Timberwolves Sign Ronny Turiaf

July 18 2013 at 4:52pm CST By Alex Lee

JULY 18TH: The Timberwolves have made the signing of Turiaf official (Twitter link).

JULY 11TH: According to agent Mark Bartelstein, Ronny Turiaf has agreed to sign with the Timberwolves, reports David Aldridge of NBA.com (via Twitter).  The deal is worth $3.2MM over two years, tweets RealGM's Shams Charania.  The Wolves will be the seventh team in nine years in the NBA for the 30-year-old Turiaf, who spent the 2012/13 season with the Clippers.  He played 65 games in Los Angeles, averaging 1.9 PPG and 2.3 RPG in 10.8 minutes. 

Per Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune, Bartelstein said that team president Flip Saunders was pivotal in recruiting Turiaf to Minnesota.  Bartelstein added that Turiaf sees himself playing a Brad Miller-like role in head coach Rick Adelman's system, and the Gonzaga product expects to compete for minutes right away (Twitter links).  Given all the injury problems they had last year, Turiaf should at least provide some much-needed depth for the Wolves.

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