HoopsHype Tayshaun Prince rumors

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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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Tayshaun Prince has watched from afar as the Detroit Pistons rebuilt after trading him, and the Memphis Grizzlies forward said today he likes what he sees in his former team. "I think Detroit's in a good situation with Chauncey (Billups) to be able to help those younger guys out, with Brandon (Jennings) and Will (Bynum) and (Rodney) Stuckey and those guys," Prince said after the Grizzlies' shootaround this morning. "with the addition of Josh (Smith) and the size that they have on that front line, they should do good things. Obviously, a move in the right direction this season." Booth Newspapers

November 1, 2013 Updates

Tayshaun Prince has watched from afar as the Detroit Pistons rebuilt after trading him, and the Memphis Grizzlies forward said today he likes what he sees in his former team. "I think Detroit's in a good situation with Chauncey (Billups) to be able to help those younger guys out, with Brandon (Jennings) and Will (Bynum) and (Rodney) Stuckey and those guys," Prince said after the Grizzlies' shootaround this morning. "with the addition of Josh (Smith) and the size that they have on that front line, they should do good things. Obviously, a move in the right direction this season." Booth Newspapers

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The 15-man Memphis roster boasts five lefties: Mike Conley, Tayshaun Prince, Zach Randolph, Ed Davis and Tony Wroten. Head coach Lionel Hollins is a lefty, too. All told, that's more than the other three teams combined. The Heat have two southpaws (Chris Bosh and Joel Anthony), the Spurs one (Manu Ginobili) and the Pacers none. In this season's playoffs, lefties have accounted for 46.1% of all minutes played by Memphis players, the second highest percentage in NBA playoff history behind the 46.2% of the 1969 Philadelphia 76ers, according to an analysis by Basketball Reference. During this season's playoffs, lefties have accounted for 48.5% of all Memphis field goals attempted, second in NBA playoff history only to the 48.8% of the 1968 New York Knicks, according to Basketball Reference. Wall Street Journal

May 17, 2013 Updates

Georgetown swingman Otto Porter is one of the Pistons' targets for next month's NBA draft and Porter compared himself to a player who just left town. "Tayshaun Prince," said Porter, when asked who he patterns his game after. "He's long, lanky, can do a lot of things on the floor. He can defend, rebound." Detroit News

May 16, 2013 Updates

After being traded to Memphis in February, Prince's primary focused switched to Durant, who has won three straight scoring titles before this season. Though Game 5 was Durant worst of the series, Prince said nothing changed in his defensive approach. “It wasn't no different tonight, it was just a matter of trying to be as aggressive as I can,” Prince said. “He's definitely one of the toughest, hardest guys to guard in the league just by his ability to go in either direction. He's good both right and left and can pull up from behind the 3-point line. “I just tried to continue to feel out his rhythm, his flow throughout this series. The first couple games it was tough.” Oklahoman

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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

For a few days we didn't speak to each other, but the following week I approached Prince after a game to try to get a better understanding of his issue. He told me he had dropped it and there wasn't anything to discuss. "You can ask me some questions, though," he said. I declined, and we slapped hands, signaling we were cool. Detroit Free Press

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