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Nyc4You
03-21-2012, 01:29 PM
Sources: Ronny Turiaf, Miami Heat close to terms

By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo!

Free agent Ronny Turiaf is finalizing an agreement with the Miami Heat, league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday.

Turiaf, a 6-foot-10 forward, gives the Heat a strong rebounding and defensive presence as they fortify themselves for a title run. For the Heat, Turiaf gives them another tough, experienced veteran to defend the Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The deal will be announced later Wednesday, league sources said.

Turiaf averaged four points and three rebounds in 64 games for the New York Knicks a season ago.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-wojnarowski_ronny_turiaf_miami_heat_032112

Great energy guy coming off the bench. Loved him when he was with the knicks. :sigh: How dare he join the dark side

Iodine
03-21-2012, 01:32 PM
I have always loved him. I don't care that he is a fringe NBA player who is god awful to look at, he is just so funny to watch

King41
03-21-2012, 01:32 PM
he is a good player so nice move by the heat
i like him, he plays with so much energy nice to see

Raph12
03-21-2012, 01:32 PM
Joel Anthony 2.0.

MrfadeawayJB
03-21-2012, 01:35 PM
Very good move for the Heat. If they dont win a championship this year they never will

Crackadalic
03-21-2012, 01:35 PM
Nice pickup

Becks2307
03-21-2012, 01:35 PM
that is a DAMN good signing..

nice job Miami, loved this guy with the Knicks, he was just injured a lot.
He should do well in limited minutes, not to mention he may be the best locker room guy in the league.

BleedingGreen9
03-21-2012, 01:37 PM
Damn

thekmp211
03-21-2012, 01:39 PM
I have always loved him. I don't care that he is a fringe NBA player who is god awful to look at, he is just so funny to watch

he also had open heart surgery his rookie (?) year and came back to be a pro athlete. these are the reasons i enjoy ronny turiaf. he might make a play or two on defense before its all said and done.

Sadds The Gr8
03-21-2012, 01:41 PM
not really THAT great of a pickup. he's barely even played this year...

NYY 26 to 7
03-21-2012, 01:43 PM
Damn Rony why? This is a good move for the Heat. Real good.

Hester23Jordan
03-21-2012, 01:43 PM
I hate when writers call a player a forward. Turiaf plays power forward and center. Someone like Josh Smith is a forward.

Now that I got that off my chest, good pickup by the Heat. Should improve their center position.

YoungOne
03-21-2012, 01:43 PM
no surprise, he will help that center position, not difficult though..

Valkyrie
03-21-2012, 01:45 PM
Dynasty.

GiantsSwaGG
03-21-2012, 01:46 PM
Make sure you guys play him 2 minutes a game so he doesn't get hurt!

Da Knicks
03-21-2012, 01:48 PM
very solid pick up by the heat!

ChitownSports16
03-21-2012, 01:49 PM
good energy guy but really not any better then Joel...

Chacarron
03-21-2012, 01:52 PM
Solid signing.

Vincent
03-21-2012, 01:52 PM
It's a very good fit for him.

Dunno if he'll really see much time on the court, but it's a good fit. Strong possibility that he'll be the second center off the bench.

Iodine
03-21-2012, 01:55 PM
he also had open heart surgery his rookie (?) year and came back to be a pro athlete. these are the reasons i enjoy ronny turiaf. he might make a play or two on defense before its all said and done.

Yeah rookie season. Same Surgery Etan THomas got

NoahH
03-21-2012, 01:56 PM
YES!!!! I love Ronny Turiaf!!!!

NYKnickFanatic
03-21-2012, 01:56 PM
Wow great signing for them. Great energy guy. Will fit perfectly, hopefully he doesnt get hurt.

Swashcuff
03-21-2012, 01:58 PM
Really would have liked a guy like Turiaf coming off the 76ers bench down the stretch. Solid low cost decent upside pick up for the Heat.

PhenomUk
03-21-2012, 01:59 PM
Good energy guy, emotional and goofy.
Good for short spurt energy boosting moments in the game when the team needs a spark.

Over-dramatic at times.

GO KNICKS

Hopefully for the Heat he'll play good and the team won't

smith&wesson
03-21-2012, 01:59 PM
Turiaf is a goon. nice pick up for the heat.

therealwd27
03-21-2012, 02:04 PM
This made my day lol!!! HOOOORAHHHHHH

justinnum1
03-21-2012, 02:11 PM
Not bad. Better than pittman and curry and thats all that matters.

SteBO
03-21-2012, 02:11 PM
Nice pickup indeed. We needed somebody, for Curry and Pittman are as useful as a 1 centimeter rope as your life dangles from 5 story building.

NoahH
03-21-2012, 02:14 PM
Nice pickup indeed. We needed somebody, for Curry and Pittman are as useful as a 1 centimeter rope as your life dangles from 5 story building.

Nice analogy lol

MTL_123
03-21-2012, 02:18 PM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We finally have a center that can grab not 1 not 2 not 3 not 4 not 5 but maybe 6 reb WOW

LTBaByyy
03-21-2012, 02:21 PM
Great signing! Turiaf > Pittman + Curry together

Cole
Miller/Jones
Battier
Haslem
Turiaf

Is a damn good bench, that line up can beat the Bobcats and Hornets

CHANGO
03-21-2012, 02:26 PM
**** yeah!! He's not the missing piece but he's very good. 100000000000 better than Curry and Pitt. He brings energy all the time, he plays with heart and hustle, love this.

Just sign another big Riley, just for insurance... Maybe Hollins? :pray:

mjt20mik
03-21-2012, 02:26 PM
Solid pickup.

PlezPlayDKnicks
03-21-2012, 02:30 PM
��.. Solid signing for sure

LTBaByyy
03-21-2012, 02:30 PM
If the Heat don't win this year then they should just give up lol

D-Leethal
03-21-2012, 02:30 PM
Good pickup for the Heat. Even if he doesn't play hes worth it for his bench shenanigans and facial expressions. He has some glass knees and sits a lot because of that but when he plays hes a difference maker especially for a team that doesn't need much besides energy from the position. He also finishes suprisingly well around the basket.

CHANGO
03-21-2012, 02:33 PM
@tomhaberstroh
Ronny Turiaf last season: 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per 36 mins. Joel Anthony? 6.5 rebs and 2.3 blocks per 36 mins. 19 minutes ago

Weird. Everything was predestined.

@tomhaberstroh
Ronny Turiaf last season: 8.4 points and 2.9 assists per 36 mins. Joel Anthony? 3.8 points and 0.6 assists per 36 mins. 13 minutes ago

Well, this one is VERY different lmao!

Shmontaine
03-21-2012, 02:40 PM
Great signing! Turiaf > Pittman + Curry together

Cole
Miller/Jones
Battier
Haslem
Turiaf

Is a damn good bench, that line up can beat the Bobcats and Hornets

http://www.hoopsstats.com/basketball/fantasy/nba/teamstats/12/7/diffeff/1-1

heat bench is ranked #20 in the league... damn good isn't exactly what i would call their bench... and beating the bobcats isn't really that hard these days... i don't think they would beat the hornets, but that's just me... it was a pickup, a body... he wasn't a game changer in LA, GS, or NY, and won't be one in Miami... i think it's just insurance...

marj987
03-21-2012, 02:42 PM
To do what?

Jint.
03-21-2012, 02:42 PM
I hate it.. but its a good move for Miami

justinnum1
03-21-2012, 02:52 PM
http://www.hoopsstats.com/basketball/fantasy/nba/teamstats/12/7/diffeff/1-1

heat bench is ranked #20 in the league... damn good isn't exactly what i would call their bench... and beating the bobcats isn't really that hard these days... i don't think they would beat the hornets, but that's just me... it was a pickup, a body... he wasn't a game changer in LA, GS, or NY, and won't be one in Miami... i think it's just insurance...

He doesnt need to be a game changer, he just needs to do a better job than curry and pittman and thats not hard at all

Teeboy1487
03-21-2012, 03:02 PM
If he can't do anything else, he can cheer on the bench. Miss him as a Laker. He will block shots, rebound, defend and occasionally hit a mid range shot, but it's rare. He plays with so much heart. He is better than Joel Anthony imo. Good pickup by the Heat.

justinnum1
03-21-2012, 03:08 PM
If he can't do anything else, he can cheer on the bench. Miss him as a Laker. He will block shots, rebound, defend and occasionally hit a mid range shot, but it's rare. He plays with so much heart. He is better than Joel Anthony imo. Good pickup by the Heat.

Joel is great against some teams and useless vs others.

Just take philly for example. Joel gives philly all kinds of problems, but vs the magic, he's pretty useless.

emman03
03-21-2012, 03:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfP1XHeyu2k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDtcDZOJmlc

welcome to block party... big body and the foot speed I'm inlove with this fcking turiaf he better to start joel anthony is a great back up energy guy in bench like his role when we got J.O. for me turiaf should start...

Squad13
03-21-2012, 03:23 PM
:cry: I love you Turiaf. Now I must root against you.:cry:

TheWhiteMamba
03-21-2012, 03:23 PM
Nice pickup for Miami.

northsider
03-21-2012, 03:25 PM
Not bad at all for Miami depth is always a good thing.

Punk
03-21-2012, 03:33 PM
I wanted him back with us but I'm just happy he's on a winning team, I felt bad when we traded him to Washington. His effort will be appreciated in Miami.

omdigga
03-21-2012, 03:44 PM
i luv turiaf.. why did he have to turn to the dark side.. if he stays healthy.. solid player and great teammate.. good pick up for the heat.

NY Drizzy
03-21-2012, 03:46 PM
yea turiaf is good defensively but i wouldn't say this is a huge pick up

gotoHcarolina52
03-21-2012, 03:47 PM
I like the signing. Good thing UD cut his braids, otherwise it would've been difficult to distinguish one from the other.

uprightciti
03-21-2012, 03:55 PM
great signing for heat the softest big man in the game!!!!! put him and eddie curry out there and we have a real BIG 2!!!! LOL the heat are going ****ing lose to the knicks!!!!

AndyfromNeptune
03-21-2012, 04:01 PM
great signing for heat the softest big man in the game!!!!! put him and eddie curry out there and we have a real BIG 2!!!! LOL the heat are going ****ing lose to the knicks!!!!

On behalf of Knicks nation, why would you say this?

How is Turiaf soft? He was a great shot blocker and a great low post defender.

I respect him a lot and value the contributions he made to our knicks team last year. No need to bash him.

AndyfromNeptune
03-21-2012, 04:02 PM
I wonder how Eddy Curry is doing though. Is he still worth a roster spot on that Miami Heat team? Has he gotten any significant minutes?

uprightciti
03-21-2012, 04:16 PM
I wonder how Eddy Curry is doing though. Is he still worth a roster spot on that Miami Heat team? Has he gotten any significant minutes?

I will bash him because he is soft and injury prone i loved his energy but his effort was horrible 50% of the time

h2r09
03-21-2012, 04:16 PM
I wonder how Eddy Curry is doing though. Is he still worth a roster spot on that Miami Heat team? Has he gotten any significant minutes?

he is horrible. good guy and i hope we keep him on the roster to stay in shape and continue to earn a paycheck, because i think he needs it. but he is done. he is bad offensively and is worse then michael beasley defensively.

Big Zo
03-21-2012, 04:21 PM
I will bash him because he is soft and injury prone i loved his energy but his effort was horrible 50% of the time

You like his energy but not his effort? That doesn't make sense.

KB-Pau-DH2012
03-21-2012, 04:24 PM
He'll always be best known for his time as a Laker. I just wish we could have kept him someway.

uprightciti
03-21-2012, 04:37 PM
You like his energy but not his effort? That doesn't make sense.

energy = getting pumped

effort = actually doing something productive

SaimuKala
03-21-2012, 04:38 PM
He hasn't played much this year but thats not a bad pickup for miami

KB-Pau-DH2012
03-21-2012, 04:41 PM
energy = getting pumped

effort = actually doing something productive

You're getting the words 'effort' and 'effective' mixed up.

RC3
03-21-2012, 04:46 PM
solid player but can do some strange **** and can be injury prone.

LongIslandIcedZ
03-21-2012, 04:47 PM
Solid move for Miami. I dont think I'd go any further than that.

KnicksR4Real
03-21-2012, 04:57 PM
great move

Kashmir13579
03-21-2012, 05:03 PM
He can give solid effort in limited minutes if he's physically able.

The question isn't "is he injured?", the question is "how injured is he?" The dude is always ****ing injured and banged up.

If he's healthy, as crazy as this sounds, he might put Miami over the top as to having legitimate talent covered at all 5 positions. He's not a skilled defender, but he's definitely a hustle defender with a big body.

He's also a decent finisher under the hoop and gets to the line. He'll get limited use on offense, obviously, but he's a viable option for Lebron/Wade to pass to when double-teamed. Honestly, he should've shot the ball more in NY, too unselfish and we could've used his high% scoring. That isn't the case with Miami so it won't be a problem. Spoelstra will use him to his potential if he can stay on the court more than 5 minutes.

justinnum1
03-21-2012, 05:09 PM
good move, consider who out current backups are...yea.

Cfrey
03-21-2012, 05:12 PM
i love turiaf.. gonna be happy he can get a ring

Ethix11
03-21-2012, 05:22 PM
I saw this coming for years. That's the problem.

IBleedPurple
03-21-2012, 05:24 PM
Eh, decent signing.....but always wished the best for the guy

h2r09
03-21-2012, 06:03 PM
like it, but he hasn't played since new years day. if he is in shape and healthy, great, but he isn't yet and there is a month to the playoffs and the heat value conditioning a lot more than some other teams.

AI
03-21-2012, 06:49 PM
Great addition for the Heat, solid role player.

ryang
03-21-2012, 07:19 PM
I will bash him because he is soft and injury prone i loved his energy but his effort was horrible 50% of the time

Just like mello:eyebrow: oh and lose to the knicks:facepalm: howd that work out last time we met?? dont get juiced up cause u can beat the pacers and raptors..:moon:

beasted86
03-21-2012, 07:28 PM
NO MORE PLAY TIME FOR PITTMAN AND CURRY!!!!!!!

:clap: :hi5: :cheers: :rock: :up: :nod: :dance2: :phew:

Woo hoo!

Raps08-09 Champ
03-21-2012, 07:42 PM
Now they have 2 Joel Anthony-esque players on the team.

Joel Anthony and Ronny Turiaf.

CHANGO
03-21-2012, 07:52 PM
Welcome Ronny! :clap:

dodie53
03-21-2012, 11:04 PM
good pick up

theheatles
03-21-2012, 11:11 PM
I'm happy with this, front court depth was absolutely needed

AddiX
03-22-2012, 12:44 AM
Perfect pickup for the heat, I loved him while he was in ny. He's going to contribute a lot more than you guys think. He's a leader on defense, athletic, great locker room guy, he will out it all on the line, I expect him to go hard come playoffs.

Avenged
03-22-2012, 12:48 AM
Nice pickup indeed. We needed somebody, for Curry and Pittman are as useful as a 1 centimeter rope as your life dangles from 5 story building.

Aha! I remember you guys were very high on Curry.. :no:

UPRock
03-22-2012, 12:52 AM
I really really like him.

gwrighter
03-22-2012, 10:19 AM
Finally a decent C for the heat. He'll play his part well, A hell of an upgrade over Anthony @ C. At least on the offensive side.

Law25
03-22-2012, 11:00 AM
Love and miss Turiaf in a Lakers uni. I wander why the Lakers didnt go after him, I think he alone could have saved us from our three loses at home and our recent lost to Houston. We lost on a Rose floater at home against Pau. I could imagine Turiaf chasing that down and changing that shot. Against the Pacers and the Rockets and Utah we had double digit leads in the fourth under five minutes before they made a run. With Turiafs shot blocking, ability to make players second guess, and decent midrange jumper I think we keep those leads. Again why didnt managment go after him :facepalm: Great signing by the Heat.

daleja424
03-22-2012, 11:56 AM
from what I am hearing from LA and NY fans about Turiaf... I am pretty excited to see him play for Miami. Sounds like he is very much a guy that does a lot more than shows up on the boxscore (Like Haslem and Battier)...and the HEAT love that kind of player.

lavilevi23
03-22-2012, 01:00 PM
Awesome signing for the HEAT!!!! I like that dude :)

NYtilIdie
03-22-2012, 01:19 PM
Honestly, I don't expect him to make it to the playoffs, guy is made of glass.

uprightciti
03-22-2012, 01:38 PM
finally a decent c for the heat. He'll play his part well, a hell of an upgrade over anthony @ c. At least on the offensive side.

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uprightciti
03-22-2012, 01:39 PM
the dude wont get any burn he is glass
and he has not played all year he is stiff and out of his game

lol

justinnum1
03-22-2012, 01:52 PM
He had hand surgery in january...

M.Bibby2.0
03-22-2012, 02:08 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-wojnarowski_ronny_turiaf_miami_heat_032112

Great energy guy coming off the bench. Loved him when he was with the knicks. :sigh: How dare he join the dark side

lol i need a link for your sig please

blastmasta26
03-22-2012, 02:12 PM
A little injury and foul prone, but a good signing nonetheless. Athletic enough to play with a team like Miami, and a solid defender. Not a great rebounder, but Miami does their rebounding on a positional basis anyway. He'll be a nice backup when healthy, and Miami did a good job improving on their primary weakness IMO.