Monday, March 21st, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  10 responses

Mario Chalmers to Miss Up to 2 Weeks

Chalmers’ knee injury isn’t as bad as initially thought, and he should be back in the Heat lineup before the regular season ends. From the Sun-Sentinel: “Diagnosed with a sprained right knee, Chalmers underwent an MRI Sunday and is now expected to miss up to two weeks, which would sideline him for six games. The Heat have 12 games remaining in the regular season, which ends April 13. After bumping the knee with Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson earlier in the first quarter Saturday, Chalmers fell to the court without further contact later in the period, removed with 1:07 to play in quarter. Chalmers attended the Heat’s annual Family Fest charity event Sunday, walking with a limp. Chalmers has been the fulltime starter at the position since Jan. 22, after starting one game prior to that in place of since-departed Carlos Arroyo. Counting Saturday’s victory, the Heat are 19-9 with Chalmers in the starting lineup.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Welll….let’s just use the Knicks/Melo excuse, “We don’t have enough time to gel….wait until next year!” What the f*ck ever. Get better, Rio…your bench job will be ready for you upon your return.

  • T-Money

    E: lol I see what you did there. This move forces Spo’s hand and I bet Bibby is not giving back his starting spot for the rest of the year.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I think this is a blessing in disguise. Rio’s played well over the last few weeks, maybe playing the best ball of his career, but, Mike playing big minutes is a)not going to wear him down as I think he’s still playing his way into their system and b)he makes fewer mistake and is starting to find his stroke. Also, this will give a few more opportunities to get Eddie on the court, so I’m good with that.

  • T-Money

    Amen! You can’t tell that you’re not able to find 5-6 mins for Eddie every game. He’s a microwave, he doesn’t need to get loose. Give him a couple of looks and see if he’s hot. If he’s not hitting then you sit him pronto, what’s there to lose?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Nothing. James Jones too…if Miller is sucking di*ck, throw JJ in for a few minutes see if he’s on and if not, sit him.

  • T-Money

    I don’t know about JJ though… Spo has alluded that he will always have a pg on the floor from now on except on very special circumstances. Realistically, that only leaves 15 or so minutes for a back up wing. I’m cool with Mike getting those, the only thing I’m not cool with is playing Wade or James out of position to give him more burn if he’s not going to be agressive.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cheryl

    Whoo hoo! Don’t wish Mario any harm, but I’m glad Bibby will get his chance to start before the playoffs begin. Now, if we can work UD into the mix, we’ll be looking good.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Get better, lil’ Alaskan homie.

  • http://www.myspace.com/freedmusic Fredd

    some experience inserted in the starting line up at PG, before the playoffs, perfect.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    This has nothing to do with the subject but its rare that there is a Mario Chalmers story on here. With that being said, Mario Chalmers is the LEAST athletic young Black guy I’ve seen in the NBA in a long time.