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Report: Ronny Turiaf could be headed to Minnesota, too.

Jul 11, 2013, 3:11 PM EST

Ronny Turiaf,  Matt Barnes AP

Does it seem to anyone else like Minnesota is signing every available free agent the last 48 hours?

Veteran big man Ronny Turiaf could be part of that mix, reports Marc Stein at ESPN. He says the Timberwolves are the “clear frontrunner” to sign Turiaf, certainly for the league minimum.

In his eight NBA seasons Turiaf has been with six teams, most recently the Los Angeles Clippers. He may be best known for wild celebrations on the bench. When he gets on the court he brings energy, he’s a good defender as a shot blocker and against the pick-and-roll, and he’ll go after every loose ball. He’s not exactly an offensive powerhouse but he plays within himself — he doesn’t take bad shots.

Bottom line, he’s a solid backup big and a solid pickup for the Timberwolves, where he can play behind Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic, plus he can mentor future role player Gorgui Deng.

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