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Tayshaun Prince | Forward | #12

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/28/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 215
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (23) / DET
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Tayshaun Prince said that he isn't planning on retiring.
"I feel good, who knows?" Prince said. "I’m not retiring. That’s not a question. Who knows what will happen. I know one thing: I didn’t expect to play 78, 79 games this year, I’ll tell you that much. But I feel good for the most part and we’ll see what happens." Prince wouldn't reveal if he would try to sign with a contender or re-sign with the Wolves, but the 36-year-old veteran will likely have a limited role regardless of where he lands. Apr 17 - 10:12 AM

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Tayshaun Prince said that he has no intentions of retiring this offseason.

Prince may be able to land another contract in order to serve as a veteran presence on a championship caliber team, but his days of relevancy in fantasy hoops are long behind him.
Apr 13 - 5:08 PM

Tayshaun Prince fell out of the Wolves' rotation on Sunday.

The veteran has been trading off starts with Zach LaVine lately, a situation which may persist all season, but he fell out of Sam Mitchell's plans tonight -- even though it was Prince's birthday. If you don't recognize Prince's lack of fantasy value by now, you probably never will.
Feb 28 - 11:01 PM

Tayshaun Prince started on Wednesday against the Raptors with five points, five boards and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes.

He'll be coming off the bench his next time out and probably won't match his 17 minutes. Leave Prince on the wire in all leagues.
Feb 24 - 10:20 PM

Tayshaun Prince will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors, sending Zach LaVine back to the bench.

Prince has fluctuated in and out of the starting five all season long, but he's not a fantasy option in any league. LaVine should be able to see 30 minutes regardless of how he enters the game.
Feb 24 - 6:18 PM

Tayshaun Prince did not score in 21 minutes during his start against the Knicks on Saturday with three rebounds.

He might not get minutes at all off the bench, but he'll play a bit in at least every other game while he's healthy. Leave Prince and his season 8.1 usage rate on the wire.
Feb 20 - 10:34 PM

Tayshaun Prince will start on Saturday and Zach LaVine will come off the bench.

While it may seem weird, Sam Mitchell has said that he plans on alternating LaVine and Prince as starters. LaVine was en fuego on Friday, but he'll come off the bench, while Prince didn't even play on Friday. This may also negatively affect Kevin Martin's minutes.
Feb 20 - 7:59 PM

Tayshaun Prince picked up a DNP-CD on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

For reasons unknown, coach Sam Mitchell still intends to alternate Prince and Zach LaVine (22 points) in the starting lineup for the rest of the season. Regardless, Prince is basically just a locker room guy and shouldn't be owned in any fantasy leagues.
Feb 20 - 12:14 AM

Tayshaun Prince (personal) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

Prince has been granted permission from Minnesota to attend Chauncey Billups' jersey retirement in Detroit tonight, which is why he will not be with the team. With Prince on the sidelines Wednesday night, Zach LaVine could find himself back in the starting lineup and there will also be more minutes available for Shabazz Muhammad. However, neither guy makes for all that great of a DFS target with a tough matchup against the Raptors, particularly with 12 games being played tonight.
Feb 10 - 12:44 PM

Tayshaun Prince played 33 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with six points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

Why? Prince didn't play more than 30 minutes in any game since Dec. 11, so this was a surprise. Shabazz Muhammad has been pretty good lately, but coach Sam Mitchell apparently wanted to get a look at Prince. He's not a great add, obviously.
Jan 6 - 11:46 PM

Tayshaun Prince feels he can still play in the NBA for "a long time."

"When people tell me I'm done, I look at them like they're crazy," Prince said. "Throughout my whole career when we won, and even when we didn't win, the things I did on the floor didn't show up in the stat sheet. No matter what, I can still impact the game." The veteran has carved out a role in coach Sam Mitchell's rotation, but he's posting a dreadful, career-low Player Efficiency Rating of 5.9.
Jan 3 - 7:14 PM

Tayshaun Prince started on Wednesday and played 21 minutes, scoring two points with one rebound and two assists.

He might stick in the starting lineup, but he won't be taking away shots from anyone. Prince has a microscopic 7.6 usage rate, which puts him on pace to be the first player to be under eight since Joel Anthony and Ben Wallace in 2011-12 (minutes qualifiers). He shouldn't be hurting Zach LaVine and co. very much.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Tayshaun Prince will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins, Gorgui Dieng and Karl-Anthony Towns will join Prince in the starting unit for tonight's game, and while Tayshaun will be starting, it'll likely be Zach LaVine acting as the primary beneficiary with Kevin Martin (wrist) out. Prince, at 35 years old, is no longer capable of helping a fantasy team.

Tayshaun Prince may enter the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, according to sources of Darren Wolfson.

It's unclear exactly who would head to the bench with Tayshaun returning to the starting lineup, but Kevin Martin or Kevin Garnett would be the likely candidates. Prince isn't capable of offering fantasy value even when given starters minutes, so no one should be racing to the wire based on this report. Prince as a starter on a 9-15 rebuilding team is a strange move.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Tayshaun Prince missed all five of his shot attempts during Friday's overtime loss to the Nuggets, finishing the game with four boards, two assists and no other statistics to his credit through 34 minutes of action.

It would be nice if head coach Sam Mitchell would give more minutes to Shabazz Muhammad instead of Prince, but for some reason that has not been the case despite the Timberwolves sitting on an 8-12 record. If you couldn't tell be looking at the box score, Prince has zero fantasy value.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 03:26:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Tyus Jones
SG1Andrew Wiggins
SF1Tayshaun Prince
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Damjan Rudez
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Kevin Garnett
3Nemanja Bjelica
4Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Greg Smith
3Nikola Pekovic