HoopsHype Tayshaun Prince rumors
Executives from multiple teams have been offered these players in trade talks and know that they could be had, according to league sources: O.J. Mayo of the Milwaukee Bucks, Tayshaun Prince of the Memphis Grizzlies, Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets and Austin Rivers of the New Orleans Pelicans. It’s not a big surprise that these players are available, as their names have surfaced in trade rumors repeatedly over the last year. But executives from multiple teams confirm that they are still on the block and may be traded at some point this offseason, if their respective teams can find a taker. Basketball Insiders
Marc Stein: Update to potential Raps/Grizz trade: Deal would more likely send No. 37 with John Salmons to Memphis for Tayshaun Prince and No. 22 pick Twitter @ESPNSteinLine
Mark Deeks: If this goes through, Masai Ujiri will have landed two first round picks in a stacked draft for Andrea Bargnani and John Salmons. Twitter @MarkDeeksNBA
David Aldridge: Also "no traction" on rumored Wolves-Grizz deal w/ @Tony Allen and Tayshaun Prince for @Chase Budinger & others. Sides aren't close to anything. Twitter @daldridgetnt
Adrian Wojnarowski: Minnesota firm that it wants Tony Allen to join Tayshaun Prince in Budinger-Barea deal, but Memphis resisting - for now, sources tell Yahoo. Twitter @WojYahooNBA
We also know that the Grizzlies would love to get out from under Tayshaun Prince's $7 million contract this year and next. Prince is clearly on the downslope of his game, playing through injuries, and even in the last three games when we started seeing "Tayshaun is finally healthy!" articles and he was able to score in the double digits for the first time this year, he's still not helping the offense as much as he needs to for the starting lineup not to be a smoldering black hole on offense for large stretches. Memphis Flyer
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