Ronny Turiaf’s run as a starter will likely come to an end when Pau Gasol returns from his sprained ankle, but Turiaf has certainly made an impact.
In his four starts, Turiaf is averaging 11.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.7 blocks.
Turiaf’s normally known as an energy guy, which is why he works so well with the second unit, but he’s been able to mesh well with the starters and is a big reason why the Lakers have been getting off to such fast starts recently.
“I don’t see why it’s a problem for me to give the first unit my energy,” Turiaf said. “It’s like a battery. You put in the battery and it’s going to work.”