|2005 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 37th overall by L.A. Lakers.|
|13th July, 2005||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.|
|22nd July, 2005||NBA||Signing voided.|
|22nd September, 2005||CBA||Drafted 36th overall in the 2005 CBA Draft by Yakima Sun Kings.|
|21st December, 2005||NBA||Signed for the remainder of the season with Yakima Sun Kings.|
|17th January, 2006||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2008 with L.A. Lakers.|
|11th July, 2008||NBA||Signed a four year, $17 million offer sheet with Golden State. Included player option for 2011/12.|
|22nd July, 2008||NBA||L.A. Lakers declined to match Golden State's offer sheet.|
|9th July, 2010||NBA||Traded by Golden State, along with Anthony Randolph, Kelenna Azubuike, a 2012 second round pick (#38, Quincy Miller) and a 2013 second round pick (#51, Romero Osby) to New York in exchange for a signed-and-traded David Lee.|
|23rd June, 2011||NBA||Exercised 2011/12 player option.|
|10th December, 2011||NBA||As a part of a three team deal, traded by New York to Washington, along with a 2013 second round pick (#54, Arsalan Kazemi) and cash, and along with Andy Rautins to Dallas, in exchange for a signed-and-traded Tyson Chandler, the draft rights to Ahmad Nivins (#56, 2009) and the draft rights to Giorgos Printezis (#58, 2007) from Dallas.|
|15th March, 2012||NBA||As a part of a three team deal, traded by Washington to Denver, along with JaVale McGee, and along with Nick Young to L.A. Clippers, in exchange for Nene from Denver, and Brian Cook and a 2015 second round pick from L.A. Clippers (#47, Arturas Gudaitis).|
|18th March, 2012||NBA||Waived by Denver.|
|30th June, 2012||NBA||Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through with Miami. Included player option for 2012/13.|
|26th July, 2012||NBA||Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers.|
|17th July, 2013||NBA||Signed a two year, $3 million contract with Minnesota.|
|19th December, 2014||NBA||As a part of a three team deal, traded by Minnesota to Philadelphia, along with Corey Brewer to Houston, in exchange for Troy Daniels, a 2015 second round pick (#36, Rakeem Christmas), a protected 2016 second round pick (not conveyed) and cash from Houston.|
|23rd December, 2014||NBA||Waived by Philadelphia.|
|1998 - 2001||Institut National du Sport (France, N1)|
|2001 - 2005||Gonzaga (NCAA)|
|July 2005||L.A. Lakers (Summer League)|
|July 2005||L.A. Lakers (NBA)|
|December 2005 - January 2006||Yakima Sun Kings (CBA)|
|January 2006- June 2008||L.A. Lakers (NBA)|
|July 2008 - July 2010||Golden State Warriors (NBA)|
|July 2010 - December 2011||New York Knicks (NBA)|
|December 2011 - March 2012||Washington Wizards (NBA)|
|March 2012||Denver Nuggets (NBA)|
|March 2012 - June 2012||Miami Heat (NBA)|
|July 2012 - June 2013||L.A. Clippers (NBA)|
|July 2013 - December 2014||Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)|
|December 2014||Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)|
September 30, 2013
Ronny Turiaf – Minnesota Timberwolves
You know it’s been a frugal summer league-wide when a player who signed for $1.5 million makes a bad contracts list.
It is not to say that Ronny Turiaf cannot equal $1.5 million’s worth of production next season. Surely, that can’t be that hard to do. Rather, it is more to do with the pointlessness of the deal.
As an eight year veteran, Turiaf’s minimum salary this season would have been $1,265,977. Seemingly, Turiaf’s only other significant suitors were the Clippers, who expressed interest in re-signing him, and could have done so with the non-Bird exception that will have paid him $1.52 million next year. Presumably, this is what the Timberwolves were bidding against.
However, in giving a 30 year old third stringer that deal, the Timberwolves have spent their Bi-Annual exception. Management of assets is crucial to team building, and the oft-overlooked Bi-Annual exception has been used over the last two years to sign Marco Belinelli (Chicago), C.J. Watson (Indiana) and Nate Robinson (Denver). These are rotation contributors on good quality playoff teams. Whilst Minnesota just burned theirs on a third string center who is a liability offensively, a poor rebounder, and who has declined for four consecutive seasons.
Turiaf at the minimum is worth it, but Turiaf at anything more than that isn’t. Furthermore, the second player option year, which Turiaf will surely exercise, is unnecessary. The contract is so small it can’t ever be much of a burden, but why need it be any burden at all?
July 30, 2010
Kwame Brown - For all of the abject fail that has drizzled his career, Kwame Brown can truly defend the post. Anything offensive-related is highly questionable; Kwame can't catch, never could shoot, doesn't have good touch, has gotten worse in all facets of shot making, and has lost his athleticism. Yet he rebounds well enough (16.2% total rebounding percentage last season), and defends the post admirably. It comes at the expense of fouls, turnovers and no offensive ability whatsoever, but since this is the minimum salary we're talking about, it might be OK.
Ronny Turiaf's views on the issue are a little different.