• Chalmers back with Grizzlies after season on sidelines

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    LOS ANGELES: The Memphis Grizzlies inked Mario Chalmers to a contract on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), a day after the guard indicated he was headed back to his old NBA team.

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    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.

    AFP

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