Turiaf, a 6-foot-10 forward, gives the Heat a strong rebounding and defensive presence as they fortify themselves for an NBA title run. Turiaf is another tough, experienced veteran who will help defend the Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The deal was announced Wednesday.
Turiaf, 29, has missed most of this season after sustaining a hand fracture in early January, playing just four games with the Wizards. Turiaf averaged four points and three rebounds in 64 games for the New York Knicks a season ago.
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