By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: July 13th, 2014 at 11:55 pm EST
On Friday, LeBron James decided to leave the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Many thought it would be a mass exit for the other free agents as well.
However, that has not been the case. Free agent Mario Chalmers is the latest to stay put.
Chris Bosh and Chris Andersen also re-signed deals with the Heat. They are also expected to re-sign Udonis Haslem and Dwyane Wade this week.
“Proud to stay I’m back [with] the Heat,” Chalmers wrote on Twitter. “Heat nation we still here.”
The 28-year-old is expected to keep his starting point guard role with Norris Cole and Shabazz Napier backing up. If teams are able to make him struggle like the San Antonio Spurs did in the NBA Finals, Napier will be named the starter.
Chalmers has been with the Heat for the past six years. In his career, he has averaged less than 10 points a season.
It was thought after the loss in the NBA Finals that Chalmers would leave town. As players decided to go elsewhere, the Heat had to re-sign their point guard for the next several years.
RT @ESPNSteinLine: As for Mario Chalmers, hearing he landed a two-year deal from the Heat in the region of $8+ million
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 14, 2014