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Mario Chalmers
Mario Chalmers
Position: -
Born: 05/19/86
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Earnings: $24,734,296 ($27,250,470*)
Mario Chalmers will extend his run in Greece to a second season through Aris, the team announced Monday confirming previous reports. The Kansas alum was already part of the preseason training of his new team. Chalmers, 34, played in Greece last season as well and won the Greek Cup with AEK. He averaged 6.0 points, 2.2 assists, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per Basketball Champions League match, and added 6.1 points per game at the domestic level.
Storyline: Mario Chalmers Free Agency
Chris Bosh: Thankfully, we brought our A game; and when I say we, I mean everyone: Bron owned the boards, Ray peppered in the outside shots while D assisted, and Rio started cooking. I focused on things closer to the rim, fighting for rebounds on both ends of the court while putting up shots I felt confident in. They were falling—a lot of ours were. When you feel like your own game is slotting into a steady rhythm, it’s usually because the same is true of the rest of the team. But the score was still close at the half, so the feeling in the locker room was like that of a business meeting: sheets being passed around, some guys talking, some silent, all of us staying focused. In the finals, if you’re up ten, you want to win by twenty. We spent the rest of the game pulling steadily ahead, until we did exactly that.
You’ve played nine seasons in the NBA, most recently suiting up with the Grizzlies in 2017-18. Do you still hope to sign with an NBA team in the future? Mario Chalmers: I definitely do. I definitely think I can still help a team, especially with my resume. I have a lot of knowledge since I’ve been to four NBA Finals and won two NBA championships and a college national championship. I just feel like I can provide a lot of knowledge to a young point guard and be a mentor. That’s the role that I’d come back to the NBA and be, so I’m open to it if it happens.
Storyline: Mario Chalmers Comeback?
Recently, Raymond Felton and I talked about how most NBA teams are pursuing younger players that become available and not going after veteran players as much these days. Have you experienced that as well? And, if so, how frustrating is that? Mario Chalmers: I’ve definitely experienced that. And, yeah, it is frustrating – just because there’s the saying, “A team always wants a winner.” I just feel like with my resume, I’m a proven winner. I’m not a bad guy in the locker room; I’m not a jerk. So, I just feel like for me to not even get a chance and not even get a workout or nothing like that, it’s a little disheartening. But that’s the way the business goes… I’m definitely surprised how they’ve shifted away from . Those guys are very important. For me, some of my vets were Dwyane Wade, Bron, Jermaine O’Neal, Jamaal Magloire and Zydrunas Ilgauskas, so I’ve had vets that have actually been All-Stars and they’ve taught me about basketball, about family, about a lot of different things.
Mario Chalmers: I just feel like if I was an NBA GM or somebody that’s running an NBA team, I would want a couple of vets on my team, just to make sure my young guys are following suit and not doing too much off the court. You want to make sure they’re still focused on basketball and that they understand the business aspect of everything. And once you get to the NBA, you have a lot of freedom. And if you don’t use that freedom wisely, it could be a lot of trouble for you. So, I just feel like vets are good with that stuff. I had a lot of vets who helped me out and I feel like vets are always needed; somebody who’s been there before is always needed to help teach the new school.