Washington Wizards Could Consider Signing Mario Chalmers [Rumors]

Washington Wizards Could Consider Signing Mario Chalmers [Rumors]
Mario Chalmers Keith Allison/ Flickr cc

The Washington Wizards face the prospect of starting the 2016-17 NBA season without resident starting guard John Wall once again.


Wall has been bothered by injuries to his knees. And from the looks of it, the coming season will be pretty much the same as last year. This means added responsibility for Bradley Beal and maybe Trey Burke or Tomas Satoransky until the all star guard is good to go.

Unfortunately both are far off from what Wall brings. So is it time to check out the free agent market for other options?

Mario Chalmers Is Ready

One curious free agent is Mario Chalmers. Everyone knows what he can do, being a member of several Miami Heat championships.

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Chalmers did end up being relegated to the bench with the coming of Goran Dragic but eventually got a new lease of life with the Memphis Grizzlies. That move allowed him to rediscover himself and show the form that made him one of the reliable guards the NBA has.

That was until he suffered a ruptured Achilles that cut his 2015-16 season short, which eventually led to him being cut. It was initially believed that Chalmers would not be ready until somewhere mid-season.

But following a post on Twitter, it looks like Chalmers is cleared to play, which the Wizards may want to consider. Washington has an exception clause available, meaning they can offer Chalmers up to $3 million.

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Compared to a minimum deal, the $3 million pitch could be more than enough for someone who is on the comeback trail. Placed alongside Burke and/or Satoransky, there is no question that an in-form Chalmers can be a good addition to the boys of Scott Brooks.

Seeing that Chalmers is coming off injury, there are risks involved. But if the Wizards want someone who can ably fill up Wall’s shoes immediately, there is no question that a proven veteran can be fit for the cause.

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