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2011 NBA Free Agency: Mario Chalmers Agrees To Terms With Heat

Mario Chalmers is a restricted free agent for the Miami heat, and for a team that is so thin at the point guard position, he was a very important piece to bring back to the team. According to ESPN, Chalmers has agreed to terms with the Heat on Friday and is expected to return to the team for practice as early as this afternoon.

The final details were being worked out but Chalmers was expected to be at training camp Friday afternoon. Chalmers was a restricted free agent who had particular value to the Heat, who are thin at point guard. He will enter camp as the favorite to be the team's opening night starter. Chalmers averaged 6.8 points and 2.5 assists last season but proved to be a strong performer in the playoffs. He was at his best during the NBA Finals when he averaged 11.8 points.

Chalmers kind of let the cat out of the bag earlier this morning when he tweeted this.

Imma MIAMI HEAT player until they don't want me no more. Let's get this ring
Dec 09 via Twitter for iPhoneFavoriteRetweetReply

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