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The Lakers voided the contract but retained the rights to Turiaf for three years. He has no timetable for joining the NBA team.
"I'm not physically healthy enough to endure practice and training for an NBA schedule," Turiaf said at a Wednesday news conference. "I'm using Yakima as training. As long as I'm here, I will work hard and I will try to make this team better."
Turiaf, who worked out with the Sun Kings for the first time Wednesday, said he got "a little winded" but otherwise felt good. He said he will be working to get back to NBA form, but for now, "I'm a Sun King."
The Sun Kings drafted Turiaf with the fifth pick in September's CBA draft, after his surgery.
The two teams play again Tuesday at Yakima.