HoopsHype Ronny Turiaf rumors

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Chris Paul referred to him as “my guy” during Friday’s Media day session. And Jordan’s new teammate and seven-year NBA veteran Ronny Turiaf said, “Working with him [Jordan] and talking to him, you can tell that he has the ‘it factor’ because he has something special in him.” On the basketball court, there are few big men as athletic, and even fewer as intimidating on the defensive end. He averaged 2.0 blocks per game in his first season as the full-time center last year, including a dynamic eight-block performance on Christmas night against the Warriors. “Dude [Jordan] is a monster, that’s all I’ve got to say,” Turiaf added. “He’s very athletic, he runs very fast. He’s a great rebounder, a great defender. To me, and I know I’m going out on a limb, but he reminds me a lot of the Bill Russell type of player that blocks shots with his left hand and can impact a game so much on both ends of the court.” NBA.com

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The Wolves have reached tentative agreements with former Portland all-star Brandon Roy and Alexey Shved of Russia but have yet to sign the shooting guards. Los Angeles Lakers power forward Jordan Hill and Boston center Greg Stiemsma also have had talks with the Wolves. Other free agents the Wolves are considering include forwards Ronny Turiaf of Miami, Dominic McGuire of Golden State and Carl Landry of New Orleans and shooting guard Ronnie Brewer, released by Chicago. St. Paul Pioneer Press

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Agent Mark Bartelstein said Wednesday that backup center Ronny Turiaf will wait until his Saturday deadline to decide on his $1.2 million Heat option clause for 2012-13. That could impact the Heat's decision with backup center Dexter Pittman, with the Heat having until Saturday to decide whether to guaranteed Pittman's 2012-13 salary. Sulia

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