August 14, 2009

T-Wolves trade Q. Richardson to get Blount

The Minnesota Timberwolves are still doing the off-season shuffle, sending guard Quentin Richardson to Miami to get back center Mark Blount.

The T-Wolves, who also got a new general manager and coach this off-season, picked up Richardson last month when they shipped guard Sebastian Telfair and forwards Craig Smith and Mark Madsen to the Los Angeles Clippers.

It's the fourth trade since the end off the 2008-2009 season for Richardson, who has averaged 11.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 601 career games with the Clippers, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks.

Blount, a 7-footer who spent parts of two of his nine seasons with the Wolves, has averaged 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 605 games with Boston, Denver, Minnesota and Miami.