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Timberwolves activate center Ronny Turiaf for first time since Nov. 1

Timberwolves activate center Ronny Turiaf for first time since Nov. 1

by Nate Sandell
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Ronny Turiaf is back.

Two months after he was injured in the Minnesota Timberwolves' second game of the season, Turiaf was reactivated on Monday prior to the Wolves' match-up in Philadelphia with the 76ers.

Turiaf, an eight-year NBA veteran who signed with the Wolves in July, has been recovering from a radial head fracture on his right elbow suffered Nov. 1.

Turiaf's return provides an obvious boost to the Wolves' bench, which has fought through ongoing inconsistencies this season. At 6-foot-10, 241-pounds, Turiaf gives the Wolves another strong, needed presence on the defensive end.

With Turiaf back, rookie Shabazz Muhammad, who is starting a stint in the NBA D-League, was placed on the Wolves' inactive list.

Forward Chase Budinger is nearing his return from a knee injury, but he remains inactive.

Spurs game rescheduled

The makeup date of the Wolves' cancelled showdown with San Antonio Spurs in Mexico City back in December has been rescheduled for April 8 (7 p.m.) at the Target Center.

The game is being squeezed into the final two weeks of the season. The new date creates a home back-to-back, with the Wolves' hosting the Chicago Bulls on April 9.

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