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Chalmers will start Friday against the Wizards.

Chalmers and Norris Cole continue to battle for the starting point guard job, and Chalmers has drawn the start Friday. He will have a tough assignment Friday, guarding the Wizards' star point guard in John Wall.

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Chalmers had one of his worst games of the season in a win over the Jazz on Friday, scoring just four points (1-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) in 24 minutes of action.

Chalmers and Norris Cole have been battling for the starting point guard spot of all season, but Cole has been starting of late, and rightfully so. Chalmers is shooting just 20 percent from three this month and is averaging 11 points and 3.8 assists per game after averaging 14.3 and 2.4 in November, while shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc.

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Chalmers scored 11 points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and added two rebounds in 15 minutes of work against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

Chalmers didn't have much time in this game, but he did rack up five fouls so his time on the court was limited by foul trouble.

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Chalmers scored four points (2-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and added two assists and two steals in 28 minutes of work against the Suns on Tuesday.

Chalmers and Norris Cole have been battling for the point guard position all season. Chalmers came off the bench in this game and Cole started. Cole also had the better night. At this point it appears that Cole has the grasp of the starting job.

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Chalmers didn't start the game, but he still totaled heavy minutes on Sunday. He finished with 12 points (5-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three points, two assists, and four steals in 31 minutes.

It wasn't the best game Chalmers could have had, but he was able to make the most of it by posting four steals. He's been regularly getting around 30 minutes, while he's been offering a nice combination of threes, steals and assists to make him worth owning. While he may not be an elite point guard, he remains a solid player for fantasy purposes.

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Chalmers will make the start at point guard Wednesday.

Norris Cole is out with an illness, allowing Chalmers to step back into the starting lineup, making him a strong play in daily leagues. Shabazz Napier will handle the backup duties.

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Chalmers left Wednesday's practice early due to an illness, the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman reports.

The Heat are off until Sunday when they travel to New York to play the Knicks, so it would seem likely that Chalmers will be healthy enough to take the court by then.

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Chalmers scored 24 points (10-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT) to go along with five rebounds and eight assists in the win over the Magic on Saturday.

Chalmers continued his hot streak with increased minutes. In his last five games, he has averaged 20.0 points. It looks like his early season doldrums are over.

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Chalmers scored 22 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 11-13 FT) to go along with three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 34 minutes Monday against the Nets.

Don't look now, but Chalmers is averaging 21.0 points over his last three games. He has seen increased playing time of late with Dwayne Wade (hamstring) out of action, but Chalmers has put together some nice games even when Wade is healthy. He's not an elite fantasy option by any means, but he can be serviceable.

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Chalmers will start in place of Dwyane Wade (hamstring) on Sunday against the Bucks.

This will be Chalmers' first start of the season as he's normally been the first man off the bench for Miami. Wade sat out Friday's came against the Hawks but James Ennis made the start. Coach Erik Spoelstra decided to make a change Sunday however, and Chalmers will likely be in line for a bump in playing time.