Mario Chalmers RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chalmers adjusting to reserve role, looking to play as closer

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Mario Chalmers took a moment after Sunday's practice to contemplate Wednesday's opening night for the Miami Heat. "The only thing that's going to be different," he said of the game against the Washington Wizards at AmericanAirlines Arena, "is we're not getting rings on this night." Actually,..." October 27

  • Chalmers on scolding he used to get from LeBron: 'It's going to be a different factor for Kyrie' Irving

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "You might say Mario Chalmers had it rough in Miami. Sure, he was the starting point guard playing alongside three future Hall-of-Famers and that resulted in them securing back-to-back NBA championships. He had some fun, but he sure took a pounding and not the kind guards take when they're..." October 10

  • Ex-Miami Heat Teammate Mario Chalmers Calls LeBron James 'That Guy' "LeBron James has been called many things: The King, Benedict Arnold, Bron-Bron, and so on. You won't hear any such proper nouns coming out of Mario Chalmers's mouth. To Chalmers, James is just another anonymous has-been who made a pit stop in Miami and has since departed. At the Heat's NBA..." September 27

  • Mario Chalmers, After Tough Playoffs, Promises a Major Comeback for Heat

    Bleacher Report "It had been nearly a month since his downward spiral had finally stopped, only because the NBA season had cruelly ended. Even after enduring enough recrimination and ridicule to last any athlete a dozen lifetimes, Mario Chalmers still couldn't stop blaming himself. "I just needed to be by..." September 15

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    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    Person close to Mario Chalmers says he, Heat are working on deal for him to stay. "Nothing finalized," person says.

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    Miami has explored the possibility of adding talent via a Mario Chalmers sign-and-trade, per sources. Pat Riley still trying to make moves.

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    If Miami can send Mario Chalmers sign-and-trade package to/through Charlotte for Josh McRoberts, Heat would still have their MLE to spend.

  • Heat start Ray Allen, activate Michael Beasley for Game 5 "The Miami Heat will start Ray Allen instead of Mario Chalmers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, the team announced. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has started Rashard Lewis at power forward all series, but replaced him with Allen to start the second half in Game 4 on Thursday. " June 15

  • Miami Trying to Restore Mario Chalmers’ Confidence

    Basketball Insiders "He was wide awake. Every time he tried to close his eyes, the errors and mistakes would replay in his head. It was 5 a.m. on Wednesday and rather than sleeping off the Miami HEAT’s Game 3 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Mario Chalmers was up watching film, trying to pinpoint what he’s been doing..." June 12

  • Chalmers is struggling, but not because of contract

    Sporting News "Just so that Mario Chalmers is clear, this has nothing to do with his contract situation. Chalmers can be a free agent this summer, and it is entirely possible that he won’t be back with the Heat. But, no, that’s not the reason he has slipped into what appears to be an unbreakable funk. “I am..." June 11

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Chalmers: "I think everybody else is doing their job and I'm being that guy that's not helping out. I don't want to be that guy."

  • Heat guard Mario Chalmers questionable for Game 2 with bruised knee

    Miami Herald "Miami Heat starting point guard Mario Chalmers is questionable for Wednesday’s playoff game against the Charlotte Bobcats after bruising his knee Sunday in Game 1. Chalmers was limited in practice Tuesday and will be reevaluated by team trainers before Wednesday morning’s shootaround and then..." April 23

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Chalmers is playing

  • Wade, Chalmers, Allen, Oden out Friday against Pistons

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Make that 20 games without Dwyane Wade for the Miami Heat this season. Wade reached that total when he was held out of Friday's game against the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills in the wake of the hamstring injury and cramping that took him out for the final 1:59 of Wednesday..." March 28

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Mario Chalmers will not play for Heat tonight

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Mario Chalmers said he will not play tonight.

  • Heat officially announce Name Collection jerseys with nicknames

    Hot Hot Hoops "The Miami Heat announced today that the long-awaited HEAT Name Collection will finally be unveiled. These newly designed jerseys replace the player's last name with their nickname. The Heat will wear them for the January 10 road game against the Brooklyn Nets and at the AmericanAirlines Arena..." January 07

  • Mario Chalmers after being whistled for flagrant on DeMarcus Cousins: ‘He flopped’

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Mario Chalmers wasn’t throwing passes behind his head to LeBron James for ridiculous dunks, he was throwing his weight into DeMarcus Cousins late in Miami’s loss to Sacramento on Friday. Chalmers picked up a flagrant for body checking Cousins, who went flying to the floor with under a..." December 28

  • Chalmers' next flagrant foul will result in suspension

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "There no longer is any wiggle room. Or shoving room. Or bumping room. And, assuredly, no "unnecessary contact" room. With Friday night's costly flagrant foul against Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers now has five points in the NBA's..." December 28

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    Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich

    Chalmers expected to play

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    Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich

    Mario Chalmers (hip) will not play tonight

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Heat listing Mario Chalmers (groin) as a game-time decision tonight vs. Suns. He missed victory in Charlotte due to suspension.

  • Heat's Mario Chalmers suspended for Bobcats game after foul on Dirk Nowitzki

    Charlotte Observer "Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers has been suspended for Saturday's game against the Charlotte Bobcats after throwing a forearm at Dirk Nowitzki at Friday's game versus the Dallas Mavericks. The NBA announced the one-game suspension on Saturday. " November 16

  • Chalmers plans to appeal fine for foul on Griffin

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers said before Saturday's game against the Boston Celtics at AmericanAirlines Arena that he plans to appeal the $15,000 fine levied by the NBA for his blow to the neck of Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin. The league Friday fined Chalmers and assessed..." November 10

  • Heat’s Chalmers fined $15,000 for forearm to Blake Griffin’s neck

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the third quarter of the Heat’s win over the Clippers Thursday, Blake Griffin was setting a pick for Chris Paul and Mario Chalmers decided to fight through it — with his forearm up, catching Blake Griffin in the neck. Friday the league announced a $15,000 fine for Chalmers for the play." November 09

  • Heat's Chalmers lost 10 pounds in a week thanks to bet with Ray Allen

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The wager started with Ray Allen. Still that wasn't enough for Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers. He needed higher stakes so he also included LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. The bet: lose 10 pounds in a week. No problem for Chalmers who completed the task with ease to answer the challenge of..." October 10

  • Riley says Chalmers will be back, wants Miller, considers Oden

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Heat President Pat Riley made the priority clear Wednesday during his post-championship state-of-the-team media session at AmericanAirlines Arena. "We don't like to change," he said at the same podium where his players and coach spoke the previous two days about their goal of defending..." June 27

  • Heat To Exercise Option On Mario Chalmers

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat will exercise their option to bring back Mario Chalmers for the 2013/14 season, team president Pat Riley confirmed today to reporters, including Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports Florida. Once the club formally picks up the option, Chalmers will be in line for a guaranteed $4MM salary in the..." June 26

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    Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich

    Mario Chalmers' left shoulder was bandaged last night. Said it is still causing problems. Daily treatment expected remainder of the series.

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Chalmers said he thought the blow to his shoulder he took from David West was somewhat questionable, left it at that.

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Erik Spoelstra on Mario Chalmers, "He's ready to go."

  • Consistency issues a thing of the past for Mario Chalmers

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This is the new Mario Chalmers. Forget everything you've heard about him the past three years. The guy who was ultra-confident despite playing alongside three future Hall of Famers. The guy who felt he was every bit worthy of being on the All-Star ballot a few seasons ago. The guy who last..." May 02

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    Ira Winderman @

    Spoelstra listing Chalmers, Wade, LeBron, Allen as out, but says there is a chance Chalmers might play.

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    Miami HEAT @

    Ray Allen (ankle), Mario Chalmers (ankle), LeBron James (hamstring) and Dwyane Wade (ankle) will all miss tonight's game

  • LeBron, Wade and Chalmers out for Heat vs. Knicks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat for the second straight game will play without three starters. Coach Erik Spoelstra said after the morning shootaround that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers will not play Tuesday against the New York Knicks because of injuries. None of the injuries appear serious,..." April 02

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    Ira Winderman @

    LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers OUT tonight for Heat.

  • Mario Chalmers “shocked” by Ray Felton’s comments

    Palm Beach Post "Danny Ainge’s comments about LeBron James got the most attention this week, especially when Pat Riley responded in a rather direct, pointed and X-rated way. But there were other comments — from another Heat rival — that were noticed and discussed by several Heat players. In an interview with..." April 01

  • LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers won't play vs. Spurs

    USA Today "Miami's LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers aren't playing vs. the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. Immediately, speculation was rampant that Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was retaliating for the game in November when Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sent Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili..." March 31

  • Mario Chalmers plays key role in Miami Heat's win over Thunder

    Miami Herald "Heat guard Mario Chalmers saved his best game of the season for the biggest stage. Chalmers had 20 points Tuesday in the Heat's 103-97 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Heat's streaky point guard was 8 of 14 from the field and 4 of 8 from three-point range. He also had three..." December 26

  • Norris Cole, Mario Chalmers starting to produce for Miami Heat

    Miami Herald "The Miami Heat have enjoyed an unusually long stretch at home capped by an unconventional win in over the Minnesota Timberwolves before heading to Dallas for just their second road contest in the last 12 games. "[Going on the road] is going to be the time where we can look to really hone in on..." December 20

  • Miami Heat's Norris Cole cutting into Mario Chalmers' minutes

    Miami Herald "Even cocksure Mario Chalmers sometimes needs words of encouragement, it seems. After yet another subpar game Wednesday, Chalmers received a call from his former college coach, Kansas' Bill Self. "Always good to hear from Coach Self," Chalmers wrote on Twitter. "The one person who always has..." December 14

  • Heat guard Mario Chalmers in search of consistency

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The word mostly associated with Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers is "confidence." The Heat are now focusing Chalmers on another word that starts with the same letter: consistency. After a strong start, Chalmers hit a lull during the second portion of the team's six-game road trip. He has shot..." November 24

  • People Magazine says Mario Chalmers is one of the sexiest people alive

    Pro Basketball Talk "I am not the person who really should judge this, but I have to ask the question: Is Mario Chalmers the sexiest man in Alaska? People Magazine thinks so. The publication does an annual "sexiest man alive" edition, one that somehow bloggers seem rarely to be a part of. Strange. Anyway, this..." November 14

  • Player Profile: Mario Chalmers

    Hot Hot Hoops "Mario Chalmers is the starting point guard of the NBA Champion Miami Heat. But it's much more complex than that. After wrapping up an interview with HEATV China during the 2012 Heat Media Day event held the day before training camp started, Dwyane Wade was given a fortune cookie. "When angry..." October 16

  • When Chalmers grows up, LeBron will stop yelling at him

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, pretty much all the Heat players are not shy about yelling at Chalmers. He's no rookie anymore — he has a ring and he's hit big shots for the Heat — but he makes the little mistakes that infuriate veterans, and they let him have it. All the time. On media day,..." October 04

  • Rondo's advice works for Miami's Chalmers

    Boston Herald "When the Miami Heat added LeBron James and Chris Bosh in the summer of 2010 to form a star-studded trio with Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers sought advice from a surprising, but perfectly logical source: Rajon Rondo. If anyone could relate to the challenges Chalmers would face as the point guard on..." June 06

  • Heat guard Mario Chalmers becomes third scoring option

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Mario Chalmers had just completed yet another strong performance this postseason. As he was about to hop on the cart that taxis players from the locker room to interview podium following Wednesday's victory, he couldn't help but crack a joke to the driver. "You need to put some spinners..." June 01

  • Mario Chalmers says he's ready for the challenge

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Mario Chalmers hears the talk. Some of it first-hand. Some of it brought to him by intermediaries. He is aware ABC's Jeff Van Gundy called him "the key to the series" for the Heat in these Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics. "I agree," Chalmers said Sunday..." May 28

  • Chalmers again has chance to push Bibby aside

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Mike Bibby in Game 1 of this series was a Mike Bibby very familiar to Heat fans: 0 for 4 from the field, 0 for 3 on 3-pointers. Then something remarkable happened: Bibby hit a shot in Game 2, a 3-pointer. And two more in Game 3, a pair of 3-pointers. And two more in Game 4, again,..." May 09

  • Chalmers gets large dose of tough love

    Miami Herald "Watch enough Heat games and one would think Mario Chalmers is the reason for LeBron James' quickly receding hairline. A night on the court doesn't go by that James isn't barking at Chalmers for one perceived mistake or another. Thursday night at Madison Square Garden was no different. Chalmers..." May 05