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Lzen
07-10-2008, 09:52 AM
Chalmers signs deal with Heat

Miami rewards KU product with 3-year contract

J-W Staff Reports
Posted Thursday, July 10, 2008
Apparently the Miami Heat liked what they’ve seen out of Mario Chalmers so far.
The Heat signed Chalmers — one of the heroes of Kansas University’s 2008 national-championship team — to a three-year contract worth around $2.3 million, according to published reports.
Chalmers was a second-round pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in last month’s NBA Draft.
The Heat traded the Timberwolves two future second-round picks and $2 million for Chalmers.
Chalmers was eligible to receive as little as the rookie minimum of $442,114 for one season.
But the Heat locked him up instead.
The deal includes two guaranteed seasons, with the first starting around $700,000 and the third year at the Heat’s option, the Orlando Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday.
“It’s an extremely generous deal,” agent Sam Goldfeder told the newspaper.
The Sun-Sentinel reported that Chalmers impressed the Heat with his play at last week’s summer camp and at this week’s Orlando Pro Summer League.
Darnell Jackson, a second-round pick from the Jayhawks who will play for Cleveland's summer league team, likely will sign a two-year contract with the Cavs worth $1,178,534, the Lorain (Ohio) News-Herald reports.
Jackson likely will earn the NBA minimum of $442,114 in 2008-09 and $736,420 in 2009-10. In the past, the Cavs have guaranteed both years of the contract.
In all, five KU players were drafted.


http://www2.kusports.com/news/2008/jul/10/chalmers_signs_deal_heat/

SCTrojan
07-10-2008, 10:52 AM
Good for those two. Personally wasn't surprised by the Chalmers signing - it seemed like a lot of people were touting him as having first-round talent. But Darnell's signing is a good surprise.

DaKCMan AP
07-10-2008, 11:58 AM
Good for those two. Personally wasn't surprised by the Chalmers signing - it seemed like a lot of people were touting him as having first-round talent. But Darnell's signing is a good surprise.

Mario was #12 on the Heat's draft board.

Ari Chi3fs
07-10-2008, 12:23 PM
Kick ass.