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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 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
Source: ESPN.com

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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.
Source: NBA.com
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

Tayshaun Prince is unlikely to be traded before the deadline, but buyout talks have been put on hold just in case, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.

The Celtics are seemingly intent on exhausting all trade options before buying out the 34-year-old, but it's unlikely Prince will be wearing Celtic green for much longer. Prince will bring a veteran presence with him wherever he ends up, but he can safely be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues at this stage of his career.
Feb 17 - 1:54 PM

After falling behind 16-2 on Wednesday, Tayshaun Prince said he wants the Celtics to show more fight.

Following the Celtics rally to defeat the Hawks on Wednesday, Prince said the C's need to open games strong. "Don’t wait until Mike Tyson hits you to decide that it’s time to play some basketball," the veteran said. "We’ve definitely got some guys with some fight, but the most important thing is we need to see that fight from the beginning." Prince has served as a stabilizing force for the rebuilding Celtics, but he can be left on the wire with averages of 7.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.0 steals over his last two games.
Feb 12 - 11:37 AM

Tayshaun Prince is the player on the Celtics who has reportedly drawn the most interest trade interest.

While some clubs are waiting to see if Prince will be bought out, one source said, "He knows how to play, and he’s played in big games. Someone hoping to make a playoff run is going to want him, even if it’s just for depth or insurance." While Prince will be a solid addition for a playoff contender, he's only averaging 7.6 points and 3.1 rebounds on the season so he doesn't belong on fantasy rosters outside of deep leagues.
Feb 10 - 9:51 AM

Tayshaun Prince scored eight points in 18 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with six rebounds, four assist and no turnovers.

He returned from a hip injury and was close to his usual playing time. Prince is very likely to be traded or bought out, so there is almost no reason to add him, especially since he's been one of the worst per-minute players in the past five years.
Feb 7 - 11:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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