Timberwolves Sign Free-Agent Center Turiaf

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Timberwolves Sign Free-Agent Center Turiaf

July 18, 2013 Updated Jul 18, 2013 at 5:09 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Minnesota Timberwolves signed free-agent center Ronny Turiaf, the team announced on Thursday but didn't discuss the terms of the contract due to team policy.

Last season, the 6-foot-10 center averaged 1.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 10.5 minutes in 65 games for the Los Angeles Clippers.

"We're excited to welcome Ronny to our team," said Flip Saunders, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "Ronny is a physical, aggessive defender and a good passer. He's a solid pro who will help us with his experience and veteran leadership."

The 30-year-old is a native of France and played collegiately at Gonzaga. He was drafted in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft and has spent time with the Lakers, Warriors, Knicks, Nuggets, and the Heat.

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