July 1, 2012

Ronny Turiaf opts out of Miami Heat contract, but Dexter Pittman will be retained

The Heat has retained one backup center and lost another. Ronny Turiaf on Saturday opted out of a contract that would have paid him the veteran’s minimum $1.2 million next season. But Miami guaranteed Dexter Pittman’s contract (worth $854,369) by Friday’s deadline.

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