Agent: Miami Heat Close to Signing Ronny Turiaf

by March 21, 2012

Ronny Turiaf is taking his celebratory dancing (and basketball, we suppose) talents to South Beach, his agent tells SI: “Free-agent forward Ronny Turiaf is close to signing with the Miami Heat, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein. Turiaf, who was bought out by the Denver Nuggets after being sent there from Washington before the trade deadline, is eager to play again after breaking his left hand for a second time in early January. He has been out ever since, but will help the Heat’s front-court depth heading into the postseason. The likely deal, according to Bartelstein, will be for the veteran’s minimum and run through the end of the season with a player option for next season that is, in essence, ‘an insurance policy,’ Bartelstein said.”