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Mario Chalmers Injury: Updates on Heat Guard's Knee and Return

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) claps as during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The Heat won 93-86. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers missed the team's game vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday with swelling in his right knee, but his absence from the court was short-lived.

Continue for updates.


Chalmers Active vs. Pacers

Friday, Nov. 6

The team announced Chalmers will play vs. Indiana.


Chalmers Provides Heat with Reliable Backup PG

Miami re-signed Chalmers to a two-year, $8.3 million deal prior to the 2014-15 campaign, but he struggled during his seventh season on South Beach.

In 80 appearances (including 37 starts), Chalmers averaged a career-high 10.2 points per game but shot just 40.3 percent from the field and a career-worst 29.4 percent from three-point range. Chalmers' player efficiency rating also dropped to 11.7 (per Basketball-Reference.com), which was the lowest mark he had posted since the 2010-11 campaign. 

With Goran Dragic in tow, Chalmers has been forced to adjust to life as Miami's backup floor general. This year, he's averaged 5.5 points and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 28.6 percent from the field. 

The team will be happy to have Chalmers back in the backcourt.

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