Heat to Sign Ronny Turiaf


According to Brian Windhorst at ESPN.com, the Miami Heat are set to sign Ronny Turiaf, a 6’10 and pretty tough center who was just traded from the Wizards to the Nuggets, who just waived him.

Anaysis: At first I thought this was a bad idea. I really don’t like the fact that people jump onto a championship contending team, so late into the season, you know? Look at Derek Fisher, he shows he’s washed up as a starting point guard for the Lakers, they trade him and now he’s on the #1 team in the league now. If the Heat win it all, there does not need to be a Derek Fisher in it. I’m very happy the Heat went for size, and I really liked Turiaf in college when he played for Gonzaga. He was a machine! But I think this is a good pickup for the Heat because it’s a guy they can use. Let’s just hope that Spo uses him and let’s him show what he can do.

Turiaf may be able to play Friday, so tune in for his debut. And I had to post a ton of pictures of this guy, just because he is a real character and it would be cool to see that on this team, if he got to play. He’d just be pumped to contribute at all, so let’s see what happens.



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