Report: Former Miami Heat Point Guard to Join BIG3 Basketball League - Heat Nation
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Report: Former Miami Heat Point Guard to Join BIG3 Basketball League

Mario Chalmers Miami Heat

Former Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers is joining the BIG3 basketball league. The league announced on Twitter that Chalmers has entered the draft pool for the 2019 season.

Chalmers spent parts of eight seasons with the Heat and had a memorable run with the franchise.

Miami drafted the University of Kansas standout in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft. Chalmers played for the Heat until they traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies early in the 2015-16 season.

In 525 games with the Heat, Chalmers averaged 8.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He shot 36.0 percent from beyond the arc and was a crucial member of 2012 and 2013 championship teams.

Chalmers played 66 games for the Grizzlies in 2017-18, but has not played in the NBA since. Since leaving the NBA, he has been playing for Virtus Bologna in the Italian Lega Basket Serie A league.

The BIG3 is a professional 3-on-3 league. It was formed in part by rapper and actor Ice Cube, and will begin its third season this summer.

Many former NBA players have competed in the league, including Baron Davis, Stephen Jackson, Mike Bibby and Nate Robinson. Chalmers will get a chance to compete against many players that he faced off against during his NBA days.

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