Wolves to waive Mark Blount

Minnesota Timberwolves center Mark Blount has no particularly special basketball skills. He’s tall, though.

As great as that sounds, the Timberwolves today announced the team has waived Blount.

The Timberwolves acquired Blount from Miami on August 13, 2009 in exchange for Quentin Richardson. Blount did not appear in a game for the Wolves this season.

A 7-0 center, Blount has appeared in 605 career games over his nine-year NBA career, including stops in Boston, Denver, Minnesota and Miami. Originally selected by Seattle with the 54th overall pick of the 1997 NBA Draft, Blount owns career averages of 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds. He played for the Wolves in 2005-06 and 2006-07, averaging 11.6 points and 5.7 rebounds in 124 games.

It’s possible Blount does get signed by another team in the near future, but it would likely be an unguaranteed deal for the league minimum.