MIAMI (AP) - Mario Chalmers and James Ennis were traded Tuesday from Miami to the Memphis Grizzlies, in exchange for Beno Udrih and Jarnell Stokes in a move that gets the Heat closer to avoiding luxury-tax penalties.
Chalmers was averaging 5.5 points on 31 percent shooting this season for the Heat, and Ennis had been scoreless in seven minutes of action. Udrih averaged 5.9 points in eight games with the Grizzlies, and Stokes was scoreless in four minutes off the bench.
Chalmers started at point guard on Miami's championship teams in 2012 and 2013. He is in his eighth NBA season, only with the Heat, and remains known for the overtime-forcing jumper that lifted Kansas past Memphis for the 2008 NCAA title.
Chalmers is making $4.3 million this season, Udrih about $2.2 million.
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