According to Marc J. Spears, Mario Chalmers is healthy and drawing interest from several teams, including the guard-heavy Brooklyn Nets.
The Mario Chalmers comeback tour could be headed to Brooklyn.
The 32-year-old point guard is a target of the Brooklyn Nets, among others, as he prepares to return for his 11th NBA season, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.
The Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans are likewise reported to be interested in Chalmers’ services. Should Chalmers sign, they would be his third NBA team, having entered with Miami in 2008 before spending two seasons in Memphis.
After a stellar college career at Kansas, Chalmers has built a solid NBA career since being drafted in 2008’s second round by Minnesota. With his draft rights traded to the Heat shortly after, Chalmers was part of two Miami NBA titles. Notably, his 25 points in Game 4 of the 2012 NBA Finals helped the Heat earned a 104-98 victory over Oklahoma City, in a series they’d win in five games.
Traded to the Grizzlies during the 2015-16 season, during which he averaged a career-high 10.9 points per game, Chalmers tore his right Achilles tendon during a March 2016 game against Boston. The injury kept him out of not only the remainder of the season, and he was subsequently waived by Memphis. Though he went unsigned for the entire 2016-17 season, despite a full recovery, Chalmers returned to the Grizzlies last season, playing 66 games, starting 10.
For his career, Chalmers averages 8.9 points and 3.7 assists per game.
For the Nets, Chalmers would likely provide experienced bench depth. The team already has points guards D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie on their roster.