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July 25, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers and free-agent Ronny Turiaf have agreed to a one-year, veteran's minimum contract worth $1.146 million, said NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Turiaf, a 6-10, 245-pounder, will be a backup power forward and center for the Clippers. He becomes the fifth big man for the Clippers - behind starters DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin and reserves Lamar Odom and Ryan Hollins - the 13th player on the roster. Turiaf played his first three NBA seasons with the Lakers.
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August 21, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Former Laker Ronny Turiaf, currently with the Minnesota Timberwolves, attempted to one-up Kobe Bryant by jumping over a monster truck -- sort of. The spoof, released on YouTube via SportsNationESPN , parodies the 2008 video of Bryant leaping over a speeding Aston Martin. Turiaf does successfully jump over a truck outside of Staples Center -- except it's a small toy truck. Bryant's commercial for Nike's Hyperdunk shoes was certainly more impressive, but the dangerous stunt never happened -- it was produced in a studio with special effects.
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June 29, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Each time NBA Commissioner David Stern and his deputy, Adam Silver, ticked off the latest draft selection, it became more likely Gonzaga center Robert Sacre wouldn't reach the professional ranks. After finishing second in school history with 186 blocked shots, Sacre figured a team would draft him sometime in the second round, possibly even late in the first. But Sacre waited and waited until the Lakers selected him with the last pick (60th overall). Instead of bemoaning his fallen draft stock, Sacre simply thought "best for last" before waxing nostalgic about the Lakers' storied history.
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May 12, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Any correspondence about possible Clippers' off-season moves needs to go straight to the top. So, Chris Paul, here's a primer on what you should instruct your franchise to do in the coming months to take that next step, otherwise known as getting past the first round of the playoffs. It's not going to be easy, the Clippers creeping toward taxpayer status for the first time in franchise history, assuming you come back. You're going to have to help persuade Donald Sterling to pay those more punitive taxes or risk multiplying the disappointment Clipper Nation experienced in recent weeks.
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February 28, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
INDIANAPOLIS - Ronny Turiaf answered the call Thursday night when the Clippers were in need against the Indiana Pacers. Lamar Odom had picked up his fourth foul in the fourth quarter and DeAndre Jordan was in the locker room dealing with a bloody nose during a large part of the second half. All Turiaf did was play a season-high 21 minutes and provide the Clippers with five points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. "To me, whenever your name is called, you've got to be ready," Turiaf said.
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October 28, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
They have developed a bond for the Clippers, two players willing to do all of the little things. Ronny Turiaf and Ryan Hollins have thrived in their roles during the exhibition season as the reserve big men for the Clippers. They work well together, both bringing energy when they're on the court. "We have a nice little relationship going on," said Turiaf, a seven-year veteran. "It's like I tell him what I'm going to do and what to expect from me. He tells me what to expect from him. He likes me talking to him. Defensively, we're both active.
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July 27, 2005 | Mike Bresnahan
Laker draft pick Ronny Turiaf underwent successful open-heart surgery Tuesday at Stanford University Medical Center. Turiaf, 22, will sit out next season as part of his recovery from a six-hour procedure to repair an enlarged aortic root, the beginning part of the body's largest artery, the aorta. Turiaf's aortic valve was functioning normally and did not need to be replaced, part of the reason for a positive prognosis.
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March 1, 2005 | Eric Stephens
Gonzaga swept the West Coast Conference's major basketball awards as senior forward Ronny Turiaf was chosen player of the year and Mark Few won coach of the year. Turiaf, who has been bothered by sore ankles most of the season, is averaging 16.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots for the 12th-ranked Bulldogs, who are 22-4 and won a fifth consecutive WCC regular-season title. Few has been the league's top coach the last five years.
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July 30, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers have acquired veteran free-agent guard Willie Green from the Atlanta Hawks in a sign-and-trade deal in exchange for the draft rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis. Green, a nine-year veteran, will get a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum of $1.2 million. Green, 31, who averaged 9.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists over his career, played the 2010-11 season with Chris Paul with the New Orleans Hornets. Green is considered a combo guard who can play both point and shooting guard; he averaged 7.6 points in 17.4 minutes a game last season in Atlanta.
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December 28, 2008 | Broderick Turner
VS. GOLDEN STATE Time: 6:30. On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 570; 1330. Where: Staples Center. Records: Lakers 24-5, Warriors 9-22. Record vs. Warriors (2007-08): 2-2. Update: The Lakers know they will be challenged by Golden State's up-tempo, three-point shooting offense, particularly after the Warriors upset the Boston Celtics on Friday night. Even if the Lakers allow the Warriors to score 100 points or more -- Golden State is second in the NBA in scoring (104.
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April 21, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
It didn't figure to be a thing of beauty when the Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies played Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs Saturday night at Staples Center. But beauty is what a team makes it, and the Clippers found their beauty in pulling out a 112-91 victory over the Grizzlies behind the steady play of Chris Paul. With Paul scoring 23 points on seven-for-11 shooting, six for six from the free-throw line, and handing out seven assists, the Clippers opened a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series that resumes with Game 2 here Monday night.
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March 19, 2013 | By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - After missing two games with a sore left ankle, Jamal Crawford returned to play for the Clippers, but his shooting has been a little off. Before the Clippers played the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night, Crawford was six for 25 from the field, including two for 13 from three-point range. "No, I don't have my rhythm back just yet," Crawford said. "But I know it's going to come. The more shots I shoot and miss, the closer I am to getting back on track.
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March 1, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
CLEVELAND - When Jamal Crawford wasn't at the hospital this week for the birth of his daughter on Monday, he made sure to get a workout in just to keep his rhythm. Crawford missed one of the Clippers' games when London was born, but he hasn't missed a beat since coming back to play. In the last two games, Crawford has averaged 23.5 points on 51% shooting, 57.1% (four for seven) on three-pointers. "I think it's a credit to my teammates and my coaching staff obviously for putting me in a great position," Crawford said.
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February 28, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
INDIANAPOLIS - Ronny Turiaf answered the call Thursday night when the Clippers were in need against the Indiana Pacers. Lamar Odom had picked up his fourth foul in the fourth quarter and DeAndre Jordan was in the locker room dealing with a bloody nose during a large part of the second half. All Turiaf did was play a season-high 21 minutes and provide the Clippers with five points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. "To me, whenever your name is called, you've got to be ready," Turiaf said.
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February 13, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
In hindsight, Jamal Crawford and the Clippers acknowledged that the reserve guard probably shouldn't have played in a few games after he was injured during their eight-game trip. But he gutted it out because of the respect he has for his teammates and the team. At the time, Chris Paul (bruised right kneecap) and Chauncey Billups (tendinitis left foot) were still out because of their injuries. Then Crawford broke his nose against Toronto and also suffered a sore right shoulder.
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January 3, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
There may be hope for the Clippers yet. A franchise once more adrift than the S.S. Minnow has charted a course near the top of the Western Conference, leaving its longtime rival in a choppy wake. The Clippers have a nine-game lead on the Lakers in the Pacific Division and already hold a 1-0 edge in the season series heading into their latest matchup Friday at Staples Center. Times staff writer Ben Bolch looks at some of the mileposts in the series and the ties that bind the current teams: Hall of Fame versus no name The Lakers' dominance in the early years of the series should have had all the surprise of a "Scooby-Doo" ending.
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November 30, 2003 | From Associated Press
Ronny Turiaf played well in regulation. He was great in overtime. Turiaf scored all 11 of his team's points in overtime and made several key defensive stops to lead 16th-ranked Gonzaga past Georgia, 82-76, on Saturday. Turiaf, who finished with 22 points, had a key block in overtime as Gonzaga (3-1) avenged last season's 95-83 loss at Athens, Ga.
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July 19, 2008 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Ronny Turiaf has expended his last burst of energy as a Laker. As expected, General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced Friday the Lakers will not match the four-year, $17-million offer sheet Turiaf signed a week ago with the Golden State Warriors. "When we looked realistically at how much time Ronny Turiaf will play for us," Kupchak said, "it's probably not a number that justifies that kind of financial commitment."
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November 27, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers drafted Gonzaga center Robert Sacre with the 60th pick in the NBA Draft.  Throughout the preseason he got a chance to play while Dwight Howard was on the mend but now that Howard is a go, Sacre's taken over the role of former Gonzaga Laker Ronny Turiaf. As celebrated by this somewhat random YouTube clip from "believethehypeNBA," Sacre is a tremendous sideline cheerleader for the Lakers: For reference, here's a snippet of Turiaf back in his Lakers heyday: Sacre has made eight appearances for the Lakers through the regular season, averaging just 0.3 points a game, but then he's played a total of 19 minutes.
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