Apr 2, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) dribbles the ball past Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Knight (11) in the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 96-77. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Mario Chalmers to Re-Sign with Miami Heat for Two More Years

South Florida’s favorite (?) little brother, Mario Chalmers, is returning to the Miami Heat, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

After being benched in the final game of the season, Chalmers’ return was in doubt. He had a rocky post-season, which left a bad taste in the mouths of many fans. However, Chalmers did average 9.8 points and 4.9 assists per game while shooting a team-high 38.5 percent from beyond the arc.

Miami, unsure of its cap holds without the Big Three under contract, wasn’t able to sign Kyle Lowry earlier in the offseason.

The Heat signed Josh McRoberts (four years, $23 million) and Danny Granger (two years, $4.2 million) to show LeBron James that they were making moves, but it wasn’t god enough. James left Miami’s aging roster, creating a void at small forward.

The Heat addressed the position by agreeing with Luol Deng on a two-year, $20 million deal.

That left Miami without a lot of cap space or options at point guard, making Chalmers the most practical option.

Chalmers joins Norris Cole and rookie Shabazz Napier at point guard.

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