Mario Chalmers PG MIA 2 Months

Mario Chalmers said he was surprised about LeBron James leaving the Heat.

"I never thought anybody would want to leave Miami for Cleveland but you grow up and you move on," Chalmers said. "That's what happened and there's no love lost." LeBron yelled at Chalmers more times than most people can count and it should be interesting to see his demeanor with the different roster. Chalmers' fantasy value figures to increase now that he'll have more responsibilities on offense.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 2 Months

The details of Mario Chalmers' two-year deal with the Miami Heat have been released.

Chalmers will make $4.0 million during the 20140-15 season and $4.3 during the 2015-16 season. Chalmers will serve as the de factor starting point guard heading into training camp and should provide more fantasy value than in previous seasons, as long as he can hold off Norris Cole and Shabazz Napier.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 2 Months

Free agent PG Mario Chalmers confirmed on Twitter that he will re-sign with the Heat.

Chalmers wrote, "Proud to say I'm back [with] the Heat. Heat nation we still here." Details of his contract haven't been disclosed, but Chalmers slots in as Miami's default starting PG with Norris Cole and Shabazz Napier backing up the position.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 3 Months

With the Heat's so-called Big 3 all opting out of their contracts (Chris Bosh will do so on Monday), the Heat are expected to keep Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, but will likely not be able to re-sign PG Mario Chalmers.

With PG Norris Cole the only Heat player under contract right now, and rookie Shabazz Napier on hand, Chalmers is clearly expendable, especially after his disastrous postseason performance. The Heat are expected to add one more big name this summer, with the targets being Carmelo Anthony, Kyle Lowry, Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza, for starters. Chalmers could still end up returning to the Heat, but as of now, that seems like an unlikely scenario.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 3 Months

Mario Chalmers didn't enter Game 5 until the mid-way point of the third quarter, finishing Miami's season-ending loss with eight points and zero assists in 15 minutes.

The Heat bench scored two points in the first half and 24 points overall, while the Spurs bench cruised to a combined 47 points. Top-heavy production from LeBron James (31 points) wasn't nearly enough to turn the tide against the surging Spurs, who had the home crowd roaring for them all night, as Miami fell short of their third straight championship. Chalmers' lousy play in the Finals may put a serious dent in his appeal as an unrestricted FA this summer.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 3 Months

Mario Chalmers will not start Game 5 for the Heat on Sunday, with Ray Allen taking his place in the starting lineup.

Chalmers has had a horrific Finals, shooting 27.8 percent from the field while averaging 3.5 points, 3.5 assists, 2.5 turnovers and 3.8 personal fouls in just 25 minutes per game. LeBron James will undoubtedly do most of the ball-handling for Miami as they seek to avoid elimination in San Antonio, and Dwyane Wade and Allen should also pick up more play-making duties with Chalmers taking a backseat.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 3 Months

Mario Chalmers is trying to figure out his recent struggles in advance of Thursday's Game 4 against the Spurs.

Chalmers has struggled during the 2014 NBA Finals and is averaging 3.3 points, 3.0 assists, and 3.0 turnovers through the first three games. The 28-year-old has said he is "going through one of the toughest challenges" of his life, but wouldn't elaborate on what those struggles were. His teammates have been trying to do what they can to restore his confidence as Chris Bosh added, "Whatever he's holding on to, just let it go; it's basketball. We have things going on - pressure and things off the court - but when you get on the court, it's about nothing else but the game. We try to take as much pressure off of Rio as possible, but he has to do it himself." With the Heat trailing 2-1 going into Thursday's Game 4, a big game from Chalmers could go a long way towards evening the series.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 3 Months

Mario Chalmers had his own film session at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.

"This is one of the toughest challenges I've ever been through," Chalmers said of his struggles in the NBA Finals. Coach Erik Spoelstra added the team has to trust Chalmers while his teams have been sending him text messages. Despite his struggles, Chalmers will almost certainly get another start in Game 4 on Thursday.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 3 Months

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is committed to his typical PG rotation with starter Mario Chalmers backed up by Norris Cole, despite their struggles vs. the Spurs in the Finals.

Chalmers said that he's "still at the drawing board" after his third straight sub-par performance on Tuesday, in which he scored two points on 0-of-5 shooting with four assists and three turnovers in 22 minutes. "As far as point guard play, we'll stick with those guys, and clearly, they're important to us," said Spoelstra. Miami's point guards have been thoroughly outplayed but the team doesn't have many alternatives -- LeBron James and Dwyane Wade already handle the ball on a significant number of possessions, and Toney Douglas is the only other PG-ready player on their roster.

Mario Chalmers PG MIA 4 Months

Mario Chalmers said following Game 2 on Sunday that he doesn't remember elbowing Tony Parker.

He was driving to the basket and clearly gave Parker an elbow to the chest, forcing the refs to call a Flagrant 1. Parker missed both free throw attempts, so it wasn't too costly for the Heat. However, Chalmers could receive a fine from the league.