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MINNEAPOLIS -- One was on the way out. One was on the way in.
Before crisis intimately intertwined the lives of Fred Hoiberg and Ronny Turiaf, the pair had little in common, save for the game they played.
Turiaf grew up on a scenic island under French jurisdiction, his childhood feet accustomed to the soothing sensation of walking along a Carribean beach. If Hoiberg played in any sand growing up, it was at an Ames, Iowa playground; row upon row of corn and soybeans were the closest thing to an ocean he could view from his boyhood home.
Hoiberg moved five blocks to pursue his college basketball aspirations. Turiaf immigrated 745,645 miles to chase his. A clean-cut, stoic shooting guard, Hoiberg earned the nickname "The Mayor" for his quiet, almost diplomatic dissection of the old Big Eight. Turiaf, well, does a corn-row-and-beard-sporting, sideline-jigging, gregarious bear of a big man even need a substitute moniker?
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have finalized their deal with free-agent center Ronny Turiaf, the team announced Thursday.
Turiaf's agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed Turiaf's contract is worth 3.2 million over the next two seasons. An eight-year veteran joining his seventh franchise, Turiaf comes from the Los Angeles Clippers as an unrestricted free agent.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ronny Turiaf's northern connections run deeper than meets the eye.
Judging by the passion in his voice while speaking with reporters Thursday night, a whole heck of a lot deeper.
"I'm so excited about it," the eight-year, bench-presence veteran said of signing with the Timberwolves, "I feel like I'm a rookie all over again."
The Minnesota Timberwolves have offered restricted free agent center Nikola Pekovic a 4 year, $50M contract extension. With no teams making him any better offers, many are wondering why Nikola Pekovic hasn’t already agreed to re-sign with the Timberwolves with such a big contract offer on the table. Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune has put forth an interesting explanation...
The Timberwolves added more than a backup center when they signed Ronny Turiaf.
They acquired an upbeat man who played briefly under Flip Saunders for the Washington Wizards two seasons ago, required heart surgery before he came into the NBA, won an NBA championship as a member of the Miami Heat and cannot wait to begin what he says will be the second half of his NBA career in Minnesota...
Glen Taylor expects the Minnesota Timberwolves to reach a free agent agreement with Nikola Pekovic.
The Timberwolves made Pekovic an offer -- believed to be a four-year deal worth as much as $50 million -- and Taylor said Pekovic's camp made a counterproposal."My sense is, I think we both know he's going to be playing for our team next year," Taylor said. "...
The NBA Summer League offers a minimal sample size, but the Timberwolves still might not have to look far to fill their final roster spot.
Assuming restricted free-agent center Nikola Pekovic re-signs in the coming days, 14 of 15 positions are already accounted for. The final slot could be filled through another free-agent signing for a minimum salary, or perhaps via a trade.
It looks as if the Timberwolves might have gotten a bit of a break in their attempt to re-sign Nikola Pekovic. Surprisingly, the restricted free-agent center has not received a competing offer sheet from any other team, thus reducing his contract leverage.
Teams that reportedly were interested in acquiring unrestricted free-agent center Dwight Howard, who recently signed with Houston...
LAS VEGAS – Kurt Rambis is expected to finalize a deal on Thursday to return to the Los Angeles Lakers as assistant coach, a league source told RealGM.
Rambis’ contract will run in correlation to Mike D’Antoni’s deal, which has two more seasons. Rambis has been around the Lakers’ summer league team over the past week, watching their entire win over the Milwaukee Bucks on...
Our old favorite, Rob Hummel, is continuing to push towards the dream of playing the NBA. He's currently on the Minnesota Timberwolves roster after being drafted by that franchise very late in last year's NBA Draft. Rob (who, now that I think about it, never really had any kind of nickname, did he?) played last season in Spain and averages 11 points a game.
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The NBA D-League Select defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves by a final score of 83-75 in Summer League play on Thursday.
Brian Butch led the D-League with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Ron Howard added 14 points with 12 of those points coming at the line.
Shabazz Muhammad had just six points on 2-for-8 shooting.
The Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Portland Trail Blazers by a final score of 72-66 in Summer League play on Friday.
Lorenzo Brown led the Wolves with 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Shabazz Muhammad had six points on 2-for-8 shooting.
Terrel Harris had a game-high 25 points for the Blazers.