Jun 12, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) is defended by San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) and forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the fourth quarter of game four of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. San Antonio defeated Miami 86-107. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

POLL: Should the Miami Heat Bring Back Mario Chalmers?


To say Mario Chalmers struggled against the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals would be putting it lightly. The dude played so poorly that the Miami Heat benched him in Game 5.

He averaged just 4.4 points and 2 turnovers per game in the series while continuously blowing defensive assignments.

Chalmers was better than that for most of the season, averaging nearly 10 points and 5 assists per game while shooting 35 percent from three.

The 28-year-old point guard’s deal expires this offseason, and the Heat have to make a decision on whether or not to keep him. Chalmers made $4 million this season, and was reportedly seeking a raise after this season.

His playoffs performance has likely swept that possibility away, but Miami likely faces a cap crunch. With a shallow market for point guards, and signing one likely leading to market competition and a higher price, resigning Chalmers might be the Heat’s best option.

I say resign Rio to a 2-year, $10-12 million deal and let him and Norris Cole compete for the starting job.

What do you think? Vote in our poll and leave your takes in the comments section below.

Should the Miami Heat bring back Mario Chalmers?

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  • mike brocaglia

    Heck to the no!!!!!!!!!!!! He should be practically unsignable! He is completely annoying, and I’m Heat Nation! I d hate too see what a hater has to say. I bet pat picks up lily adams from the sprint commericals, she would be better than him!

  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    Put down the Crack pipe and back away from it slowly…. if you believe Mario is worth 5-6/yr to ANYONE !!!
    Mario had one of the easiest JOB not just in basketball but the World… he was the starting point guard on a championship team and someone else was doing his job for him and doing it a lot better and NO ONE said S@!#… all Mario had to do was hit the odd open jumper and stay in front of his man !…. and still he found a way to mess that up !!!! by disappearing games at a time…Mario is like the guy who loads trucks
    for a living and while others are putting in the work, Chalmers is in the back sleeping and you want to offer him 5+ million when the minimum is too good for Chalmers… thats why you are writing and not managing a sports team !… if Coles was anyone good, he would not have been benched in last years finals and he would have done something to take the starting Job away from Chalmers in the Spurs, Erik “curly, Larry and Moe” Spoestra started Ray “crypt keeper” Allen that should tell you all you need to understand the Heats point guard dilemma ! …..and The “Stupidity of Spoelstra”

  • ssw265

    If Chalmers can’t produce in his walk and he didn’t why would Miami want him back, most players put up numbers so they can get another contract Mario show that he not worth the money. Some team will give him a 1 year contract to prove his worth, but it won’t be Miami.

  • Christy Perry

    I say resign Mario Chalmers because he can play really good play basketball. He may or may not make the right decision something time but, he is good at shooting long 3 pt shots and, passing the ball. When he see one of his teammates is open. So hopefully this off season he will release some of the stress.That he got from the big 3 by cursing and yelling in his face. Then come back playing better next season so I say “YEP”