Dec 01, 2016 05:10 AM EST

NBA Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers Eyes Mario Chalmers For Point Guard; Can This Be A Reunion With Lebron James?

By Marie O.
NBA All-Access: Heat Point Guard Mario 'Rio' Chalmers
In 2013, the Miami Heat's winning streak stood at 20 games, tying them for third longest in NBA history. It was another MVP caliber season for LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade looks like the Flash of old, but a streak of this magnitude takes an entire team effort. 5th year point guard Mario Chalmers has been at the controls of Miami's attack throughout its incredible run -- so here's a look inside Heat practice, and the player who makes Miami go - known in South Beach inner circles simply as "Rio".
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There's a high chance that a Miami Heat reunion can happen in Cleveland. Multiple reports have suggested that the Cavs has its sights on former Heat Mario Chalmers to be its back-up point guard.

In a quick "Hey, Joe!" segment he hosted on Twitter, Cleveland.com reporter Joe Vardon took the time to answers questions from curious fans to confirm this rumor. Apparently, the Cavs' primary option is to settle for a trade first before the end of year. If that does not push through, and Chalmers remains healthy by Jan. 2017, he might just be able to land the job as Kyrie Irving's main man off the bench.

Chalmers is currently a free agent. He last played for the Memphis Grizzlies but an injury in Mar. 2016 caused him to tear his right Achilles tendon and miss the last three months of the 2015-2016 NBA season. As per the Grizzlies' report on NBA.com, Chalmers notched averages of 10.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.45 steals in 22.8 minutes of playing in 55 games.

Chalmers played with James during the Heat's "Big Three" era. He was the starting point guard during the from 2010 to 2014 when Lebron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade led the team to four consecutive trips to the NBA finals, winning two. While James left for Cleveland to fulfill his promise of an NBA trophy for his home city, Chalmers remained with the Heat for two more seasons before being traded to Memphis on Nov. 10, 2015.

Even though the Cavs are still looking to fill the hole in their back-up point guard role, it doesn't seem to faze them as they lead the NBA Eastern Conference with a win-loss record of 13-3. Still, there should be no room for complacency, even when the Cavs have high hopes that superstar Kyrie Irving will resume his main point guard duties, as per Jobs & Hire.

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