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RRZagFan
07-11-2013, 05:38 PM
Looks like he will be playing for the Wolves
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&ved=0CEsQFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.startribune.com%2Fsports%2Fbl ogs%2F215172401.html&ei=lV3fUZslwf2KAq3hgIgG&usg=AFQjCNGByacPzO5Qizs4Bp__iESWMbQcYw&bvm=bv.49147516,d.cGE

ZagNative
07-11-2013, 06:45 PM
Good deal!
It's a two-year, $3.2 million deal for the eight-year NBA veteran.

He gives the Wolves yet another post presence: They already have Nikola Pekovic (provided he re-signs, of course), rookie Gorgui Dieng and Chris Johnson at center, Kevin Love, Derrick Williams and Dante Cunningham at power forward.

But Turiaf -- 6-9 and 30 years old -- gives the Wolves at least three things: Interior defense, playoff experience and enthusiasm.

ZaGranny
07-11-2013, 07:58 PM
Congratulations, Ronny!

I understand the winters in Minneapolis are just like Paris! ;)

ZaGranny

webspinnre
07-11-2013, 08:16 PM
Congratulations, Ronny!

I understand the winters in Minneapolis are just like Paris! ;)

ZaGranny

Hah. I love how much of a signature this has become.

Birddog
07-12-2013, 03:13 AM
Ronny is amassing quite the collection of official team caps.

Radbooks
07-19-2013, 11:28 AM
There is a really nice article about Ronny in The Star Tribune (which I found in Vince Grippi's column on the S-R website - I like to give him props for finding this stuff. :)



Newest Timberwolf Ronny Turiaf on Thursday officially signed with his seventh different team in nine NBA seasons, but he can’t help but think how his life has come full circle now.

“I remember eight years ago and you guys had somebody named Fred Hoiberg,” Turiaf said Thursday evening in a teleconference call with reporters. “He was almost like a father figure to me, somebody who helped me through the worst time of my life.”

In 2005, Hoiberg was a veteran guard on a Wolves team that had reached the Western Conference finals the year before and Turiaf was a rookie out of Gonzaga with the L.A. Lakers.

Hoiberg underwent surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm the same day Turiaf was drafted. A month later, Turiaf needed a surgery very similar to Hoiberg’s.


http://www.startribune.com/sports/wolves/216103251.html

Of course there is much more at the link...

ZagNative
07-19-2013, 06:43 PM
Thanks, Radbooks. That was a nice read.

ZaGranny
07-20-2013, 09:04 AM
Wolves Sign Free Agent Ronny Turiaf

http://www.nba.com/timberwolves/news/wolves-sign-free-agent-center-ronny-turiaf


The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed free-agent center Ronny Turiaf. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"We're excited to welcome Ronny to our team," said Flip Saunders, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "Ronny is a physical, aggressive defender and a good passer. He's a solid pro who will help us with his experience and veteran leadership."


More at the link

ZaGranny

Zag 77
07-20-2013, 11:38 AM
That is a smoking deal for a guy who is realistically easing into retirement mode. I hope he has taken care of his money and can look forward to doing some good things for his family and whatever charities he supports.

I hear he has a home in Spokane. He will be very welcome here.