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2013-14 SEASON:
His ninth NBA campaign (first with the Wolves) saw a pair of injuries limit him to 31 games (10 starts)... Sidelined for 31 games (Nov. 3-Jan. 4) after sustaining a radial head fracture in his right elbow Nov. 1 vs. Oklahoma City, and missed 19 more (Feb. 22-Mar. 31) due to a bone bruise on his right knee suffered Feb. 19 vs. Indiana... Averaged 4.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg and 1.61 bpg; on a per-48 basis, his 3.96 blocks led all NBA players (min. 500 minutes played)... Shot 59.8% from the floor but just 42.0% from the FT line... Had started 10 straight games before the Feb. 19 injury vs. Indiana, contributing 5.4 ppg and 7.5 rpg in 27.5 mpg in those contests... Hauled in 13 rebounds Feb. 8 vs. Portland, one of five double-digit efforts this year... The five blocks in Atlanta on Feb. 1 equaled a team season best... Scored 14 points (in 32:23) Jan. 27 at Chicago, his high totals since tallying 19 points in 37:36 at Portland on Jan. 11, 2011... Signed as an unrestricted free agent to a two-year contract on July 18; Minnesota is his seventh NBA team.

2012-13 (Los Angeles Clippers): Averaged 1.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.54 blocks in 10.8 minutes over 65 games with the Los Angeles Clippers... Had a season-high 11 points 1/17/13 at Minnesota... Tied his career-high with three steals 11/17/12... Led or tied the team in blocks 10 times and once in rebounding...Missed three games due to a sore left knee.

2011-12 (Washington-Denver-Miami): In 17 games (five starts) played on the season, averaged 3.0 points (.576 FG%, .591 FT%), 4.1 rebounds, 1.00 blocks and 16.4 minutes ... Missed a total of 42 games due to injury, three games as a DNP-CD and one game as a healthy scratch on the inactive list ... • Sat out 34 games (Jan. 2-Mar. 7) with a fractured left hand which occurred vs. Boston on Jan. 1 ... Sat out eight games (Apr. 13-24) with a slight left hamstring strain ... Came off the bench in all four games in which he appeared for the Wizards and averaged 1.5 points (1.000 FG%, .000 FT%), 3.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 14.8 minutes ... Did not appear in a game for the Nuggets after being acquired on Mar. 15 and waived on Mar. 18 and was a health scratch on the inactive list (Mar. 17) in his only game with the franchise ... Started five of the 13 games in which he appeared for the Heat and averaged 3.5 points (.533 FG%, .591 FT%), 4.5 rebounds, 1.08 blocks and 17.0 minutes ... Topped the Heat in rebounds twice, in blocks on five occasions and in steals once ... Led the Miami reserves in scoring once, in rebounds and blocks on five occasions, in steals three times and in assists twice ... PLAYOFFS: In 12 games (seven starts) played for Miami, averaged 1.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 10.1 minutes per game. Helped the Heat to the NBA Championship.

2010-11 (New York): Played 64 games (21 starts) averaging 4.2 points (.632 FG%, .622 FT%), 3.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.14 blocks and 17.8 minutes ... Missed 17 games due to injury and was a DNP-CD once (Apr. 3) ... Ranked second on the Knicks in total blocks and third in blocks per game ... Set a single-season career high in field goal percentage ... Scored in double-figures six times and grabbed double-figure rebounds on three occasions ... 1/2/11 vs. Indiana, tied his career high and the Knicks' single-game high for 2010-11 with six blocks ... PLAYOFFS: In four playoff games (four starts), averaged 5.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 18.8 minutes per contest.

2009-10 (Golden State): Averaged 4.9 points (.582 FG%, .474 FT%), 4.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.29 blocks and 20.8 minutes in 42 games (20 starts) ... Missed a total of 23 games due to a left knee sprain (12 from Nov. 4-25 and 11 from Dec. 3-23) and another nine (Mar. 8- 24) with a sore left knee ... Sat out three games (Feb. 21, Mar. 31, Apr. 6) with the flu ... Led the Warriors in total blocks and blocks per game ... Scored in double figures seven times and grabbed double-figure rebounds once.

2008-09 (Golden State): Averaged 5.9 points (.508 FG%, .790 FT%), 4.6 rebounds, 2.13 blocks, 2.1 assists and 21.5 minutes in 79 games (26 starts) ... Missed two games (Dec. 12 and 13) with flu-like symptoms and one game (Mar. 3) due to illness ... Ranked fourth in the NBA in blocks per game and second in blocks per minute, recording a block every 10.1 minutes ... Led Golden State in games played and blocks, finished second in defensive rebounds and fourth in both offensive and total rebounds ... Topped the Warriors in rebounds and assists nine times each ... Set single-season career highs in games played, starts, minutes played, free throw percentage, defensive and total rebounds, rebounds per game, assists and blocked shots ... Scored in double figures on 15 occasions, including a career-high six consecutive games from Feb. 6-21, and grabbed double figure rebounds a career-high six times ... Recorded two double-doubles and had a career-high 45 multi-block games.

2007-08 (Lakers): Averaged 6.6 points (.474 FG%, .753 FT%), 3.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.38 blocks and 18.7 minutes ... Sidelined for a pair of games from Nov. 16-18 with a sprained right ankle and sat out two more games from Dec. 4-5 with a mild concussion ... Ranked tied for 22nd in the NBA in blocks per game ... Led the Lakers in blocked shots ... Topped the Lakers in rebounds once and in assists on six occasions ... Set single-season career highs in points scored, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted and offensive rebounds ... Scored in double figures a career-high 23 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds once ... PLAYOFFS: In 19 playoff games, averaged 2.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 9.8 minutes per game. Helped Lakers reach the NBA Finals before eventually falling to the Boston Celtics.

2006-07 (Lakers): Averaged 5.3 points (.549 FG%, .664 FT%), 3.6 rebounds, 1.08 blocks, 0.9 assists and 15.1 minutes in 72 games (one start) ... Ranked 28th in the NBA in blocks per game ... Finished second on the team in total blocks and fourth in offensive rebounds ... 11/1/06 at Golden State, scored a career high 23 points ... Grabbed double-figure rebounds three times and posted two double-doubles ... 4/8/07 vs. Phoenix, pulled down a career high 15 rebounds ... PLAYOFFS: In four games, averaged 4.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 12.0 minutes.

2005-06 (Lakers): Split the season between the Lakers and the Yakima Sun Kings of the Continental Basketball Association ... Appeared in 23 games (one start) as a member of the Lakers and averaged 2.0 points (.500 FG%, .556 FT%), 1.6 rebounds and 7.0 minutes ... Was a DNP-CD on 11 occasions and missed 10 games as a healthy scratch while on the inactive list ... Made his NBA debut at Houston on Feb. 8 and made his first career start on Mar. 15 vs. Minnesota ... Before joining the Lakers he appeared in nine games with the Sun Kings and averaged 13.0 points (.579 FG%, .674 FT%), 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 23.9 minutes ... PLAYOFFS: In three games, averaged 3.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 8.3 minutes per game.

Drafted in the second round (37th overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers... Signed with the Golden State Warriors as a restricted free-agent on July 9, 2008... Traded to the New York Knicks on July 9, 2010... Sent to the Washington Wizards on Dec. 10, 2011... Traded to the Denver Nuggets on March 15, 2012 and waived shortly thereafter... Signed with the Miami Heat as a free agent on March 21, 2012... Signed with the Los Angeles Clippers as a free agent on July 27, 2012... Signed with the Timberwolves as a free agent on July 18, 2013

Played four seasons at Gonzaga University and averaged 13.6 points (.518 FG%, .715 FT%), 6.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 25.5 minutes in 127 career games ... Finished his collegiate career as Gonzaga's all-time leader in free throws made (643), ranked second in blocked shots (179) and fourth in both points scored (1,723) and rebounds (643) ... Named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year as a senior in 2004-05 after averaging career highs in both scoring (15.9 ppg) and rebounds (9.5 rpg) ... Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors and was a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden Awards as a senior ... First Team All-WCC and NABC First Team All-District 14 honoree in each of his final three seasons ... Led the WCC in rebounding and ranked eighth in scoring his senior year ... Finished sixth in the WCC in scoring (15.5 ppg) and rebounding (6.4 rpg) as a junior in 2003-04 ... As a sophomore in 2002-03 he ranked fifth in the WCC in scoring (15.6 ppg) and sixth in rebounding (6.2 ppg) ... Posted 27 career double-doubles.

Speaks five languages - French, English, Spanish, Italian and his native Creole ... Father, Georges Louis Turiaf, signed a professional handball contract in the third division at age 21 but after marrying Aline Cesar and having Ronny, gave up the sport to stay home ... Has three younger sisters: Elodie, Florence and Rachelle ... Grew up on the island of Martinique in the Caribbean...With the French National Team, played in EuroBasket 2009 in Poland, averaging 7.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in nine contests...In 2008, played for France in a qualifying tournament for EuroBasket 2009 ... Played in the 2006 FIBA World Basketball Championship in Saitama, Japan and again for "Les Bleus" in the 2007 FIBA European Championships ... Left home at the age of 15 to attend INSEP (the National Institute of Physical Education) in Paris, France ... Played high school basketball with current NBA players Tony Parker, Boris Diaw and Johan Petro in Paris...Graduated with a degree in Sports Management and Communication from Gonzaga.

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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 249 lbs./ 112.9 kg
Born: January 13, 1983
From: Gonzaga University
Draft: 2nd Round (37th pick) 2005 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2005
Years Pro: 9
Previous Teams:
  Minnesota Timberwolves 2013 - 2014
  Los Angeles Clippers 2013 - 2013
  Miami Heat 2012 - 2012
  Los Angeles Clippers 2012 - 2012
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Gonzaga/France

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