Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, I submit to you the following evidence that Turiaf should be FC eligible. I ask only that you see that I have not just one but TWO local paper sources as well as a wealth of other links that confirm this. Thank you so much for your consideration.
LOCAL PAPER ARTICLE 1: Oakland Tribune
WARRIORS INTRODUCE NEW SUPERSIZED ENERGIZER BUNNY, TURIAF
"'Obviously when Baron left, that changed a lot,' Mullin said. 'But coming into the offseason, I knew there would be changes anyway. But the key thing was finding the right players. I like the way things are turning out.'
That includes Turiaf.
He's expected to be a backup at power forward and center."
LOCAL PAPER ARTICLE 2: Contra Costa Times
BIEDRINS, TURIAF HAPPY TO SHARE
"Biedrins, the incumbent starting center, and Turiaf, whom the Warriors signed away from the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason, will share the minutes at center. But these two aren't battling. The Warriors can use both of their respective attributes, but it would be a stretch to call it a competition between them. Though Biedrins is Latvian and Turiaf is French, perhaps the best way to describe these two is as brothers. ... It would seem that Biedrins and Turiaf are headed for a collision, forcing coach Don Nelson to choose one over the other. But Nelson has already identified Biedrins as the clear-cut starter and Turiaf as his backup."
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Thanks to Scott_H for the following:
“Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Ronny Turiaf has agreed to a four-year, $17 million offer from the Golden State Warriors, the Riverside, Calif. Press-Enterprise reports.”
Listed as FC
Listed as Biedrin’s backup at Rotoworld.
Listed as FC on Fox Sports
Depth chart at Sportlines.com shows him backing up Biedrins.
ESPN.com lists him as a center