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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.

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Chalmers came off the bench and scored 23 points (7-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 8-8 FT) and passed for 11 assists in 40 minutes against the Hawks Friday.

James Ennis started for the injured Dwayne Wade (hamstring), but it was Chalmers who saw all the extra court time. Ennis played only six minutes, while Chalmers had probably his best game of the season. Even though Chalmers is coming off the bench behind Norris Cole this season, both point guards are averaging similar workloads, and both are reasonable fantasy options in most formats. Because neither guard is a consistently strong scorer, both are under-owned considering their abilities to contribute across multiple categories.

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Chalmers came off the bench again adding 12 points, 3 assists and 5 rebounds.

Chalmers also had 5 turnovers, but this is the second game where he has come off the bench and has been more effective than starting point guard, Norris Cole. This is also a game where Chalmers has received more minutes than Cole. Chalmers is still productive, and this performance makes it seem like his role off the bench does not affect his mentality at all.

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Chalmers provided 20 points (6-9 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 6-10 FT) with two rebounds, four assists, and four steals in 25 minutes off the Heat bench in the win over the 76ers on Saturday.

Chalmers is backing up Norris Cole, but the former Jayhawk was more effective against Philadelphia. He has played 25 minutes in both games, but it appears his production will be inconsistent, depending on the opponent.

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Chalmers went 3-of-7 from the field for 8 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists in their victory over the Wizards on Wednesday.

Chalmers lost the starting job to teammate Norris Cole, but his offensive production remains relatively efficient. Miami's guard play will allow their point guards to generate offensive stats, but if Chalmers' minutes remain around 25, expect these numbers to become the norm for him.

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Chalmers returned to action over the weekend after battling a hip injury last week.

A hip pointer kept Chalmers out of action Wednesday but, as expected, he was back on the floor Friday against Golden State. Chalmers scored 13 points (3-3 FG, 5-6 FT) to go with five rebounds, two steals and an assist in 20 minutes. He also played in Saturday's win over San Antonio, contributing 11 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and three steals.

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Chalmers (hip pointer) will play Friday, Miami Herald's Joseph Goodman reports.

Chalmers suffered the injury a week ago, and missed Tuesday's preseason game to recover. The injury was never thought to be serious though, and his return in Friday's game confirms that he will be ready to go for the season opener.

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Chalmers (hip) will not play Tuesday against the Hawks, Ethan Skolnick of Turner Sports reports.

Chalmers departed Saturday's preseason game with a hip pointer and did not return. The injury is nothing serious, but it could keep Chalmers out for another preseason game or two. In his absence Tuesday, expect Norris Cole to start, while rookie Shabazz Napier works with the second unit.