, Chalmers, Haslem, Granger, Williams. Just like in the Finals.

Ira Winderman

Spoestra to hold out Wade, Bosh, Deng and Birdman tonight, likely to start Shawne Williams, Haslem, Granger, Cole and Chalmers.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wade, Bosh, Deng, Andersen out for the Heat vs. Spurs. Cole & Chalmers starting together in backcourt.

Ira Winderman

Is Chalmers at backup shooting guard the best option for the Heat? Latest "Ask Ira" at bit.ly/1zg45UZ plus more

Ira Winderman

Late 3-pointers by Chalmers, Napier help Heat score first preseason victory, down Warriors 115-108. bit.ly/1tAJcBi

Joseph Goodman

Chalmers and Napier with back-to-back triples for the Heat, which is working hard for its first victory of the preseason.

Ira Winderman

And Chalmers puts the Heat ahead and Jayhawk faithful rejoice.

Joseph Goodman

Napier, Chalmers, Ennis, Shawne Williams, Bosh in for the Heat with 7-min mark coming.

Ira Winderman

And now -- and I'm looking right at it -- Mario Chalmers admonishing Dwyane Wade about defensive coverage.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers again in at the two, with Wade again moving to the three.

Ira Winderman

Now Shannon Brown in for Chalmers, who only has played shooting guard to this stage.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers back to start the second period, at shooting guard.

Ira Winderman

In addition to playing Chalmers at the two, Deng has been playing at the four.

Ira Winderman

Shooting guard Chalmers now with two fouls in his seven minutes.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers as Vinnie Johnson, who would have thunk it?

Ira Winderman

Napier now enters for Cole, which means Chalmers stays as shooting guard. Clearly trying to give Chalmers extended runs at two.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers enters . . . for Deng. Clearly trying to see if Chalmers can also be backup two, as Wade moves to three.

Ethan J. Skolnick

If Chalmers isn't getting start in Kansas City, I think it's safe to say that Spoelstra is doing more than experimenting w/ Cole as starter

Ira Winderman

Heat starters: Cole, Wade, Deng, Shawne Williams and Bosh. So back near his Kansas college roots, Chalmers again doesn't start.

Ira Winderman

Looks like Spoelstra will start Cole again tonight, "Just trying to get to know our team," was all he offered of the call over Chalmers.