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Tayshaun Prince | Forward | #12

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/28/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 215
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (23) / DET
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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

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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

Tayshaun Prince moved to the bench for Monday's game against the 76ers and recorded one rebound in 10 minutes.

His role is going to decline as the season progresses anyways, so he isn't worth owning in almost any league. Leave him on the wire.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 11:05:00 PM

Tayshaun Prince will come off the bench for Monday's game against the 76ers, with Kevin Martin set to enter the starting five.

This is a move that should have happened a long time ago, as the 35-year-old has been painfully ineffective as a starter with averages of 3.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and not much else on the season. His defense hasn't been very good either, as he currently owns a defensive differential of 10.7, and Sam Mitchell said Prince will now return to the roll initially envisioned for him (roughly 10 minutes per game). There's no reason to own Prince in any format.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 02:34:00 PM

Despite being the second night of a back-to-back set, Tayshaun Prince played 31 minutes with five points and six boards in Tuesday's loss to the Hornets.

Prince is 39 years old, but head coach Sam Mitchell must believe that he has some more room to develop. With young and exciting players such as Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng waiting in the wings, we are just as confused as you are. Until Mitchell's Tayshaun Prince bobblehead collection sells on Ebay, things in Minnesota will be as murky as ever.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 11:52:00 PM

Tayshaun Prince scored eight points with five rebounds, one block and two turnovers in 39 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

Why is he getting 39 minutes? To be fair, Prince actually had himself a nice game, hitting a big and-one shot in overtime with good defense, too. Before tonight, he had the lowest usage rate in the league among players with multiple starts, so leave him on the wire unless you're in a very deep league.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 09:20:00 PM

The Wolves will stick with the same starting five against the Bulls with Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins, Tayshaun Prince, Kevin Garnett and Karl-Anthony Towns.

There's no reason tor really change the first unit since Tayshaun Prince and Kevin Garnett wouldn't strengthen the second unit -- they are the bottom two for usage rate among players with multiple starts this season.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 04:58:00 PM

Wolves reporter Jerry Zgoda said that coach Sam Mitchell might roll with Tayshaun Prince as the starting small forward with Andrew Wiggins shifting to shooting guard.

Mitchell feels like the Wolves are a little too small, and this would mean that Zach LaVine would move out of the starting lineup and transition to a backup point guard. Shabazz Muhammad and Damjan Rudez could also be options at the three, but Mitchell may open up the season with Prince because of his defense. To be clear, this still doesn't put Prince on the fantasy radar, but it's not a good sign for LaVine's value. Keep in mind that this is the preseason, so nothing is set in stone yet.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 08:00:00 PM

Tayshaun Prince scored 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting vs. Toronto on Wednesday, hitting three 3-pointers with one rebound in 20 minutes.

Tayshaun was on fire to begin the game, a phrase you won't see again this season, so savor the moment. The veteran SF was brought to Minnesota as a veteran mentor, and his on-court role may evaporate entirely as the regular season progresses.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 09:58:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Tayshaun Prince will play on Saturday.

It sounded like he wasn't going to play, but it turns out he's out there. Prince can be ignored in most leagues.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 08:27:00 PM

Tayshaun Prince (dental procedure) will not play in Wednesday's preseason game vs. OKC.

Prince will likely receive plenty of DNP-OLD decisions this season, and he won't be worth rostering in any league.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 11:45:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Andre Miller
4Tyus Jones
SG1Andrew Wiggins
2Kevin Martin
SF1Tayshaun Prince
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Damjan Rudez
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Gorgui Dieng
3Nikola Pekovic