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Mario Chalmers: Former two-time NBA champion signs with G League’s Grand Rapids Gold

Could we see one other former NBA veteran return to the league after just a few years away? 

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Here’s all we all know from Mario Chalmers’ state of affairs: 

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Is Mario Chalmers returning to the NBA? 

It’s actually potential however for now, the previous two-time NBA champion is signing with the Grand Rapids Gold, the G League affiliate of the Denver Nuggets. 

Two-time Miami Heat champion Mario Chalmers is signing with the Denver Nuggets‘ G League affiliate Grand Rapids Gold and can play within the G League Showcase (Dec. 19-22), sources inform @TheAthletic @Stadium.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 18, 2021

Participating within the G League Showcase will give the 6-foot-2 guard the chance to show that he’s nonetheless able to enjoying within the NBA. 

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If he impresses, he may fastrack his return to the league similarly as Isaiah Thomas did. Thomas signed a 10-day hardship contract with the Los Angeles Lakers simply days after dropping 42 factors for the Gold in his G League debut.

The Grand Rapids Gold subsequent tackle the NBA G League Ignite on Sunday, Dec. 19, with tip-off set for 9:00 pm. (ET).

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When did Mario Chalmers final play within the NBA?

Chalmers final performed within the NBA for the Memphis Grizzlies through the 2017-18 season, when he performed 66 video games with averages of seven.7 factors, 3.0 assists and a pair of.4 rebounds on capturing splits of 37.9/27.7/85.5. 

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The 2017-18 season was Chalmers’ ninth within the league. Since then, he has performed internationally in Greece (AEK Athens, Aris) and Italy (Virtus Bologna, Indios de Mayagüez). He has additionally participated within the BIG 3. 

What are Mario Chalmers’ NBA stats?

Chalmers performed simply over eight seasons of his NBA profession with the Miami Heat, the franchise that acquired him proper after he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the thirty fourth total choose within the 2008 NBA Draft. 

In his time with the South Florida franchise, he averaged 8.8 factors, 3.8 assists and a pair of.4 rebounds on capturing splits of 42.2/36.0/77.6. 

He was the place to begin guard through the Heat’s extremely profitable four-year run between 2010 and 2014, which included two championships in 2012 and 2013. 

What is the NBA G League Showcase?

The 2021 G League Showcase contains a single-elimination match the place eight groups will compete for the Showcase Cup Championship. 

The struggle to make the eight-team Showcase Cup subject started on Nov. 5, as the G League’s 29 groups and NBA G League Ignite have been be separated into 4 regional pods, enjoying 12 video games towards each other in native NBA G League markets.

The groups with the most effective profitable percentages in every regional pod, alongside with the following 4 groups throughout the league with the most effective profitable percentages, will play for the Showcase Cup Championship through the Winter Showcase. The remaining groups will every play two video games outdoors of the Showcase Cup Tournament through the occasion.

The subject is now set for the G League Showcase Cup, with the “regional pod” wrapping up on Dec. 17.

The Delaware Blue Coats earned the Showcase Cup’s prime seed, adopted by the Maine Celtics (2) and Rio Grande Valley Vipers (3) rounding out the highest three seeds. The South Bay Lakers (4), Wisconsin Herd (5), Oklahoma City Blue (6), Motor City Cruise (7) and Fort Wayne Mad Ants (8) make up the remainder of the sector within the single-elimination match.

The G League Showcase will tip-off on Sunday, Dec. 19 and conclude on Wednesday, Dec. 22.

Team scouts and executives shall be in attendance to guage gamers.

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