Mario Chalmers sends message to Miami Heat fans after Grizzlies trade - NBA/NFL round-up

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Heat confirm Chalmers move

Bringing an end to hours of speculation, the Miami Heat have confirmed that Mario Chalmers is leaving the franchise for the Memphis Grizzlies, calling time on a career with the organisation that has lasted since 2008.

The Heat tweeted yesterday to wish Chalmers good luck in the future, with ESPN reporting today that his move - alongside that of forward James Ennis - will see Beno Udrih and Jarnell Stokes head the other way.

Check out some of his best moments:

Chalmers himself tweeted to say it had been an honour and a privilege to play in Miami.

Durant injury scare

Across to the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Kevin Durant left at halftime during Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Wizards as he had strained his hamstring.

Here's how it happened:

The former NBA MVP struggled for a while on the court before bowing out of the clash. Given the fact he missed most of last season with an injury, it’s safe to assume the Thunder didn’t want to take any chances.

Luck laceration

In the NFL, meanwhile, Andrew Luck will miss two to six weeks with a lacerated kidney he picked up during the win over the Denver Broncos.

The Colts have made it known that the problem won’t require surgery and is expected to heal in due course - Luck’s absence, though, could be a headache moving forward.

Fans are none too happy:

McCown in line for Browns return

Rounding us off nicely, Johnny Manziel may not have disgraced himself during the Cleveland Browns’ loss to the Cincinnati Bengals but it will be Josh McCown who starts this weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers if he’s fit.

Manziel was widely criticised before his performance against the Bengals, a game that the Browns lost 31-10, but there are those who would like to see him given more of an opportunity.

In any case, coach Mike Pettine has revealed McCown will get the nod if he’s healthy enough come Sunday.

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