The 48-hour waiver-wire period for Zydrunas Ilgauskas is up today, making him a free agent and available to sign anywhere. Of course, as Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Sunday night, Big Z will be headed back to Cleveland after waiting 30 days.
Blount and the Timberwolves mutually agreed during the preseason that he would not join the team -- after being re-acquired in an August deal with Miami for Quentin Richardson -- while Minnesota attempted to find a new home for Blount via trade.
But, Blount remains on Minnesota's roster.
With the Mavs playing so well and Erick Dampier returning at some point from a dislocated finger, picking up a guy who has not played all season might not make much sense. The Mavs certainly could use a big body to back up Brendan Haywood, but they've already passed on D-Leaguer Dwayne Jones and might be better suited to wait on Dampier's return.