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Wolves player profile: Ronny Turiaf

  This is the second part of a 15-part series running Tuesdays and Fridays profiling each Minnesota Timberwolves player leading up to the start of the NBA season. In desperate need of some semblance of rim protection, Flip Saunders signed energetic, jovial veteran big man Ronny Turiaf to be a shot blocker and vocal talker. It's what the 31-year-old Martinique native has been...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Wolves center Turiaf is a rookie again as summer intern

When Ronny Turiaf left Gonzaga University for Los Angeles and the NBA nearly a decade ago, he learned to live a professional’s life from Lakers veterans Aaron McKie, Kwame Brown, Lamar Odom and a guy named Kobe Bryant. Plenty of it was tough love. “They showed me how,” Turiaf says now. “Did they ever.” Nine years later, he is back learning all over again, this time in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewer, Turiaf to join Wolves' fan-friendly 2014 Summer Caravan

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Timberwolves' annual offseason fan-outreach sojourn, despite a topsy-turvy offseason for the franchise, is sure to elicit some laughter. Perhaps the club's two most boisterous personalities, Corey Brewer and Ronny Turiaf, will be on hand for Minnesota's 2014 Summer Caravan, the team announced Monday. This year's caravan will make stops Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports North
July 28, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports North
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ronny Turiaf Videobombs Kevin Love By Smothering Him?? (Video)

Ronny Turiaf decided to videobomb teammate Kevin Love after the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. The big rule Turiaf broke here (besides the head attack) was the yelling. You have to be a quiet annoyance with these things. What he should’ve done was creep up from behind, toss the towel over Love’s head and slowly backed away. There’s really an...
Via Basketball Bicker
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ronny Turiaf isn't subtle with videobombs, just ask Kevin Love

The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night to give them a .500 winning percentage. Ronny Turiaf was rather excited and photobombed Kevin Love during his postgame interview. Only problem is that he basically assaulted him with a towel. Let’s hope Love’s sprained neck heals before his next game. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love’s postgame interview gets videobombed by Ronny Turiaf

Earlier tonight, we featured a video of Chris Bosh’s daughter doing a videobomb of her father’s post game interview but that wasn’t the only video of the night. After notching a triple-double against the Memphis Grizzlies, Kevin Love was doing a postgame interview when teammate Ronny Turiaf decided to videobomb with a towel: Classic Turiaf! *** Turiaf video bomb of Kevin Love...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
April 02, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via Fox Sports North
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Turiaf Out Indefinitely With Bone Bruise In Knee

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that Ronny Turiaf underwent an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image) this morning at TRIA Orthopedics in Bloomington, Minn. that revealed a right knee bone bruise. He will be sidelined indefinitely. The injury happened at the 7:15 mark of the fourth quarter of last night's 104-91 win over the Indiana Pacers.
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul George Throws Down Poster Dunk On Ronny Turiaf That Doesn’t Count

Paul George throws down the monster poster dunk on Ronny Turiaf Wednesday night, only problem is it came after the whistle and didn’t count. The post Paul George Throws Down Poster Dunk On Ronny Turiaf That Doesn’t Count appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves need Turiaf, Dieng to step up in Pekovic's absence

MINNEAPOLIS -- The always boisterous Ronny Turiaf grinned his way through reporters' questions following the Timberwolves' morning shootaround Wednesday. Behind him, Gorgui Dieng kept his lips tight, his eyes focused as he worked on a series of mid-range jumpers. "I know for a fact that my main man over here is waiting for that opportunity," Turiaf said, motioning...
Via Fox Sports North
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves' reserves fuel road win against Chicago

Ronny Turiaf and Chase Budinger returned to action about three weeks ago. But the pair of Timberwolves reserves were back in the biggest way yet Tuesday night at Chicago's United Center. In a 95-86 victory over the Bulls, both previously injured players vindicated notions their returns would enhance Minnesota's depth. Turiaf filled in for a sidelined Nikola Pekovic to notch...
Via Fox Sports North
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves Wednesday: Turiaf thrilled to be back

MINNEAPOLIS -- The appreciation and candor continue to ooze forth from Ronny Turiaf's candid persona. The backup Timberwolves center, who spent more than two frustrating months trying to come back from an elbow injury that kept him out of 31 games, returned to the lineup Monday against Philadelphia. Preparing for his second contest since then Wednesday, he couldn't have been...
Via Fox Sports North
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Turiaf's return could re-energize Wolves' bench

Timberwolves backup center Ronny Turiaf returned to action Monday in Philadelphia after more than two months away and contributed nine rebounds, rim protection and a share-the-ball mentality on a night when he attempted only one shot but supplied all those aforementioned things and something more: Perhaps a little bit of soul for a second unit in need of help. The Wolves reserves...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Turiaf boosts Wolves' bench in return to lineup

As one of the Timberwolves' season-high 16 3-pointers -- this one from Kevin Love in the second quarter's closing seconds -- fell through, Ronny Turiaf hopped up from his seat and performed that familiar, patented sideline dance of his. The backup center's smile displayed more than just excitement at a large second-frame advantage he and the second unit helped create...
Via Fox Sports North
January 06, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Budinger, Turiaf move closer to return for Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- For the Minnesota Timberwolves, help is on the way. Rick Adelman's not sure when it will be here. Could be tonight, could be next week. But before too long, the coach says, injured Chase Budinger and Ronny Turiaf will be back in the mix. They can't come quickly enough. "Those two guys will really help us with our rotation and off the bench and everything...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Timberwolves’ Ronny Turiaf out with fractured elbow

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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronny Turiaf has fractured elbow

Minnesota Timberwolves center Ronny Turiaf is out indefinitely with a fractured right elbow. Turiaf was injured Friday night in Minnesota's victory over Oklahoma City when he took a nasty spill after getting tangled up with Nick Collison. The Wolves initially called it a contusion. But an MRI on Saturday revealed the fracture. Turiaf will not need surgery. But the team says...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronny Turiaf out indefinitely with elbow fracture

MINNEAPOLIS -- Usually-jovial Ronny Turiaf left practice looking a little gloomy Saturday afternoon, his right arm in a sling and tucked inside his Timberwolves hooded sweatshirt. The reserve center suffered a radial head fracture in his right elbow Friday during Minnesota's victory over Oklahoma City and is out until further notice. An MRI performed Saturday morning revealed...
Via Fox Sports North
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronny Turiaf out indefinitely with elbow fracture

MINNEAPOLIS -- Usually-jovial Ronny Turiaf left practice looking a little gloomy Saturday afternoon, his right arm in a sling and tucked inside his Timberwolves hooded sweatshirt. The reserve center suffered a radial head fracture in his right elbow Friday during Minnesota's victory over Oklahoma City and is out until further notice. An MRI performed Saturday morning revealed...
Via Fox Sports North
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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