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    Default Ronny Turiaf 2010-11

    Thought it would be a good time to begin a season thread for Ronny.

    Off to a fine start: 8 points, 4 rebounds, 4 blocks & 2 steals. Knicks win opener at Toronto 98-93.

    (Here he is throwing one down on Andrea Bargnani.)

    Only downside was that Ronny did get beat up a bit. He was on the business end of a flagrant foul by David Andersen, and also took some friendly fire from Amare Stoudemire.

    Hope he's no worse for wear and that he'll help the Knicks have a winning season.


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    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/knick...rMmp6hYCINvKXM

    The Knicks won despite no production out of Russian rookie starting center Timofey Mozgov, whose NBA debut was a disaster. He got into early foul trouble, picking up two in the first three minutes, leading to Chandler’s emergence from the bench. Mozgov was scoreless in 7:26.

    “The reasons we want [Chandler] off the bench is not because he’s not good,” D’Antoni said. “It’s because we needed his firepower there. And we thought Timofey would have problems with fouls
    Chandler and backup center Ronny Turiaf came in played with energy, lifting the club early as they took a 16-point lead in the second quarter.

    Turiaf blocked shots, creating havoc, took a David Anderson elbow to the jaw and the club responded. Turiaf finished with eight points and four boards and four blocks.

    To close the first quarter, Turiaf corralled an offensive rebound in the paint, turned and lofted it off the backboard to give the Knicks a 29-22 lead after one quarter. They shot 50 percent in the first period and scored 20 points more than LeBron James’ Heat in its season-opening frame.

    http://nymag.com/daily/sports/2010/1...o_7_ronny.html

    The Knicks' season begins in less than a month. We couldn't possibly be more excited — finally, a Knicks team with barely an Isiah Thomas fingerprint on it! — so we'll be counting down the ten most important Knicks twice a week until opening night on October 27. The best sign we can give you: Eddy Curry isn't among the eleven. Today: center Ronny Turiaf.

    If the Knicks shock everyone this year and have an out-of-nowhere 50-win season, you are going to see Ronny Turiaf on your televisions almost as much as you will Amar'e Stoudemire. He is without question the most charismatic player on the team; he's the Knicks equivalent of Nick Swisher. Expect him to be the same type of fan favorite.
    As a player, Turiaf is a classic glue guy. He's not particularly skilled offensively, but he rebounds, plays tight defense, and, mostly, hustles like a guy who ... well, like a guy who was once faced with the possibility of never playing basketball again and thus appreciates every second he's on the court. (He also, unlike everybody else on the team, has played in an NBA Finals.) The Knicks have been short on guys like that the last few years, and it's possible, on a team somewhat devoid of bruising bigs, that he may even end up starting. The Knicks will limit his minutes, partly out of necessity, and if Anthony Randolph and Timofey Mozgov emerge, he could be mostly a defensive replacement late in games. If he can block Kobe, he can block anybody.

    Turiaf was essentially a throw-in in the David Lee deal, and if this is your throw-in, you're in good shape. He will be fun to watch and even more fun to listen to; he is the type of player for whom it's impossible not to cheer. That, perhaps more than anything else, is what the Knicks have had in such short supply for the last decade. Plus: epic beard.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/4...timofey-mozgov

    NBA Preview 2010-11: The Knicks Should Start Ronny Turiaf Over Timofey Mozgov
    By Keith Schlosser (Knicks Featured Columnist) on October 14, 2010 - New York City
    In fact, the Knicks do not appear to have anyone (including Amare Stoudemire) on the roster that has proven they can pull down up to 10 rebounds per game.

    If it’s rebounding that the Knicks want, though, Turiaf, (not Mozgov) is their man at center.

    The question of who should start at center should not begin with whom is the better player, but yet, who fits well with each lineup?
    Starting Turiaf at center could create a strong balance for the Knicks’ starting lineup on each end of the floor. While he isn’t much of a scorer, his high intensity at the start of each game would be a nice added bonus to the already present four offensive options in Stoudemire, Chandler, Gallinari, and Raymond Felton.

    Furthermore, Mozgov would then be able to provide an offensive boost off the bench, without having (as much) pressure on him to rebound the ball.
    With enough firepower to start off games already present, Mozgov could pair with Anthony Randolph to provide fits for second unit defenses around the league.

    Turiaf is also a tough veteran who knows the big-man competition of the NBA. Throwing Mozgov into the fire to fend off the NBA’s tougher big men may not be the best idea just yet, simply for the fact that Mozgov is still adjusting to the NBA game.

    Both players have their strengths, and with rumors of an 11-man rotation, Turiaf and Mozgov are certain to get a lot of burn this season. However, starting Turiaf now gives the Knicks the opportunity to keep the rebounding and defensive intensity high, while keeping the pressures on Mozgov low.

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    Default Ronny on free NBA League Pass preview

    I watched two different Knicks games this week, alternating between them and the Pistons. Ronny had some really good minutes that I saw. (And one real bonehead play yesterday.) Knicks lost both games right at the end.

    (I am still on pain meds, so my analysis is a little sparse.)

    People might be able to get on the preview for the last two days (no games today). Preview goes until 11/2.

    ZaGranny

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    Default Ronny and the Knicks on TNT now

    Halftime, the Knicks are ahead 70-52.

    Ronny is having a great game.

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    Default Knicks 120--Bulls 112

    Ronny's stats

    Minutes: 5:39
    FGM-A: 4-8
    FTM-A: 1-1
    Rebounds: 4 OFF 3 DEF
    Ast: 3
    Steals: 2
    Blocks: 1
    Points: 9

    Way to go, Ronny!!!

    Videos of Ronny slam and Ronny put back on knicks site: http://www.nba.com/knicks/

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    If he did all that in 5:39, then that is REALLY impressive.
    Birddog

    Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

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    Default Oopsies!

    To quote Ronny when he accidentally sent his phone number to the entire Twitter
    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog View Post
    If he did all that in 5:39, then that is REALLY impressive.
    25:39

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    Default Ronny Turiaf 11/5

    Ronny's stats in Knicks 112- 91 win over Wizards.



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    Default Nice NY Times story

    New York Times:
    As M.V.P. of the Lee Trade, Knicks’ Turiaf Adds a Spark
    By HOWARD BECK
    Published: November 19, 2010

    OAKLAND, Calif. — When the Knicks sent David Lee to the Golden State Warriors in July, they got back one potential star, one injured shooting ace and a big man known mostly for his wild energy and his wild beard.

    To find the most indispensable player of the trade, look for the beard.

    While the Knicks wait for Anthony Randolph to develop and Kelenna Azubuike to get healthy, it is center Ronny Turiaf who has arguably become their most valuable player. The traditional statistics (4.9 points, 3.7 rebounds a game) do not show it. But Turiaf is by far the Knicks’ leader in plus-minus, the differential between points scored and points allowed when a player is on the court.

    According to 82games.com, the Knicks outscore their opponents by an average of 12.2 points per 48 minutes when Turiaf is in the game.

    “He makes our team win,” Coach Mike D’Antoni said Friday as the Knicks prepared to play the Warriors for the second and final time this season.

    The Knicks’ results through 12 games illustrate the point. They were 3-2 before Turiaf sprained his knee against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Knicks lost that day, then lost their next four games — including a loss to the Warriors — without him. With Turiaf back on the court, the Knicks lost a close game in Denver and beat Sacramento.

    On Friday, Turiaf was the only player involved in the trade to start the game. Lee was recovering from an elbow infection. Azubuike is still working his way back from a knee operation he had last year. Randolph should eventually become the best player the Knicks acquired. But he has faded from the rotation because of his mistake-prone play.

    Turiaf’s value is easier to see than to quantify. He harasses opposing big men, blocks shots, applies hard fouls and rarely stops moving. He also possesses one of the highest basketball IQs on the team.

    “It’s the intangibles,” D’Antoni said. “He’s just a very smart player.”
    Ronny's plus/minus, from 82games.com:




    Got to see that wild beard ....


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    Default Ronny's stats against the Clippers 11/20



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    Default Ronny Turiaf injury

    Went deeper into the Knicks site to see why Ronny wasn't listed in last night's box score--even as injured or DNP.

    Still don't know why he wasn't listed but here's what I found:

    News and notes:

    C Ronny Turiaf (left knee strain) sat out the game and is listed as day-to-day. Since this is a re-injury situation, he may need to take a few extra days just to make sure he is properly healed."

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    Default Ronny's stats in Knicks' win over the Nuggets 12/11



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    Default Watching the Heat Vs. the Knicks in NY at 4:00 ESPN

    This should be a fun one to watch this afternoon at 4:00 PM Spokane time.
    Garden gets first taste of LeBron after snub

    LeBron James had his chance to own New York City like Amar’e Stoudemire owns it now. And James chickened out.

    That will be LeBron’s legacy to New Yorkers, even if he wins a couple of titles in the sunny city where New Yorkers retire. Welcome back to New York, LeCon.

    For two years, Chicken A La King James was on the lips and minds of every New York basketball fan and Knicks executive as he approached free agency.

    Not anymore — not with the Knicks on a 13-2 roll, not with Stoudemire the leading candidate for MVP and Raymond Felton on the verge of becoming an All-Star point guard. Not with the Knicks at 16-10 — just 2 1/2 games behind the Heat (19-8), who visit the Garden tonight, with the crowd surely ready to roast this chicken
    “I don’t know what to expect from the fans,” said Stoudemire, who carries his franchise-record nine-game 30-point steak into tonight.

    “I know they’ll be cheering for the Knicks. That’s the most important thing.”

    Stoudemire nearly stunned the Celtics on Wednesday night with a 3-pointer at the buzzer that was a millisecond late and left the Knicks 118-116 losers.

    It was a sensational game, and it ramped up the Knicks’ national buzz. The Knicks have won 13 of their past 15 games.

    “It was electric,” Ronny Turiaf said, “and if [Wednesday] was electric, I can’t wait to see what happens [tonight].”

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/knick...#ixzz18PVQyWXi

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    Default The Magic Want Turiaf

    From magicbasketball.com,
    • Orlando has an interest in acquiring Ronny Turiaf from the New York Knicks. Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post explains the appeal: “Turiaf, seven years Battie’s junior, has more upside. His high energy and boundless enthusiasm make him a fan-favorite wherever he goes, but understand he’s more than simply a hustle player: he’s productive, too, converting 59.3 percent of his extremely limited shot attempts–he only uses 9.7 percent of the Knicks’ possessions when on the court–and blocking a shot every 14.7 minutes. Further, he’s an exceptional passer out of the high post and consistently ranks among the league’s best big men in that area.”

    • Don’t expect the Knicks to trade Turiaf, however.

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    Default Ronny's Knicks diary

    http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.81203...nd-i-1.2558559

    Don't know how often he posts, but this is a lot of fun.

    He had a good game yesterday--season high in rebounds (10) and blocked shots (6).

    Gallinari went down in that game, and Ronny will likely start against the Spurs tomorrow.

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    Default Thread is overdue for another photo!


    New York Knicks' Ronny Turiaf (14) reacts after teammate Amare Stoudemire, right, scored during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in New York. The Knicks won 98-92.


    (...and way overdue for YouTube links, too!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A96HrCRVAsY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYd4ZjcjGjY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsU3sFEZn6s

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    Default More info on Ronny

    Ronny's Tweet:

    http://twitter.com/Ronnyturiaf14

    ronny's Newsday Blog:

    http://www.newsday.com/turiaf-s-turf...orld-1.2594342

    Ronny's website:

    http://www.ronnyturiaf21.org/

    Last night in Phoenix he had four fouls before the end of the first half. He had 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, no blocks. Knicks were plus 11 wile he was in.

    They won 121-96, and he was not in during the second half (that I saw--I dozed off for a while when they were 30 points ahead ).

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    http://espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=310111022

    Might be Ronny's best game of the year so far. Good to see him taking advantage of getting starter's minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northsidezagfan View Post
    http://espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=310111022

    Might be Ronny's best game of the year so far. Good to see him taking advantage of getting starter's minutes.
    Had a double/double. Almost 20 pts, 10-11 boards, at least 2 steals and a couple of blocks. Missed one shot from the floor (8-9 I think), 3-3 from the line. Great performance.

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    Default Ronny starting tonight on ESPN at 5:00 PM PT

    Last edited by ID ZAGFAN; 01-21-2011 at 03:28 PM. Reason: Time zone note

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    Default Ronny's stats 01/21/11

    Ronny had a double/double--10 points 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocked shots in his 27 + minutes:



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    I stumbled across this great photo of Ronny from the Knicks win over the Wizards January 24. Box Score. Ronny had 7 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 blocks in the game.



    Still gorgeous, but I like him better with less beard.

    And an interesting aside from International Business Times ...
    Forbes tabs Knicks as most valuable NBA franchise

    The New York Knicks have not won a championship in nearly 40 years but they are the most valuable team in the National Basketball Association with an estimated worth of $655 million, according to latest Forbes valuations of the NBA's 30 teams.

    The value of the Knicks, who last won an NBA title in 1973, rose 12 percent from last year due to increased ticket sales and sponsorships at its home arena Madison Square Garden.

    The average NBA team is worth $369 million, Forbes said. That was up 1 percent from last year, but below the peak of $379 million seen two years ago.
    And some people think NBA players like Ronny make too much money ... I think Ronny's deal with the Golden State Warriors was for $16 million over 4 years, relatively modest slice of that $655 million, especially for a guy with a limited warranty on his knees ....

    I wonder if he's liking it in NYC, despite the cold weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagNative View Post
    I stumbled across this great photo of Ronny from the Knicks win over the Wizards January 24. Box Score. Ronny had 7 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 blocks in the game.



    Still gorgeous, but I like him better with less beard.

    And an interesting aside from International Business Times ...
    And some people think NBA players like Ronny make too much money ... I think Ronny's deal with the Golden State Warriors was for $16 million over 4 years, relatively modest slice of that $655 million, especially for a guy with a limited warranty on his knees ....

    I wonder if he's liking it in NYC, despite the cold weather.
    http://twitter.com/ronnyturiaf14

    ZN, he tweets with a lot of complaints about the weather, but he does seem to love the team and fans.

    ZaGranny

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    Default Ronny's last two games

    1/24/11 against the Wizards



    1/27/11 against the Heat



    The first game was much better for him--wonder if that is why his minutes were so reduced in the 2nd..

    ZaGranny

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    Default Knicks Pistons Game Stats 1/30/11

    Knicks won 124 to 106

    Both Ronny and Austin's stats are posted here. Neither played many many minutes and the stats are not impressive for either, though Ronny's are better.



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