Washington Wizards big man Ronny Turiaf is expected to miss five to six weeks due to a broken hand, reports Chris Miller of Comcast SportsNet. Turiaf suffered the injury against the Boston Celtics on Sunday.
In his first season as a Wizard, Turiaf has averaged 1.5 points, three rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.8 blocks. He has yet to miss a shot, going 3-of-3 from the floor.
Turiaf's contributions extend beyond the box score, however. As Mike Prada of Bullets Forever notes, Turiaf "done a really nice job moving his feet and he's probably one of the better screen-setters on the team."
In a three-team trade, the Wizards obtained Turiaf, a second-round draft pick in 2013, and cash from the New York Knicks in December. The Gonzaga product owns career averages of 5.2 points, 3.8 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 52.9 percent shooting. In the 2008/09 season, he ranked No. 4 in the NBA with 2.1 blocks per game.
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