Mark Blount


Mark Blount
Mark Blount
Center
Personal information
Date of birth November 30, 1975 (1975-11-30) (age 35)
Place of birth Yonkers, New York
Nationality American
High school Oak Hill Academy (Virginia)
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College Pittsburgh
NBA Draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 2000–present
Career history
Stats at NBA.com

Mark D. Blount (play /ˈblʌnt/ blunt; born November 30, 1975 in Yonkers, New York) is an American professional basketball player. Blount is a 7'0" (2.13 m) tall center and weighs 250 lb (113 kg), being a primarily offensive big man with a soft touch.

Blount spent his freshman year of high school in Summerville, SC, playing for Summerville High School. He then transferred to Oak Hill Academy (Virginia). He then went to Dobbs Ferry High School for his senior year and was named Mr. Basketball for Westchester County. He played his collegiate basketball at the University of Pittsburgh before being drafted 54th overall in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics, and spent three seasons in the minor American leagues.

He was first signed by the Boston Celtics as a free agent on August 1, 2000 and led the team with 76 blocks that season, the most by a Celtics rookie since Kevin McHale in 1980–81.

During the 2003–04 NBA season, Blount emerged as a dependable center, putting up 10.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.29 blocks per game in 29.3 minutes per game. He had a 28-point, 21-rebound game vs. the Orlando Magic on March 1, 2004.

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Transactions

  • August 1, 2000 – Signed with the Boston Celtics as a free agent.
  • August 8, 2002 – Signed with the Denver Nuggets as a free agent.
  • February 20, 2003 – Traded to the Boston Celtics.
  • On March 1, 2010, Blount was waived by the Timberwolves.[4]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 Boston 64 50 17.2 .505 .000 .697 3.6 .5 .6 1.2 3.9
2001–02 Boston 44 0 9.4 .421 .000 .811 1.9 .2 .4 .4 2.1
2002–03 Denver 54 24 16.4 .393 .000 .717 3.4 .6 .4 .9 5.2
2002–03 Boston 27 7 19.2 .563 .000 .750 4.6 .8 .7 .6 4.4
2003–04 Boston 82 73 29.3 .566 .000 .719 7.2 .9 1.0 1.3 10.3
2004–05 Boston 82 57 26.0 .529 .000 .713 4.8 1.6 .4 .8 9.4
2005–06 Boston 39 25 27.8 .511 .000 .764 4.2 1.7 .4 .9 12.4
2005–06 Minnesota 42 30 27.5 .506 .000 .747 4.8 .8 .6 .9 10.2
2006–07 Minnesota 82 81 31.0 .509 .290 .754 6.2 .8 .5 .7 12.3
2007–08 Miami 69 46 22.3 .462 .386 .638 3.8 .6 .5 .5 8.4
2008–09 Miami 20 0 10.4 .385 .407 .615 2.1 .2 .1 .3 4.0
Career 605 393 23.1 .504 .359 .723 4.6 .8 .5 .8 8.2

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Boston 4 0 9.8 .500 .000 1.000 1.8 .3 .5 .5 1.5
2002–03 Boston 10 0 14.4 .545 .000 .700 3.6 .2 1.1 .8 3.1
2003–04 Boston 4 4 36.3 .486 .000 .737 9.3 1.0 1.5 2.0 12.0
2004–05 Boston 4 0 10.8 .286 .000 .000 1.5 .3 .0 .0 2.0
Career 22 4 16.9 .467 .000 .697 3.9 .4 .9 .8 4.2

Notes

  1. ^ Szczerbiak, Davis change teams in seven-player trade. Updated January 27, 2006
  2. ^ By trading two more veteran starters, Wolves grow even younger. Updated October 24, 2007
  3. ^ "Minnesota Acquires Mark Blount from the Heat". NBA.com. 2009-08-13. http://www.nba.com/timberwolves/news/minnesota_acquires_mark_blount_2009_08_13.html. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  4. ^ TIMBERWOLVES WAIVE C MARK BLOUNT

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