Rumors have been swirling about Mario Chalmers’ future with the Miami Heat ever since the all-star break of the 2014-2015 season.
100 thousand trade rumors later, we’re finally here to tell you that a deal actually went down between the Heat and Grizzlies centered around the now former Heat guard.
Yahoo Sources: Miami is finalizing deal to send guard Mario Chalmers and James Ennis to Memphis for Beno Udrih and Jarnell Stokes.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 10, 2015
The deal also sent forward James Ennis to Memphis along with big man Jarnell Stokes being sent to the Heat. The move will save the Heat a total of $6 million in luxury tax payments. The Heat kept looking to clear cap space all of 2015, mostly in the Summer.
Chalmers is in the final year of a contract he signed back with the Heat in the Summer of 2014. He was the Heat’s starting point guard for a good portion of his career with the team, and was just recently replaced by Goran Dragic as the team’s guard.
As for the Heat at the back-up point guard spot now, Beno Udrih will likely share minutes with combo guard Tyler Johnson, a spark plug off the Heat’s bench.
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