The Minnesota Timberwolves were plagued with injury problems to core players all last season. While the star players are currently healthy, a key reserve was lost with an injury that should keep him out for a significant period of time.
As reported by Brett Pollakoff of NBCSports.com, Ronny Turiaf, who was signed during the summer for depth in the front court, landed hard on his elbow after playing only three minutes. An MRI revealed that his elbow is fractured.
The is no timetable for his return and although Turiaff isn’t a big name, statistical giant, he’s certainly a competent big man off the bench who can supply some energy and enthusiasm. His presence is generally more of a help than a hindrance. In his absences, Gorgui Deng and Derrick Williams will likely see more playing time. Both men need to step up an provide quality minutes.
Turiaff averaged 11 minutes per game in 65 games last season with the Los Angeles Clippers. A career back up, Turiaff has averaged 4.7 points an...