Veteran guard Mario Chalmers is hoping to get a shot at returning to the NBA. After spending three seasons overseas, Chalmers is hoping the G League gives him that path back to the NBA.
Chalmers has signed a contract with the G League. He's now entered the league's waiver period. If he goes unclaimed, Chalmers will be able to join a team of his choosing. Chalmers indicated that he already has a promise from at least one G League team.
The 35-year-old guard last played in the NBA in 2018 with the Memphis Grizzlies. Since then, Chalmers has played in Italy, Greece and Puerto Rico. That's not how Chalmers envisioned his playing career ending.
“Finishing my career where I started would mean the world to me,” Chalmers said. “I first got drafted into the NBA. I never had dreams of walking away from the game of basketball overseas, so this would be a great way to end my career. Just being back at home in front of the fans that helped me get to where I am today.”