HoopsHype Tayshaun Prince rumors

April 26, 2013 Updates
March 20, 2013 Updates

It was no surprise, then, that the Grizzlies started slow with the new players on board. They beat Washington, then fell to Phoenix and Atlanta before Hollins decided to address the situation with his team and the media before a Feb. 8 game against Golden State. "We had a meeting, and coach aired everything out," Prince said. "He said, 'Hey, Austin, Tayshaun, Ed Davis, we love you guys. There's no bitterness between us and you guys. We just thought the trade wasn't at a great time.' I understood where he was coming from." USA Today Sports

February 20, 2013 Updates

Q: What did you think about the news that came out after Jerry Buss died, that you could have been part of a trade for Kobe (Bryant) to come here? Prince: “ ... Kobe would have looked weird in a Pistons jersey. The man has been in the league 16, 17 years. It would be weird seeing him in another jersey, but I’m pretty sure everybody is saying that about me, too. If that was to happen, who knows? Who knows? I’m not going down that road, because it didn’t happen.” Detroit Free Press

February 19, 2013 Updates

Don't expect the Pistons to make any more deals before the deadline, a source said. Detroit is satisfied with the deal it made, landing Jose Calderon while moving Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye. Yahoo! Sports

February 13, 2013 Updates

Tayshaun Prince joined ESPN Memphis on the Chris Vernon Show to talk about his reaction when he found out he was traded, playing for the Grizzlies, how the adjustment has been playing for a new team, whether he is looking to prove anything now that he is in Memphis and whether he thinks the Grizzlies are built to go on a playoff run. On his reaction when he found out he was traded: “I was shocked, I was completely shocked. The situation that I had been in in Detroit, I thought I would know something was coming. I was pretty shocked. We played a game in Indiana, 45 minutes before the game and they came and grabbed me off and told me the news, so it was pretty shocking.” Sports Radio Interviews

February 11, 2013 Updates

Brandt was the fan caught on camera Jan. 30 in Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse just before the Pistons-at-Pacers tipoff, stripping off his Prince No. 22 Pistons jersey when he learned Prince was a no-show because he had just been traded to the Grizzlies. (Watch YouTube video here or at bottom of this story.) The Commercial Appeal, in conjunction with the Grizzlies, organized a trip to Memphis and surprise meeting with Prince for Brandt, wife Carri and infant son Landon. Brandt, a 27-year-old graphic designer from Greenwood, Ind., was doing a video interview with The Commercial Appeal when Prince appeared, sliding an arm around Brandt's shoulders. "I know what you felt at the time, and I was going through it," Prince told Brandt, presenting him with an autographed No. 21 Prince Griz jersey. "Things happen for a reason, that's why you're here today and why I'm here today. You touched a lot of people in my family and I just want to say thanks for what you did." Memphis Commercial Appeal

February 1, 2013 Updates
January 31, 2013 Updates

What follows is a heartbreaking allegory of the inexorable rhythms of life and how to cope with loss, all represented by a medium-sized Tayshaun Prince home jersey. A Detroit Pistons fan wearing Prince's No. 22 was shown on television Wednesday night leaning over a railing to watch his favorite team run onto the floor before a road game against the Indiana Pacers. Prince never emerged. The man waited, but seemed to know why his favorite player didn't come out of the tunnel. The former Kentucky star had been a subject of trade rumors for months. USA Today Sports

January 30, 2013 Updates

Sources told ESPN.com that the Pistons have agreed to send Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to the Grizzlies to acquire Calderon as part of the trade. Memphis, sources said, is also expected to receive a second-round pick from Toronto as part of the deal. The Raptors, sources said, are expected to take on Grizzlies reserve center Hamed Haddadi in addition to Gay. ESPN.com

Rudy Gay spent the first 6 1/2 seasons of his career in Memphis. (USA Today Sports) The Grizzlies receive point guard Jose Calderon as part of the deal, and will route Calderon's $10.5 million expiring contract to the Detroit Pistons for a package that includes forwards Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye, league sources told Y! Sports. The Raptors also sent forward Ed Davis and a second-round pick to the Grizzlies. Memphis sent center Hamed Haddadi to the Raptors. Yahoo! Sports

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