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Tayshaun Prince | Forward

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/28/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 215
College: Kentucky
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Tayshaun Prince (ankle) returned to the Grizzlies' starting lineup on Sunday, scoring nine points with one 3-pointer, five rebounds, two assists and one block in 21 minutes.
Prince missed three games with his sprained ankle, during which time James Johnson stepped into the starting SF job. Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger has been committed to Prince as a starter all season, though he's provided negligible fantasy value in 26 minutes per game. Apr 14 - 12:43 AM

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Tayshaun Prince was a participant in Sunday's shootaround, and he is officially a game-time decision vs. the Lakers.

Tayshaun is a guy who offers much more to his real life team, than to a fantasy team. If Tayshaun does suit up, he will essentially cancel out the value James Johnson. Check back closer to the tip for official confirmation on Prince's status.
Apr 13 - 2:06 PM

Tayshaun Prince will miss Friday's game against the Sixers with a sprained left ankle.

He's expected to travel over the weekend and could be available for future games, but James Johnson will likely get another start on Friday.
Apr 10 - 1:13 PM

Tayshaun Prince (ankle) will not play against the Heat on Wednesday night.

James Johnson will get the start in Prince's place. Prince went down with an ankle sprain back on Friday and could miss his third game on Friday vs. the Sixers. Johnson is a high-risk, high-reward play tonight for his output in defensive stats.
Apr 9 - 6:33 PM

Tayshaun Prince, who missed Sunday's game and Tuesday's practice with a sprained left ankle, is questionable for Wednesday against the Heat.

If he's out again, look for James Johnson to have a decent game against LeBron and company.
Apr 8 - 1:01 PM

Tayshaun Prince (left ankle sprain) didn't travel with the Grizzlies to San Antonio and he will not play on Sunday.

Prince hurt himself at the end of the first half on Friday. James Johnson immediately replaced him in the lineup, but Mike Miller started the second half and Tony Allen picked up extra minutes as a reserve, whereas Johnson never left the bench after halftime. Miller might be the most worthwhile option for owners in need of 3-pointers, but there isn't a ton of upside among the Grizzlies' swingmen.

Tayshaun Prince (left ankle sprain) will not return to Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

The Grizzlies will likely go with a team approach of Mike Miller, James Johnson and Tony Allen while Prince is out. With those guys more focused on filling in at small forward, Courtney Lee also benefits because he should get more time at shooting guard. Miller started the second half.
Apr 4 - 8:35 PM

Tayshaun Prince, who somehow scored 21 points on Monday, didn't hit a shot or do anything relevant in just 17 minutes of Wednesday's ugly loss to the Nets.

The Grizzlies outscored the Nets 34-16 in the fourth quarter and still lost by nine, so there's not a lot to learn from this game. However, what we already knew was that Prince's 21-point performance on Monday had fluke written all over it. When you toss out Monday's game, Prince has scored a grand total of 21 points in his other four games over his last five. Ignore him.
Mar 5 - 11:42 PM

Tayshaun Prince scored 21 points vs. the Wizards on Monday with six boards, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

He was a little more involved tonight with James Johnson (ankle) not playing and Courtney Lee getting into some early foul trouble. Prince hasn't really had his numbers translate to fantasy in quite some time, so there's really no reason to add him based on a rare productive line.
Mar 3 - 10:21 PM

The Timberwolves are interested in acquiring Tayshaun Prince and a deal could be expanded to adding Tony Allen, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Prince has $7.7 million left on his contract or 2014-15, but the Wolves are looking to get some extra defense. The Wolves would likely include Chase Budinger and J.J. Barea to basically make it an offense for defense swap. Nothing is imminent, but the deal seems to make sense at least on the Memphis side considering how they've done very well with Courtney Lee and James Johnson.
Feb 17 - 8:03 PM

Tayshaun Prince finished Wednesday's victory in Orlando with 14 points on 7-of-13 shooting, falling two points shy of his season high.

The veteran SF chipped in five rebounds and one assist. This was only the second time Prince has reached double-figures in the Grizzlies' previous 16 games, and he's already been held scoreless in three February games. Those numbers should scare away even the most optimistic fantasy owners.
Feb 12 - 9:43 PM

The Grizzlies are "known to be ... in search of an upgrade at the small forward spot," according to USA Today's Sam Amick.

Tayshaun Prince is having a lousy season, shooting 38.0 percent from the field with nothing to hang his hat on offensively or defensively, but the mid-season acquisition of James Johnson should ensure that Memphis doesn't make any moves out of desperation. Just file away this tidbit as the trade deadline creeps into view.
Source: USA Today
Feb 8 - 9:52 AM

Tayshaun Prince looked great against his former team in Sunday's win at The Palace of Auburn Hills, scoring 15 points with four boards, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

In a post-game interview on the Memphis broadcast, Prince said his knee is feeling a lot better. His 32 minutes tonight were his highest total since Dec. 9 and his 15 points were one off his season high. Prince hasn't really been able to have his numbers translate into fantasy output in quite some time, so he can remain on the wire in standard leagues.
Jan 5 - 4:16 PM

Tayshaun Prince scored nine points in 25 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday to go with one rebound, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He missed four games with a knee injury and played 25 minutes tonight, which is just a shade below his 26.6 minute average on the season. Prince made just his fourth triple of the season tonight and his game has never really been one that garners the attention of fantasy owners.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 01:34:00 AM

Tayshaun Prince (knee) will return to the Grizzlies' starting lineup on Thursday, shifting James Johnson back to the bench.

Johnson was impressive while Prince was out, playing with great energy, and it would be surprising if he fell completely out of the picture. Fantasy owners are well acquainted with Tayshaun's lack of reliable value, even if he's getting solid minutes, so his return doesn't have many positive ramifications in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 06:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Nick Calathes
3Beno Udrih
SG1Tony Allen
2Courtney Lee
3Mike Miller
4Jamaal Franklin
SF1Tayshaun Prince
2James Johnson
3Quincy Pondexter
PF1Zach Randolph
2Ed Davis
3Jon Leuer
C1Marc Gasol
2Kosta Koufos