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MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Heat have signed veteran center Ronny Turiaf, who has missed much of this season with a broken left hand.
Turiaf and the Heat completed a deal on Wednesday. He will likely practice with his team for the first time on Thursday and could debut as early as Friday when Miami plays at Detroit.
The Heat have been looking for inside help for several weeks, and had an open roster spot to accommodate the move. Turiaf played in only four games earlier this season for Washington, the last of those appearances coming Jan. 1. He was traded to Denver earlier this month and waived.
The 6-foot-10 Turiaf has averaged 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State, New York and the Wizards.
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At least the newest Miami Heat reserve center wont have to enroll with Jenny Craig.
The Heat have had Dexter Pittman and Eddy Curry, whose seasons have included as much time shedding pounds as working on their games. But Ronny Turiaf, who signed with the Heat after clearing waivers Wednesday, is a 6-foot-10, 250-pound guy who has had no weight problems and is a consummate professional...
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Speculation has already started that it is very likely the Miami Heat will be very aggressive in its pursuit of the Celtics guard.
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The Miami Heat have signed free agent center Ronny Turiaf.
The Denver Nuggets waived Ronny Turiaf as part of the trade that sent Nene to the Wizards in return for Turiaf and JaVale McGee. Now it looks as if Turiaf is set to join the Miami Heat. Turiaf only played in four games with the Wizards this season as he suffered a broken hand. Turiaf [...]
LeBron James looked like a real tough guy last night in the Heat's win over the Suns. Sort of. He collided with Grant Hill when both were going for a loose ball and took a shoulder in the head for his efforts. He supposedly was shaken up, but stayed in the game after some well rehearsed theatrics (such as laying prone on the floor.) Earlier in the game, he took a hard foul and...
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Here's an update on the Celtics pursuit of a power forward/center. Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld throws Josh Powell's name into the mix:
The Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns are among the teams expressing interest in unrestricted free agent Josh Powell, according to sources close to the situation. The 29-year-old signed in China during the lockout, but now he’s back in...
By Chris Tomasson
MIAMI - When LeBron James was growing up and Grant Hill played at Duke, James wasn't a fan.
"No one liked Duke," James said.
But after Hill entered the NBA in 1994 and joined the Detroit Pistons, it became much cooler in his Akron, Ohio, neighborhood to dig him. And James went all out.
"I had his shoes when I was younger...
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Two of the Celtics targets, Ronny Turiaf (Miami) and JJ Hickson (Blazers) are off the market. Boris Diaw (not that we really want him) has the Spurs and Suns at the top of his list.
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