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Tayshaun Prince | Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/28/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 215
College: Kentucky
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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. Nov 23 - 11:05 PM

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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.
Nov 22 - 2:34 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.
Nov 10 - 11:52 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.
Nov 7 - 9:20 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.
Nov 7 - 4:58 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.
Oct 20 - 8:00 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.
Oct 14 - 9:58 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.
Oct 10 - 8:27 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.
Oct 7 - 11:45 AM

Tayshaun Prince has officially signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Prince's deal became official on Thursday as he inked his one-year deal for the veteran's minimum. The 35-year-old will help provide a young Wolves team with veteran leadership, but he won't see enough minutes to warrant a spot on fantasy rosters.
Aug 20 - 12:18 PM

Tayshaun Prince has signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Prince's deal will be for one year and the veteran's minimum, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports. While he'll help provide the Wolves with wing depth and veteran leadership, the 35-year-old won't see enough minutes to make a difference in most fantasy leagues.
Aug 13 - 1:53 PM

The Cavaliers have reached out to free agent Tayshaun Prince.

The 35-year-old Prince could give a contending team some reliable depth, but his days of being a fantasy factor are long gone. He posted a paltry Player Efficiency Rating of 12.0 during the 2014-15 season, the fourth straight year he's been far below the league average.
Jul 1 - 12:46 AM

Tayshaun Prince is not expected to play again this season.

It'll be Quincy Miller getting a big bump in minutes tonight. On Sunday, Miller played 27 minutes with six points, four boards, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers. Give him a look if you're desperate.
Apr 13 - 5:59 PM

Tayshaun Prince picked up a DNP-CD on Sunday.

Stan Van Gundy simply wanted to give more minutes to Quincy Miller and Jodie Meeks, though Prince's DNP wasn't ideally timed since the Pistons honored him with a video tribute during the game. Prince hopes to sign with a championship contender next season but it's hard to envision him with a fantasy-relevant role no matter where he lands.
Apr 12 - 7:18 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
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