Chalmers agreed to a deal with Virtus Bologna of Italy on Friday, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando reports. The 32-year-old will take his playing career oversees after being unable to attract any NBA teams in the 2018-19 season. A return to the NBA at some point in the future is not out of the question, however.
Chalmers mustered 7.7 points, 3.0 assists and 2.4 rebounds across 66 games with the Grizzlies during the 2017-18 season. Chalmers didn't provide much fantasy value all season long as his stats indicate and he only had one game in which he scored past the 20-point mark. The former NCAA champion with Kansas will be looking for a new home this summer as he still has gas left in the tank at 31 years old though.
Chalmers supplied eight points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-7 FT), four rebounds, four assists, four steals, and two blocks in 14 minutes during Monday's 113-94 loss to the Timberwolves. Chalmers saw fewer minutes than any other Grizzly who took the floor. However, he was still able to make his presence felt in the box score, compiling counting stats galore. While Tyreke Evans (personal) and Andrew Harrison (wrist) have joined Mike Conley (heel) on the sidelines, Chalmers doesn't figure to see a bunch of minutes during Wednesday's season finale versus the Thunder.
Chalmers netted 11 points (4-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and added three assists across 18 minutes in Friday's 94-93 loss to the Kings. Chalmers' scoring total led the bench in his first game action since March 28. The veteran had seen DNP-CDs in each of the prior three contests, so Friday's production was a welcome late-season sight. Chalmers has some value as a DFS punt play over the last three games if both Tyreke Evans (personal) and Andrew Harrison (wrist) remain out, albeit a risky one due to his somewhat erratic usage lately.
Chalmers will return to a bench role for Friday's matchup with the Jazz. With both Tyreke Evans (personal) and Andrew Harrison (wrist) out Wednesday against the Trail Blazers, Chalmers was called upon to start, but posted relatively pedestrian numbers of eight points, four rebounds and two assists across 20 minutes. Instead, it was Kobi Simmons (28 minutes) that saw the biggest increase in his workload and he'll now move into the starting five over Chalmers on Friday. While both players should see elevated roles with Evans and Harrison still out, it appears the Grizzlies prefer to get the younger Simmons more reps.
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