Chalmers returns to Grizzlies after missing a season with injury

Agence France-Presse
Chalmers returns to Grizzlies after missing a season with injury


Mario Chalmers had been out of action since tearing his right Achille tendon in March of 2016

LOS ANGELES, USA – The Memphis Grizzlies inked Mario Chalmers to a contract on Wednesday, July 19 a day after the guard indicated he was headed back to his old NBA team.

The Grizzlies did not reveal terms of the deal, but multiple media reports said Chalmers agreed to a one-year contract.

Chalmers used Instagram on Tuesday to post a picture of himself in a Grizzlies uniform with a caption that read “GNG… enough said.” 

“Grit and grind” is the Grizzlies’ motto.

Chalmers, 31, has battled back from a torn right Achilles tendon he sustained in March 2016 while playing for the Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies released Chalmers after he was injured, and he missed all of the 2016-17 NBA season.

Chalmers developed a relationship with Grizzlies coach David Fizdale when Chalmers played for the Miami Heat and Fizdale was a Heat assistant.

Chalmers won NBA titles with the LeBron James-led Heat in 2012 and 2013.

Chalmers averaged 10.8 points, 3.8 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 55 games with the Grizzlies in 2015-16.

Last season the Grizzlies finished in seventh place in the Western Conference and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs. –

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