Report: Heat guard Mario Chalmers still being shopped around in trade
It might seem like Mario Chalmers is safe after the Miami Heat traded away both Shabazz Napier and Zoran Dragic. But according to reports, the Heat are still interested in trading Chalmers to find a little bit of luxury tax relief.
ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports that "rumbles persist" that Miami will continue to look for a taker for Chalmers:
Chalmers is still a solid point guard in the NBA, capable of running the pick-and-roll. He's also a career 36.2 percent 3-point shooter, which is a serviceable number for a starting point guard, if not spectacular.
But the league knows Miami wants to move Chalmers and his reported $4.3 million salary, so the Heat are unlikely to get any real value for the guard -- especially since they're looking for tax relief. Miami will probably need to find a team with cap space that needs a point guard, and that market is pretty dry at this point in the offseason.
The Heat might end up bringing Chalmers back, then. And there would be worse conclusions to this summer.