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In a surprising (at least to me) turn of events, Mario Chalmers has officially announced that he will be returning to the Miami Heat:
Proud to say I’m back wit the heat. Heat nation we still here
— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) July 13, 2014
Chalmers has been with the Heat since 2008, and expressed major interest in returning again for the 2014-2015 season. However many, including myself, questioned whether or not this would be a good idea given his subpar performance during most of Miami’s postseason. Generally, Chalmers seemed to be missing in action, playing selfishly when he did appear to make more of an impression.
With that said, this season and postseason were the first time Heat Nation expressed disappointment in their point guard, so it is more than possible that next year will be a different, better story. Regardless though, I personally think Norris Cole has proven himself worthy enough to start over Chalmers.
As of now, details on his contract are still rolling in, but sources have confirmed that Chalmers will be signing on for two more years.