Miami Heat Trade Rumors: Mario Chalmers To Stay On?
Miami Heat looked really burned up this off season and it almost lost all its stars to other teams. When LeBron James moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami looked crestfallen and it looked like they were also going to lose Dwayne Wade and Goran Dragic to other teams.
But the Heat bought out Wade and Dragic and pulled in the senile Amar’e Stoudemire. And now that the team looks better, they are looking to trade a couple of not so useful players with other teams.
There was a rumor floating around that Miami Heat was looking to trade Mario Chalmers, but recent reports claim that the management has taken a different view on the subject. They are now planning to critically scrutinize the young players Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson in the training camp along with Mario Chalmers. If the young lot are better than Chalmers, they will keep them, or the team will get rid of one of those two players instead of Chalmers. Johnson seems to have recovered from the jaw injury that had kept him on the bench and is now ready to join the team and give it his best.
It won’t be easy for the Miami Heat to get rid of Chalmers. For one, no other teams want him. Secondly, he may become an asset yet, given his experience in the team. The Heat might still get the best out of him. But at the moment it looks like an uphill climb.
According to the inquisitr, Chalmers averaged 10.2 points, 3.8 assists, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game last season. All these seem decent enough but his skill set looks a little redundant now and this has got the management thinking of giving him the boot. Whether Chalmers proves an asset or not remains to be seen.
Fansided reported the news first.
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