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Lakers stand to lose Turiaf to Warriors

by james on July 12th, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Could Ronny Turiaf be the newest Golden State Warrior?

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The Laker machine is just as stable as ever, but they may have to lose a player or two. Don’t count the Lakers and Kobe Bryant out just yet.

The Golden State Warriors on Thursday signed Los Angeles Lakers forward and restricted free agent Ronny Turiaf to an offer sheet.

According to a report on the Los Angeles Times’ web site, the Warriors offered a four-year, $17 million contract to Turiaf, who averaged career highs in points (6.6), rebounds (3.9) and minutes (18.7) last season.


Give a hand to the Warriors. They lost team leader Baron Davis to the Clippers. Baron wanted to play with Elton Brand, but he skipped out and went to the 76ers on advice of his agent, David Falk.

The Warriors then signed Corey Maggette from the Clippers to a five year contract and now they are after Ronny Turiaf of the Lakers.

The Lakers still have the right to match the deal and keep Turiaf, but they are way over the Luxury Tax level and will want to keep Sasha Vujacic for his 3 point shooting. They stand to lose either Vujacic or Turiaf, unless something else happens.

For those Laker fans that are worried, remember that Andrew Bynum returns this coming season.

The Clippers will be…well, the Clippers, what else?

Meanwhile, Golden State will just as crazy a team as ever!

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1 opinion for Lakers stand to lose Turiaf to Warriors

  • Scott
    Jul 19, 2008 at 12:32 am

    RT- We will miss you. You have been a great compliment to the Lakers, and I wish they had matched your contract. In these days I understand that you must consider your personal finance and family first, but as a Lakers fan, and a fan of your unmatched enthusiasm and unselfish hardcore inside play, I am sad to see you go. I wish you well. You are a star player. Thank you for all you have given to LA.

    May peace, success, and safety be with you.

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