HoopsHype Tayshaun Prince rumors


January 14, 2015 Updates
January 13, 2015 Updates

It is entirely possible, and perhaps even probable, that veteran forward Tayshaun Prince will wind up with a buyout from the Celtics. But a source close to the situation told Sporting News on Tuesday evening that there have been "no substantive conversations" yet about such an arrangement. Prince was part of the three-team trade (with the Pelicans) that sent forward Jeff Green to the Grizzlies, a deal that was finalized Monday. Prince, 34, does not fit into the long-term rebuilding plans of the Celtics, who are also moving guard Jameer Nelson to the Nuggets for point guard Nate Robinson as part of a salary slash. Sporting News

January 12, 2015 Updates

Jay King: Stevens has not talked to Tayshaun Prince. Expects him to arrive in Boston sometime over the next few days. Twitter @ByJayKing

The Memphis Grizzlies completed a three-team trade with the Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans in which they acquired forward Jeff Green from Boston and guard Russ Smith from New Orleans. In exchange, Memphis traded forward Tayshaun Prince and a protected future first round draft pick to Boston and traded guard/forward Quincy Pondexter and a 2015 second round draft pick to New Orleans, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. As part of the trade, New Orleans also has traded guard Austin Rivers to Boston. In addition, Memphis will receive a traded player exception. NBA.com

January 11, 2015 Updates

The Memphis Grizzlies, on the brink of strengthening themselves for a deep run into the Western Conference playoffs, are working to finalize a three-team deal to acquire Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Memphis, Boston and New Orleans are in the advanced stages of a deal framework that would send the Grizzlies' Tayshaun Prince, New Orleans' Austin Rivers and a future Memphis first-round pick to the Celtics, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

The trade is expected to be official Monday when the NBA league office opens and Green is in Boston awaiting the official trade. According to an NBA source, the Celtics do not have interest in keeping Rivers, son of former coach Doc Rivers, and are looking for landing spots for the third-year guard. Boston Globe

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