Houston Would Be on the Mark Going After Blount To Round Out Its Frontcourt

Sean FearonCorrespondent IAugust 16, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 11:  Mark Blount #15 of the Miami Heat dunks the ball against the New Orleans Hornets on January 11, 2008 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Hornets defeated the Heat 114-88.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

With a padded frontcourt simply stewing in talent spearheaded by the versatile and breathtaking Al Jefferson, and backed up by Ryan Hollins, the Wolves now have the easily expendable Mark Blount on their roster.

So with that in mind and considering the Rockets frontcourt is a little thin to say the least, perhaps some sort of trade is on order, one that will benefit both teams.

Yes, I know Houston has acquired Andersen, but Blount is a much better offensive player, and has some punch on D too.

I'm saying Blount is better, but he's no Dwight Howard. I realize that, and David Andersen's sweet shooting big man style is complementary to that of a more athletic Yao Ming, (although nowhere near as lethal), but everybody likes an upgrade.

So with a guy that will give them 10 points, 4-5 rebounds, and a block per game, Yao's absence won't feel as nearly as painful with Andersen starting.

So, to the Rockets front office, I propose that you propose a trade, that goes a little something like this:

Houston Acquire:Mark Blount

Minnesota Acquire:Chuck Hayes, Brian Cook, and maybe a second round Draft Pick (for good measure)

Evaluation: Chuck Hayes is a dynamite, albeit undersized, defender and will make a great addition to the 'Wolves roster. Throw in Brian Cook to square off the trade, and it's a done deal.