The Cleveland Cavaliers might lose their point guard Mo Williams to retirement. If their player sticks to his plan, Cleveland would lose one roster spot on their lineup. They might consider signing Mario Chalmers to fill that position left by Williams based on the recent NBA rumors about the team.
According to Chris Manning of SB Nation, the Cavaliers should sign Chalmers so that the team could have a decent backup point guard for Kyrie Irving. The player has good offensive and defensive skills that the team could certainly use whenever he comes off the bench to relieve their starters.
Chalmers was a former teammate of LeBron James during their time in Miami Heat. Therefore, Cleveland might consider signing him since he already developed a relationship with James.
The player announced on Twitter that he is now cleared to return to the court.
Chalmers just came from an Achilles tendon injury. He suffered this when he played for the Memphis Grizzlies last season. He was eventually waived by the team after suffering the injury.
Chalmers is just 30-years-old right now, and his services might still be used by a playoff-bound team. The NBA rumors about him going to Cavaliers could only happen if he will prove to them that he really deserved to be in their lineup.
If the player won’t display his athleticism before his injury, Manning added that the Cavaliers might not be interested in him anymore.
Before Chalmers had an injury, he averaged about 10.8 points per game, 2.6 rebounds per game and 3.8 assists per game. He did this in just 22.8 minutes of play last season.
If the team decided to sign him, he could really help Cleveland in their next season campaign. This is because the Cavaliers don’t have much depth at their point guard rotation right now.
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