Found December 09, 2011 on SLAM Online:
The Heat have locked up two of their key free agents, reports the Palm Beach Post: “Chalmers will remain with the Heat for at least this season and, according to sources, it is for more than the team’s original qualifying offer. He tweeted this at 10:17 a.m. Friday: ‘Imma MIAMI HEAT player until they don’t want me no more. Let’s get this ring’ The Heat’s initial qualifying offer, to make him a restricted free agent, amounted to roughly $1.1 million. Miami would have had three days to match had Chalmers received an offer from another team. Chalmers is now the favorite to start, with Norris Cole likely to get minutes unless the Heat adds another low-budget point guard option. … In a phone interview Friday morning, [James] Jones said that he turned down more lucrative offers in order to agree to a three-year contract with the Heat. He will be at training camp today. While he did not reveal which teams offered his an opportunity, he did say that mega-deals around the league impacted hi...

Heat PG Chalmers returning to the Miami Heat

MIAMI - Point guard Mario Chalmers is returning to the Miami Heat. Chalmers' agent, Sam Goldfeder, said Friday morning that Chalmers will sign a deal that will enable him to be in training camp on time later Friday. "He's excited,'' Goldfeder said. Goldfeder said contract details are still being worked out, and he declined to give any specifics. Chalmers was...

The Miami Heat re-sign Mario Chalmers

The Miami Heat have re-signed 25-year old point guard Mario Chalmers to a 3-year, $12 million dollar deal.  Chalmers played in 70 games (28 starts) for the Heat last year and he averaged 22.5 minutes, 6.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game.  He has now played in 225 games (133 starts) in his first three years with the Heat and he is averaging 26.7 minutes...

HEAT Re-Signs James Jones

The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed free agent forward James Jones.

ASK IRA: Did Pat Riley overpay Mario Chalmers?

Q: Ira, $12 million for Mario Chalmers! Is Pat Riley on drugs? — Hunter. A: I don’t think he is, but some of those pictures in his early NBA days make you wonder if he wasn’t hanging out with a few who were. Look, you have to consider the market, the Heat’s needs and the options. It still is less than the average salary, which doesn’t exactly make it starter’s money...

Chalmers Reaches Deal With Heat

Mario Chalmers and the Heat have reached agreement on a deal.

Heat re-sign guard Mario Chalmers

The Miami Heat announced today that they have re-signed guard Mario Chalmers. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Chalmers, a 6’2”, 190-pound guard, has appeared in 225 regular season games (132 starts) averaging 7.9 points, 3.7 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 1.45 steals and 26.7 minutes while shooting 40.9 percent from the field, 35 [...]

Chalmers at Heat workout, still decided on team

Heat free agent Mario Chalmers made his first appearance at team workouts on Thursday, but he hasn't made a decision yet on where he would sign.

F.A. guard Chalmers says he's staying with Heat

MIAMI (AP) -- Mario Chalmers says he's staying with the Miami Heat.

Chalmers, Heat agree; slated to be at practice

Mario Chalmers will remain with the Heat. Chalmers and the Heat reached an agreement on a contract Friday morning, Chalmers' agent Sam Goldfeder told

Mario Chalmers says he's staying with Heat

MIAMI - Mario Chalmers says he's staying with the Miami Heat. Chalmers said Friday morning that he is planning...

Heat re-sign forward James Jones

The Miami Heat announced today that they have re-signed free agent forward James Jones. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jones has appeared in 447 regular season career games (73 starts) over eight seasons. During his NBA career, with four different teams, he has averaged 6.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 18.9 minutes [...]

James Jones re-signs with the Miami Heat

31-year old small forward James Jones has been re-signed to a 3-year deal with the Heat.  Jones played in 81 games (8 starts) for the Heat last year and he averaged 19.1 minutes, 5.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game.  He nailed an amazing 42.9% from three point range for the Heat last year.  Jones has played in 447 games (73 starts) in his NBA career now and he is...

Heat return Mario Chalmers, James Jones, and Juwan Howard for another go-around

Although the Miami Heat’s failure to win the NBA title made them a frequent punchline, let’s not soon forget just how quickly the Heat were able to rise to the top of the league. Miami is an altogether incredible team, and though they squandered an opportunity in the NBA Finals, they likely need only to…

Battier to join Heat, Chalmers waiting to decide

MIAMI (AP) — Shane Battier will be with the Miami Heat this season. Mario Chalmers is deciding if he'll be there with him. Saying he only wants "a winning role" at this point in his career, Battier announced Thursday morning that he would sign with the Eastern Conference champion Heat.Read more on

Analysis: Heat appear set at 14 of 15 roster spots

Why change a good thing? Why indeed. “There’s going to be some stability there,” James Jones said Friday morning shortly after he agreed to return as a free agent, following a similar decision by Heat free-agent point guard Mario Chalmers. Take Jamaal Magloire, Erick Dampier and Zydrunas Ilgauskas out of the picture (they hardly were in the picture at the end of last season...
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