The Timberwolves have asked big man Mark Blount to stay home for training camp and for his agent to seek a trade.
Mark Blount has been traded to Minnesota in exchange for Quentin Richardson.
Mark Blount will miss the first two games of the Heat's first round series against the Hawks while he returns to the Caribbean to attend to a personal matter.
Mark Blount (personal reasons) was not with the team for Wednesday's game against the Pacers and is also expected to miss Thursday's game against the Bulls.
Mark Blount returned to the Heat on Sunday, after missing eight games to attend a family funeral outside of the country.
Mark Blount has left the Heat to deal with a death in the family.
Mark Blount came off the bench to hit 7-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 17 points, eight rebounds and a block in the Heat's loss to the Pacers.
Heat big man Mark Blount played on Saturday for the first time since December 14th. He had seven points and one rebound in 19 minutes.
Mark Blount was inactive Wednesday against the Utah Jazz.
With news that Jamaal Magloire will miss a minimum of six-to-eight weeks, Mark Blount appears to be Miami's default starting center.
Mark Blount had just one rebound on Monday, marking the second straight game he has done so.
Mark Blount had 10 points and 12 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Knicks.
Mark Blount hit just 1-of-3 shots for two points and two rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.
Heat center Mark Blount had six points, seven rebounds, one steal, two blocks and zero turnovers in 40 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.