Report: Memphis Grizzlies trade for Mario Chalmers

HANG TIME BIG CITY — Let the dealing begin.

The NBA season is only days old, but we have our first trade. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat have struck a deal, sending lifelong Heat guard Mario Chalmers north to Memphis …

The Grizzlies are off to a slow start, falling to 3-5 last night with a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Grizzlies are averaging just 91 points per game, next-to-last in the NBA, and are 27th in offensive rating (94.2). Acquiring Chalmers gives them a guard who can shoot from outside and provide versatility.

Chalmers also arrives with a connection to Memphis, one fans in the Bluff City would probably just as soon forget: It was Chalmers’ 3-pointer at the buzzer of the 2008 NCAA Championship Game against Derrick Rose and the University of Memphis that tied the game and sent it to overtime, where the Jayhawks beat the Tigers.

The mercurial Chalmers has played his entire NBA career with the Heat and started on Miami’s 2012 and ’13 NBA championship teams. Thus far this season, Chalmers was averaging 5.5 points and 3.2 assists in 20 minutes per game off the bench behind Goran Dragic. For Miami, dealing Chalmers not only clears playing time for younger backup Tyler Johnson, but also has positive financial ramifications …

15 Comments

  1. Carlos Guerra says:

    I really could care less about Chalmers. , but James Ennis , was a HUGE mistake .. Miami NEVER gave James a Chance, he is a great player , but Erick was afraid , Kames would take All the credit with Wins , and showing Miami , it’s all about Players doing and playing THIER way …. Sometimes you just got to sit back and let a player play…. Oh well ….. I hope the Grizzlies , let James Ennis play his game …. And show The Heat , they made a mistake

  2. Lance says:

    Birdman Chris Anderson is next out if town. Similar deal to eliminate the tax. The Heat are going with the kids at back up guard. Tyler Johnson and josh Richardson. The Heat are s work in progress. Justine Winslow is a beast. Absolute steal for Riley and Mickey and the entire organization.

  3. Eugene says:

    Good deal for the Heat, I think.

  4. NBAFan says:

    Grizzlies style is so outdated now, it was talked about last season but its becoming more pronounced this time round.. if a team does not shoot the 3 well in the modern NBA and rely almost solely on post play inside, its a recipe for disaster and gives virtually no hope of catching up when the team is down by 15 or 20pts.

  5. HH Bears says:

    Why are we still getting these old players? Grizzs got Russ @ Stokes for a reason? What is it? Until they get @ play in young players, the Grizzs are not going anywhere!!!!

  6. Jacqueline Gray says:

    This is truly heart breaking to hear, Mario have been a good part of the HEAT, but if it’s for the best of the team and for him as well, I would like to wish him the best.

  7. Poppa says:

    I don’t really see why this is breaking news. Let’s face it, he’s always been a role player in a position that can be filled pretty much by dozens of other players. He never averaged more than 10 points per game with a mediocre FG% to boot. He’s had a nice ride with the big three in Miami, any other player with his skillset would’ve loved to be in that luxury ring bus.

  8. 2Chainz says:

    whoaaaa

  9. bwmertz says:

    Grizzlies are sending Beno Udrih, Jarnell Stokes, and a second round pick to Miami in exchange for Chalmers and James Ennis. That’s according to Yahoo! Sports. Instead of putting the link in the article, why not spend the fifteen seconds it takes to write that sentence?

  10. I just don’t think Chalmers is going to solve the Memphis Grizzlies problem. But I completely understand why they made the move. He was a bum.

    • Philip says:

      It probably was unintentional, but I’m sure Goran is happy to have another Slovenian on the roster after what happened to his brother.

  11. Unkaned says:

    How about your article mentioning the rest of the players and terms of the trade, you knucklehead?