Mario Chalmers Earns Contract with Miami ~ BitterSweetLife

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mario Chalmers Earns Contract with Miami

Jayhawk star Mario Chalmers has impressed the Heat enough that they signed him to a three-year deal worth a couple million. This makes 5 KU players from the championship team who will be playing for substantial money (Brandon Rush, Darrell Arthur, Darnell Jackson, Sasha Kaun-Russian team). In addition, Chalmers is apparently playing his way into the starting point guard role. From the Miami Herald:

Hours after signing his rookie contact, second-round pick Mario Chalmers showed why the Heat invested in his services.

Chalmers added a third consecutive impressive game to his week of work at the Orlando Pro Summer League, leading the Heat with 23 points and six assists in a 95-84 loss to Indiana.

Playing through an off shooting night, seven turnovers and foul problems, Chalmers made up for his struggles by attacking the basket and converting all 17 of his free-throw attempts.

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must_decrease said...

Can we say steal of the draft?....

When I read the stat line from the game with Chicago, all I could do was smile and laugh, wondering how every team could pass at least once after watching the Big 12 and NCAA Championship's.

Ariel said...

I admit to similar smirking. Mario has to be motivated after sinking as far as he did. Seriously, I think he'll bring some great things to the table...with him and Beasley on board, the Heat look like title contenders.

Of course, my man Paul Pierce might want ring #2.


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