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Ronny Turiaf says Lakers paid for his heart surgery despite no obligation

NBA veteran Ronny Turiaf is looking for another shot in the NBA after missing most of last season due to a hip injury. But Turiaf is grateful for every opportunity he gets after open-heart surgery for an enlarged aortic valve in 2005 nearly derailed his career. And the Los Angeles Lakers will always hold a special place in Turiaf's life.Turiaf spoke at length about his surgery, his...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves season report card: Ronny Turiaf

  This is the fifth in a 14-part series evaluating each Timberwolves player's performance during the 2013-14 season. It's not easy to wipe the friendly smile off Ronny Turiaf's face. But a season in another new place for the big, boisterous center from the Caribbean had him emitting emotions other than the seemingly inextinguishable enthusiasm with which he's always approached the...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves Wednesday: Turiaf ready for next chapter in bittersweet season

MINNEAPOLIS -- Missing 50 games while his newest team misses the playoffs wasn't exactly what Ronny Turiaf had in mind when he signed with Minnesota last summer. The veteran center was back in uniform Wednesday night against the Grizzlies, dressing for the first time since going down with a right-knee bone bruise Feb. 19. Turiaf missed 31 games earlier this year with a broken bone...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Turiaf working hard to get back on the court

MINNEAPOLIS -- With the Timberwolves' season and chances at the postseason waning, injured Ronny Turiaf has taken his rehab into his own hands. At least a little. "It's not fun to be on the side and not be able to do anything," Turiaf said. "I get miserable. I'm just trying to do whatever I can to back on the court and finish the season strong, because we are at a time where we need...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves center Ronny Turiaf could miss three weeks

The Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Central Division leading Indiana Pacers on Wednesday by the score of 104-91. The win moved the Timberwolves to 26-28, third in the Northwest Division. With the good news of the victory comes bad news about center Ronny Turiaf, who has a bone bruise on his knee and could be out several weeks. The injury hurts the Timberwolves up front...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves C Turiaf out indefinitely with knee bruise

The Minnesota Timberwolves say center Ronny Turiaf is out indefinitely with a bruised right knee. The team says Turiaf had an exam Thursday that revealed the bone bruise. He was hurt in the fourth quarter of the Timberwolves' 104-91 win over Indiana on Wednesday night. The 6-foot-10 center has been starting in place of Nikola Pekovic, who is out with bursitis in his right ankle...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Turiaf returns to Timberwolves

After missing 31 games, Ronny Turiaf is back in the Timberwolves' rotation. The team activated its veteran reserve center for Monday night's game at Philadelphia more than two months after he suffered a radial head fracture in his left elbow in the second game of the season. On Nov. 1, Turiaf collided with Oklahoma City big man Nick Collison and hit the floor hard. An MRI revealed...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Ronny Turiaf participates in scrimmage

 The Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday by the score of 100-98. The loss dropped them a game below .500 at 15-16, third in the Northwest Division. The Timberwolves have played all but two games this season without the services of veteran center Ronny Turiaf. But there is a bit of good news on his status.The Official Timberwolves PR Twitter Feed reported...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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