Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ronny Turiaf signs offer sheet with Golden St.

OAKLAND, California (AFP) - Golden State signed Los Angeles Lakers forward and restricted free agent Ronny Turiaf to a National Basketball Association offer sheet on Thursday.

The Warriors offered a four-year, 17 million dollar contract to Turiaf, who averaged career highs in points (6.6), rebounds (3.9) and minutes (18.7) last season, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The offer comes on the same day the Warriors signed former Los Angeles Clippers swingman Corey Maggette to a reported five-year contract.

The Lakers have seven days to match the offer to Turiaf.

I don't expect the lakers to match this offer. It is a great offer for Ronny, but it really would be an overpayment for him on the Lakers team. He may start for Golden St., which I doubt, but the Lakers made a "bad" contract with Vladimir Radmonivich, and Luke Walton, I don't expect this to be the next one.
Thank you Ronny for the good times...all of your cheerleading from the bench, and energy in the game. Good Luck

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