HoopsHype Mario Chalmers Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 18, 2014 | 09:37 PM

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.

Joseph Goodman

Chalmers tells me Kansas City is a KU town, and "they don't want anything to do with Missouri."

Joseph Goodman

Mario Chalmers (hip pointer) most certainly will be playing tonight in Kansas City.

Shandel Richardson

Coming off the bench hasn't been easy for Mario Chalmers: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra on Mario Chalmers: "He’s one of the all-time clutch players in this game. How many times does he have to prove himself?"

Jason Lieser

Mario Chalmers' shoe deal w/ Spalding ran out. He's wearing LeBrons in the preseason. Says he'll mix it up throughout the year.

Ira Winderman

Defense, Wade (3 of 9), Deng (1 of 6) make this another night of concern for the Heat. They badly need McRoberts and the good Chalmers

Ira Winderman

And now Shabazz Napier in the first quarter, with Chalmers out.

Surya Fernandez

Video: #Heat coach Erik Spoelstra gives update on status of Mario Chalmers. burst.com/h/cd1560c

Jaryd Wilson

Heat point guard Mario Chalmers (hip) will not play tonight, according to head coach Erik Spoelstra.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers held out of Tuesday night's exhibition against Hawks due to sore hip, as intrigue continues at point guard. bit.ly/1xQ11u6

Surya Fernandez

Spoelstra says Mario Chalmers is out for tonight's game. Says he injured his hip in Rio but would play if it was a regular season game.

Shandel Richardson

Mario Chalmers will not play tonight because of a hip pointer.

Ira Winderman

Mario Chalmers out tonight with a sore hip. Spoelstra said Chalmers could have played if it was a regular-season game.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Mario Chalmers says his hip injury isn't serious. Just sore, so he will sit out tonight. Napier will play with Heat's 2nd unit.

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra says Josh McRoberts (toe) is out and Mario Chalmers (hip) is doubtful for tonight vs ATL.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Josh McRoberts out again for Heat tonight vs. Hawks. Mario Chalmers likely sitting due to hip pointer.

Joseph Goodman

McRoberts is out tonight and Mario Chalmers is doubtful (hip pointer).

Jason Lieser

Mario Chalmers on last week: "Not a lot of us speak Portuguese."

Ethan J. Skolnick

Mario Chalmers (hip pointer) will not return. Cavs up 18.

Shandel Richardson

Mario Chalmers (hip pointer) will not return.

Joseph Goodman

Chalmers out with a right hip pointer.

Ethan J. Skolnick

1 LBJ little brother vs. another RT @Jason Lloyd Waiters just chirped at Heat bench after that basket & foul, Chalmers barked back at him

Chris Haynes

Waiting for Mario Chalmers to turn it over and LeBron James sprints to him to give him an ear full before he realizes he's not on his team.