NBA Trade Rumors: Miami Heat Trades Mario Chalmers; Utah Jazz Probable Destination
The Miami Heat have decided to trade Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen and teams like Utah Jazz seem to be probable suitors for Chalmers.
Miami have problems with huge tax bills and they hope by moving Chalmers or Andersen or both would help them deal with that situation. Heat have already moved Zoran Dragic and Shabazz Napier to better their finances and they are looking forward to move Chalmers before the season starts.
According to Sportsworldreport.com, The Miami Heat have shopped a Mario Chalmers trade along with Chris Andersen all offseason and teams like the LA Lakers, Boston Celtics, Portland Trail Blazers, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, New York Knicks and Magic could consider making moves heading into the season. An unfortunate ACL injury to Dante Exum has left a gap in Utah Jazz squad and with Chalmers available they could be the ones to acquire his services.
Chalmers was really good for Heat as a backup last season and apart from Utah Jazz teams like Lakers, Sixers, Celtics and Knicks may also be interested in adding him to squad. With the new signings Miami have made this season Chalmers is too expensive as a backup. He is on a $4.3 million deal and would be too hard on their tax bills. They already have Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson as little less expensive backups to main point guard Goran Dragic. The Lakers are looking for a solid player to play alongside D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson and Chalmers would be a good signing for them. The Knicks meanwhile signed Kevin Seraphin and Mario is likely to get less play time over there.
Mario Chalmers to Utah Jazz looks the most likely for now, but for a player who averaged 10 points and almost four assists per game last season in 80 games for Miami, Chalmers will surely be a nice trade for any team.
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