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Tayshaun Prince | Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/28/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 215
College: Kentucky
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Tayshaun Prince said that while he won't rule out a return to Detroit next season, he is still hoping to land on a contending team.
"I'm not going to jump to conclusions," Prince said. "But as you guys know, and as of my time in Boston before I got traded to Detroit, my intention was to get to a contender. You know, you can never say never, but obviously, at this point in my career, I think that's where I help teams the best." Prince journeyed back into time on Friday and scored 23 points with seven boards, but he has been far too inconsistent to rely upon in most fantasy leagues. Considering he wasn't too thrilled when he was traded to Detroit from Boston this season, we will likely see him in a different uniform next season. Mar 28 - 11:19 AM

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Tayshaun Prince came out of nowhere to score a season-high 23 points on Friday, hitting 10-of-15 shots (including a three) with seven rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench.

Prince needs to do this again before we'll pay him any attention in fantasy leagues.
Mar 27 - 10:55 PM

Tayshaun Prince suffered a hip injury in Saturday's game against the Jazz, but he returned to the game and scored eight points with nine boards, three assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

It doesn't look like he is in danger of missing any action, and he will have plenty of time to recover prior to Tuesday's game vs. the Grizzlies. While this was a great line for Prince, he is far too inconsistent to rely upon outside of deeper leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 15 - 12:11 AM

Tayshaun Prince said the Pistons do not talk on the defensive end of the floor.

"We don't talk defensively, and therefore, there's a lot of breakdowns," Prince said. On a team with Andre Drummond as its anchor, that simply can't happen. Reggie Jackson agreed, and the Pistons need someone to emerge as a vocal on-court leader to echo what Stan Van Gundy is preaching.
Source: M Live
Mar 9 - 9:50 AM

Tayshaun Prince received a rousing ovation when introduced as the Pistons' starting SF on Tuesday, and he finished a home defeat the Cavs with seven points, four rebounds, two steals and one block.

The defensive stats are nice and he made one 3-pointer in 31 minutes of action, but this isn't 2004. Prince has been one of the league's most ineffective players over the past few seasons and his current PER of 12.1 ranks 234th in the league. He'll split minutes with Caron Butler and isn't a viable fantasy option outside of the deepest leagues.
Feb 24 - 10:29 PM

Tayshaun Prince will draw the start against the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

No, it's not 2007. Prince will jump ahead of Caron Butler in Stan Van Gundy's rotation and start at small forward agains the Cavs Tuesday night. While the 34-year-old may get starters minutes, he won't put up enough meaningful stats to be worth of a pickup in standard fantasy leagues.
Feb 24 - 11:43 AM

Coach Stan Van Gundy said he is leaning towards starting Tayshaun Prince against the Cavs on Tuesday.

This is bad news for those who picked up Caron Butler, who had an impressive 20-point game on Friday before cooling off on Sunday with seven points. Prince is one of the most boring players for a stats standpoint, so he and Butler basically cancel each other out.
Feb 23 - 4:52 PM

Tayshaun Prince is expected to make his Pistons debut on Tuesday.

Prince reportedly wanted a buyout to join a championship contender, but he's apparently warmed to the idea of staying in Detroit. He'll battle Caron Butler for the starting SF spot and both veterans are sketchy fantasy options regardless of which guy gets the job.
Feb 22 - 10:35 PM

Tayshaun Prince will not play against the Pistons on Sunday, according to head coach Stan Van Gundy.

Prince reportedly wants a buyout from the Pistons in order to join a contender, but SVG isn't going to let that happen. Prince can be cut across the board for now, while Caron Butler is coming off a 20-point performance on Friday and could end up playing big minutes again on Sunday.
Feb 22 - 2:03 PM

Tayshaun Prince wants a buyout from the Pistons, but head coach Stan Van Gundy said that is not going to happen.

"The reason Boston made the trade is to save money," Van Gundy said. "We're paying Tayshaun more money. If he was going to get bought out, he should have done it in Boston. They should let him be bought out. That's not on me to buy him out. That's not part of the deal." It seems like Prince is already at odds with his new team, so this certainly isn't going to help his chances of cracking the rotation. Prince isn't expected to play against the Wizards on Sunday anyways, so owners in most leagues can leave him on the wire until further notice.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 22 - 11:00 AM

Tayshaun Prince isn't expected to play against the Wizards on Sunday according to head coach Stan Van Gundy.

He's not expected to join the team until late Saturday night, so the good news is that he is not dealing with an injury. Caron Butler will likely play heavy minutes at small forward again on Sunday, while newly acquired Quincy Miller could see some minutes as well. Unless you believe that Prince can turn back the clock in Detroit, he belongs on the waiver wire.
Feb 21 - 1:53 PM

Tayshaun Prince is not expected to play for the Pistons until Sunday.

Prince was in Sacramento, will return to Boston, then end up in Detroit on Saturday night, meaning the earliest he'll be available is Sunday. Caron Butler is really the only option the Pistons have at small forward tonight against the Kings, so if there was ever a time to take a flier on him, it's now.
Feb 20 - 6:12 PM

The Pistons reportedly aren't expected to offer a Tayshaun Prince a buyout.

"[Prince] fills a position of need for us at small forward with his offensive and defensive versatility," said Stan Van Gundy in a statement following Thursday's trade. It is true that the Pistons are now thin at the small forward position after sending out Jonas Jerebko and Kyle Singler on Thursday's NBA trade deadline. However, Prince is at a point in his career that he's no longer capable of offering worthwhile statistics to teams in standard fantasy leagues, and he can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Feb 20 - 9:51 AM

Pistons acquire F Tayshaun Prince.

Tayshaun will head back to Detroit to join the team that drafted him. The Pistons appear to be making a playoff push in the wide open Eastern Conference and will hope that the 34-year-old will provide the veteran leadership that will put them over the hump. While Prince will help the Pistons, he can be left on waiver wires as he won't see enough playing time to help fantasy owners.
Feb 19 - 3:24 PM

Should Tayshaun Prince receive a buyout from the Celtics, the Clippers will be interested in acquiring his services.

The Clippers are hopeful that Prince will be interested in returning to his hometown of Los Angeles after a buyout is completed. However, Prince's days of relevancy in standard fantasy leagues are long behind him, and he belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues regardless of where he lands.
Feb 17 - 5:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Spencer Dinwiddie
3John Lucas
4Brandon Jennings
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
SF1Caron Butler
2Tayshaun Prince
3Quincy Miller
PF1Greg Monroe
2Anthony Tolliver
3Shawne Williams
C1Andre Drummond
2Joel Anthony