Heat G Mario Chalmers expects Eastern Conference to 'be a beast' this coming season

Mario Chalmers says he's already moved on to getting ready for next season, when he expects the Miami Heat will have more than a few challenges in the Eastern Conference.

The Heat point guard says that between Brooklyn, Chicago and Indiana, he thinks the East "will be a beast" every night this coming season.

Chalmers spoke Monday during a break from hosting his annual golf tournament in Kansas that serves as a fundraiser for breast cancer research and other charitable causes. He also recently held a basketball camp where he sponsored some at-risk children from the inner Kansas City area.

Chalmers will be entering his sixth NBA season, all with the Heat.