The Heat would “like nothing more” than to unload Mario Chalmers’ $4.3 million contract in order to lower their luxury tax bill.
Miami is about $6.2 million above the League’s tax threshold and would be subject to repeat-offender tax penalties at the end of the regular season.
From Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel:
Based on everything I’ve heard from NBA people, the Heat would like nothing more than to offload Chalmers’ luxury-tax hit, let alone get something in return.
Chalmers’ expiring contract figures to have value to any team needing a one-year stopgap option at point guard.
In the end, if the Heat truly want to move Chalmers, they’ll find a way. But there also is no rush, with the luxury-tax bill not computed until season’s end.