Miami Heat Rumors: Mario Chalmers Returning To South Beach?
The Miami Heat are looking to get some added help and one sensible player to get may be Mario Chalmers. Many may find these recent Miami Heat rumors shocking. But given the recent turn of events during NBA Free Agency, he is looming as a viable recruit for Pat Riley and Erik Spoesltra.Advertisement
Return To Sender?
Ironically, Chalmers was someone the Heat didn’t need a year ago. His name was in the center of trade talks though the problem was his hefty contract.
He eventually found a new home with the Memphis Grizzlies and made an impact. A ruptured Achilles put an unfortunate end to his rebirth with the Grizzlies and was eventually cut from the roster. There is no word on his health right now but if the Heat want experience, Chalmers could give it to them.
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A worthy Player Off The Bench
Goran Dragic is still the Heat’s starting point guard so getting Chalmers could be one of two things – a backup off the bench or someone who could combine with Dragic in the starting unit. All that will be up to Spoelstra, as he tries to retool following the departure of Dwyane Wade.
Wade opted out and signed with the Chicago Bulls, leaving a big dent to the Heat’s upcoming campaign.
South Beach Fans Will Approve
Chalmer’s talent is obvious but he is also a big fan favorite. He has proven that in the past, stepping up for the main stars when the stakes are high. One good example was during the 2012 NBA Finals.
In Game 4, LeBron James was forced out due to leg cramps and Chalmers stepped up big time. The Heat went on to win that one against the Thunder and was seen as the pivotal point of the Finals.
Is He Healthy Enough To Play?
It remains to be seen if the Heat are considering him for a return. While critics feel he is the best option at the moment, the question of his health is a concern.
After that injury he incurred last March, Chalmers is expected to be out until the early part of the 2016-17 season. The Heat could wait a bit more and then decide if recalling the veteran guard will fit.