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Mario Chalmers inks deal with G League; To attempt an NBA comeback

Free agent point guard Mario Chalmers has signed a new contract with the NBA G League. 

As per Hoops Rumors, Chalmers has the freedom to negotiate a deal with any team if he goes unclaimed on waivers within the 48-hour timeframe. There is reportedly one G League team that has already expressed its commitment to gain his service. 

The 35-year-old Chalmers played recently for Aris Basketball Club in Greece for the 2020-2021 season, wherein he averaged 10.5 points, 2.3 assists, on 37 percent three-point shooting in 22 occasions per 22.2 minutes. He is seeking a comeback in the NBA after dismissing some offers from other overseas basketball leagues.

“Finishing my career where I started would mean the world to me. I first got drafted into the NBA. I never had dreams of walking away from the game of basketball overseas, so this would be a great way to end my career. Just being back at home in front of the fans that helped me get to where I am today.”

– Mario Chalmers (via Hoops Rumors)

Chalmers was drafted in the 2008 NBA Draft as the 34th overall pick, fresh from a memorable NCAA championship run wherein he drained a clutch dagger for the Kansas Jayhawks in the Final round for a tiebreaker against the Memphis Tigers. He then eventually helped his squad raise the prized collegiate trophy. 

More notably, Chalmers served as the point guard of the Miami Heat’s golden dynastic times in the early 2010s, as his marksmanship and playmaking helped LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the company to reach four straight finals from 2011 to 2014 – winning back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013 against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs, respectively. 

Chalmers has an average of 8.9 points, 3.7 assists, 2.5 boards, and 41 percent field goal shooting in his 10-season stay in the NBA. 

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