|2015 Regular Season|
Chalmers only played nine minutes in the Heat's last game.
Chalmers was due for a more mediocre night after averaging 20.0 points on 57.6 percent shooting - a ridiculous percentage for a guard - over his previous six games.
Chalmers is enjoying quite the run of late, averaging 20.0 points on 57.6 percent shooting in his last six games.
While Chalmers has never been much of a scorer, he's taken on a bigger offensive role with the absence of injured guard Dwyane Wade over the last five games. He's averaging 20.0 points during that time, well above his career mark of 8.8.
Chalmers is averaging 21.0 points on 52.8 percent shooting over the last three games. Fantasy owners should ride Chalmers until he cools off.
The combination of Chalmers' recent performance - he averaged 16.0 points on 57.1 percent shooting over his last three games prior to Sunday - and Dwyane Wade's injury helped Chalmers find his way into the starting lineup.
Chalmers has played 32-plus minutes in three of his last five games.
Both deals were agreed to previously, but not signed until the Heat had more pieces of their salary-cap puzzle put into place. Chalmers got a two-year deal that will have him earning about $4 million next season. Chalmers has been with Miami for all six of his pro seasons, helping win two championships. He averaged 9.8 points and 4.9 assists last season and shot 38 percent from 3-point range.