Found October 21, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS -- Outgoing, free-spirited and affable, Ronny Turiaf might be the easiest guy to get along with in a locker room full of friendly faces. But the 30-year-old Timberwolves center admits he feels just a little isolated at times while transitioning into yet another new habitat. "I think I've adapted pretty well," Turiaf said. But, he added, "I'm like the lone fish in the water by himself sometimes." The Twin Cities are the sixth locale Turiaf has called home in the past five years. Their harsh winters and distinct identity stand in stark contrast to the coastal towns in which he's spent most of his career. Miami and Los Angeles are far more similar to his native land of Martinique, especially this time of year in the upper Midwest. Turiaf shares his plight with every professional sports journeyman. Even on among his latest coworkers, he's not alone in this unfamiliar environment. Including Turiaf, eight players on Minnesota's training-...
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