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Old 10-09-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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Default Can Mario Chalmers be the Heat full-time starting point guard?

Chalmers sometimes started, sometimes came off the bench for the Heat last season. But in general the PG spot was a weak point for Miami.

Is Chalmers good enough to be a full-game, starting PG for that team?

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Old 10-09-2011, 11:03 AM   #2
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Default Re: Can Mario Chalmers be the Heat full-time starting point guard?

Yes, he's good enough to be a starting point guard on that team. Although he will not control the ball mostly and he will not direct the team and what they do. LeBron and Wade will. So he'll be starting at PG, but he'll be playing the roll of SG.
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Default Re: Can Mario Chalmers be the Heat full-time starting point guard?

As long as he plays with LeBron, Dwyane, and Chris. I don't see why not. He will be one of the better pgs on the market right now anyway. Unless the heat can package him with someone outside of the big three for an upgrade... They should just stick with him.
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Default Re: Can Mario Chalmers be the Heat full-time starting point guard?

For sure. And, IMO, LeBron and Wade should let him run the offense more and learn to play off the ball better.
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Default Re: Can Mario Chalmers be the Heat full-time starting point guard?

Yes he's a legit PG, plays great defense, knows his role, clutch shooter, he can become the new Derek Fisher possibly
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:38 AM   #6
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Yes he's a legit PG, plays great defense, knows his role, clutch shooter, he can become the new Derek Fisher possibly

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he made some huge shots in the finals, if the heat had won, and he'd played the same way he did in real life, a lot more people would be talking about him.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:40 AM   #7
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Default Re: Can Mario Chalmers be the Heat full-time starting point guard?

chalmers is terrible defensively. man to man he just might be the worst on the heat team. he's great at picking pockets of unaware ballhandlers as the second man in, or just slapping it away on double teams.

other than that, he showed in the finals that he should be the starter. one of the few bright spots for the heat team along with dwyane wade.
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chalmers is terrible defensively. man to man he just might be the worst on the heat team. he's great at picking pockets of unaware ballhandlers as the second man in, or just slapping it away on double teams.

other than that, he showed in the finals that he should be the starter. one of the few bright spots for the heat team along with dwyane wade.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:43 AM   #9
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:58 AM   #10
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Default Re: Can Mario Chalmers be the Heat full-time starting point guard?

Absolutely, if he improves his I.Q, decision making, and starts taking smarter shots he could be a very solid NBA PG.
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Default Re: Can Mario Chalmers be the Heat full-time starting point guard?

Lol @ all of these posters who only saw him in the Finals saying "Oh yeah he's legit he's great blahblahblah"

He isn't a starting caliber PG on a Championship team. He had a fluke finals; I love Rio, but he isn't our PG of the future. He has been a mediocre-average player for the last 3 years. I will say this; if he learns how to defend properly as well as become a deadly 3-pt shooter, instead of just an above average one, he could be the starter.

Edit: Also, I agree with one of the earlier posters; Chalmers is terrible defensively. He gets steals so people are under the impression that he is a good defender, and he is in that respect; but man-to-man, he is one of the worst defenders in the entire NBA.

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Old 10-09-2011, 01:51 PM   #12
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Default Re: Can Mario Chalmers be the Heat full-time starting point guard?

I think Chalmers earned the right to start at least at beginning of the season in the Finals. Unless Miami picks up a no-brainer, Chalmers should get the first shot at starting.
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Default Re: Can Mario Chalmers be the Heat full-time starting point guard?

He probably will be the starting PG for the Heat next season.

He's a fantastic 3 point shooter, but that's basically it.
His passing is mediocre. I remember seeing him out of position in terms of team defense a lot last season, and his man-to-man D isn't great either.

Based from what I saw last season though, he's a very reliable "clutch" shooter. It baffled me as to how Spoelstra could continue to not draw up plays and force LeBron or Wade or even Bosh (smh) to catch and shoot a 3 when Mario excels at that.
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Well he's better than current Bibby.
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Well he's better than current Bibby.

Everyone's better than current Bibby.

Mike Bibby should retire.
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