By Broderick Turner
July 25, 2012, 9:57 p.m.
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.
He played for the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat last season.
Turiaf played in 12 playoff games with the NBA champion Heat, seven as a starter.
He averaged 1.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 10.1 minutes in the postseason with the Heat.