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Mario Chalmers vents about his role on the team. Check out what he had to say despite having a career year.

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Losing takes a toll on a team. Big games or small, there may be a private blame game or a public frustration. This entire Heat season has been one of a kind that the fans, media, nor players have ever seen before. It may be taking it's toll on one player in particular. Mario Chalmers

Now Chalmers has had a career high season but that hasn't stopped him from being frustrated. After the loss against Cleveland, Chalmers told the Miami Herald "I don't even really know what my role is on this team anymore. I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing."

Mario has every reason to be upset, just look at it from his perspective. Surprisingly, Rio has been one of the most consistent parts of this very inconsistent season. Yet his role in the back remains chaotic. One night he is the lead backup for Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic's. Then other night's he is the starter when they're injured. Throw in Tyler Johnson's streaky play and Chalmers place on the team is similar to any roller coaster ride at Universal Studios.

I don't even really know what my role is on this team anymore. I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing. -Mario Chalmers

He later continued with: "A lot of people are out of rhythm, and you really don't know what's going to happen - when you're going to get the ball, when you're going to shoot it, you just never know. You just got to be ready for everything I guess."

Miami and the Oklahoma City Thunder are two teams that could really use a redo button for this season because the injuries each have faced. Unfortunately that option isn't available and no one outside of the fans of the team and team itself care for the Heat's misfortunes. Such is the attitude toward Miami when it's a team that has tasted Final's appearances and Championships since 2011.

You shouldn't read into this as Mario complaining. He like everyone else is shaking their head about what has transpired so far this season. All Rio can do though is get back on that cart and keep making the impact he's making and help this team (whatever is left of it at least) make the playoffs.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nba/miami-heat/article17357804.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nba/miami-heat/article17357804.html#storylink=cpy