- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2011

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Heat have made a qualifying offer to point guard Mario Chalmers, which means the team would have the option of matching any contract presented to him in free agency.

Chalmers has said he wants to remain with the Heat.

In three seasons with Miami, Chalmers has averaged 7.9 points and 3.7 assists during regular-season play, 8.1 points and 2.7 assists in playoff games. He was Miami’s fourth-leading scorer in the NBA finals, which the Heat lost to the Dallas Mavericks in six games.

Chalmers averaged 11.8 points during the finals, leading Miami with 14 makes from 3-point range.



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