On paper that is the best type of player to work with STAT. But they have been on the floor together earlier in the season and it did not work out as well as it did against the Thunder. Turiaf is also known as the leader for the 2nd unit. He brings a maturity and energy off the bench and leads guys like Tony Douglas and S. Williams, notice that you will often see the 3 of them on the floor at the same time.
As well, regardless of if it works well Coach noD' loves to play amar'e at the 5. the only reason he moved STAT from the 5 in PHO was because he was forced to do it with big time true centers joining the lineup.
I think that Turiaf is the right type of center to work with amar'e. He gets up and down the court quickly and commands a lot of space in the paint on defense. i've heard that STAT likes to play the 4 more then at the 5 and perhaps the plays with Turiaf will prove to the coach that stat can be more effective as a PF.