Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  23 responses

Mario Chalmers Sprained His Ankle

The Heat point guard will be out of action for a few weeks: “Two weeks ago, Mario Chalmers was the last man standing for the Miami Heat, the only player the team had under contract. Now he no longer is standing. The Heat announced Wednesday that the second-year point guard was injured Monday while playing during offseason workouts. He suffered a high left ankle sprain and will be in a cast for two to four weeks, to be reevaluated thereafter. Training camp opens Sept. 28. Chalmers is the only point guard currently under contract, with a goal of regaining the starting position he lost last season to Carlos Arroyo and Rafer Alston. ‘I’m confident,’ the 2008 second-round draft choice said during his offseason workouts. ‘You’ve got to go in there and prove yourself and work hard like I did my first year.’ Chalmers said he has been watching tapes of Tim Hardaway and John Stockton, to refine his skills.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    How about you watch some tapes of Mo Cheeks and Derek Harper to refine your defensive skills, since that’s what you are going to be really needed for.

  • oinestep

    Yeah Eboy no offensive needed

  • tom

    I hope and expect him to become the x-factor with miami´s big three as rondo did in boston!

  • http://slamonline.com Jon W.

    I agree on the defense stuff, but his three’s better be up percentage-wise from last year. The Heat really need a starter who can bomb from long…..

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    anyone think Dwyane Wade should just go ahead and play the 1 for the Heat. You can go Wade, Lebron, Bosh, Haslem, Z

  • http://www.yahoo.com GABE_TOWN

    james at the point like magic

  • WangChung

    Too bad they traded away Daequan Cook. I remember him as a sniper that year at OSU with Oden and Conley Jr. Not that this team is lacking for scorers or anything.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Is Rafer Alston still with them? I thought he was done cause of starting job dispute…

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    And yes, I also believe Wade (and even Lebron) could man the point guard. They’re fully capable.

  • ab_40

    So basicly what he’s saying is that he didn’t work hard in his second year? Bosh at the three? you do have the basketball knowledge of rick kamla haha. They’re not gonna let a point develop there and florish like they did in boston.

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    I’m glad Mario is staying focused on improving his game but its not like he’s going to really develop his pg skills because LeBron will likely play the role of point-forward. I bet AI is calling again to see if he can get a shot in Miami. Not that it’s likely (but is possible) it could be fun to watch a team of AI, D-Wade, Bron, Bosh and Shaq. A combo of former legends and current/future ones + bosh. o.k. back to the subject… note to Mario: “Work on your defense.”

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    The Nupe
    You are exactly right, thats why I couldn’t blame Mo back then. Watch Mario will be blamed if team starts losing. Also for the Heat to get far, Mario has to work on his three point shot and mid range game. Mario has to work on more than just defense to be a major help with the heat.

  • riggs

    @The Nupe: lol @ + Bosh

  • T-Money

    Nah, leave Wade at the 2 and Bosh at the 4. I don’t care what the starting line up is, but this will be the crunch time line up: LBJ-Wade-Mike Miller-Haslem-Bosh. You go with Z instead of UD vs Lakers and Magic.

  • ConeyIslander

    @The Black Rick Kamla, that wouldn’t work. Bosh would get worked OUT by the more athletic 3′s in the league nightly. Sounds good on paper though.

  • roman

    UH OH- Gilbert’s voodoo is starting to work

  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    There are so many rumors that the Heat are in talks with AI I wonder why nothing has leaked?

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    1) Bring up the ball
    2) Stay in fron of your man
    3) ???
    4) Championship

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    Ladies and Gentlemen your Miami Nazgul

  • Scottie Pimpin

    yo whats up with rafer alston. i need to update my NBA 2k9 roster ASAP.

  • http://www.threadsandkicks.com.au Eduardo

    LBJ or Wade can be the Point Guard in this team. I always thought LBJ played more like Grant Hill or Pippen, controlling the offense.


    @scottie pimpin or just get the new game :D

  • APD

    What up! Let’s be real. To get to the
    league, you have to be able to play. Mario can play! With all that talent around him, he will be able to go like he did at KU. I expect Mario to have a good year. When they win it all, Mario will resign with Miami and play with the crew for a few more years.