Turiaf, without a doubt, was one of, if not THE, MVP in game 1 of the series. His energy and toughness allow for this team to emotionally play on another level. But you can't count on him day in and day out. He has a contract option for next year that is his, so you'd expect him to push it through. I would expect the Knicks to try and trade him for another one year deal if there are any takers.
It's hard not to like Turiaf, who should be a consistent part of the rotation when healthy. But it just seems the more he plays the easier he gets hurt recently. Despite playing over 70 games per year for the Lakers, Turiaf has appeared in just 106 out of 164 games over the past two seasons.