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Cross Ronny Turiaf off the list

TuriafTo quote Queen: And another one gone, and another one gone, another one bites the dust...

AGENT: TURIAF TO SIGN WITH THE HEAT

The Miami Heat are expected to add the size they have been looking for to their roster by signing veteran big man Ronny Turiaf, agent Mark Bartelstein said. Turiaf is expected to clear waivers today and could be in uniform by Friday when the Heat play at Detroit if the contract details can be ironed out. "We're trying to get a deal done and our plan is to get it done today," Bartelstein said Wednesday. "I think it it's a great fit for Ronny."

Talking to Bartelstein earlier this week, it seemed like a chance to win a championship was Turiaf's No. 1 priority and Bartlestein stressed that his client wanted to go to a top-caliber contender. The insinuation there -- and maybe it's not overly surprising -- is that players with a chance to pick their destination see better opportunities for playoff success elsewhere.