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Ronny Turiaf agrees to two-year deal with the Timberwolves

Jul 11, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT

Ed Davis, Darrell Arthur, Ronny Turiaf AP

Ronny Turiaf has agreed to a two-year deal to join the Minnesota Timberwolves, his agent Mark Bartelstein announced in a blast to several media outlets, including the Minnesota StarTribune.

It’s a two-year contract worth $3.2 million that will see Turiaf added as big man insurance to a roster that already includes Gorgui Dieng and Chris Johnson at center, along with Kevin Love, Derrick Williams and Dante Cunningham at power forward. Nikola Pekovic is a restricted free agent, but most expect him to re-sign, as well.

Turiaf has played eight years in the NBA, most recently for the L.A. Clippers. He averaged just 1.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 10.8 minutes per game last season, and was mainly on the court as a defensive and rebounding presence while the starters got their rest.

The signing comes on the heels of Andrei Kirilenko agreeing to join the Brooklyn Nets for two years at $3.1 million per season, after opting out of the final year of his deal that would have paid him $10.2 million to play for Minnesota.

  1. noozehound - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    first off, it’s the MINNEAPOLIS Star Tribune. secondly, Peck has already resigned, do you not pay attention?

    • greatmiamisportsmind - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:07 PM

      Nobody knows that because Minnesota is fly over country.

  2. johnmindiola - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Wow, AK47 must have really wanted out of Minnesota.

  3. ou812ahole - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Wolves fan here. First off, Peck has not already resigned, but apparently has an offer, do you not pay attention??? Secondly, Kirilenko f’d up big time.

  4. brewdogg - Jul 12, 2013 at 2:44 AM

    Is anyone else getting worried about finding minutes for all these guys? It almost seems like they are gathering pieces for big trades at this point. They could deal away 3 or 4 of these guys and still have one of the deepest rosters in the league.

  5. redbullenergydrink - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    If AK was actually looking for more money, why did he sign with the Nets? They’re only paying him a fraction of what the Wolves were going to.

  6. pl4tinum514 - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    because he stupid russian. too much smirnoff

  7. thirdistheworrd - Jul 12, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    After which, Turiaf received a call from his mother, nagging him about how he wasn’t getting any younger, and it was about time for him to find a nice team, settle down, and start a family.

    Seriously though, this is his seventh team. At this point, if I was Turiaf, my goal would be to be the first player in NBA history to play for every team in the league.

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