Detroit Pistons small forward Tayshaun Prince is sadly (for me anyways) an unrestricted free agent. With the lockout unofficially over, NBA teams are scurrying to find players and get rosters in place. A few teams have their eye on Prince.
It’s been rumored that the Los Angeles Clippers have been in contact with Prince. Teams have been allowed to contact and discuss terms with players as of Wednesday but have to wait until Dec. 9th to arrange any formal or written contract. The Clippers are looking for a proven small forward and in addition to Prince, they are also looking Dallas Mavericks unrestricted SF at Caron Butler.
Interestingly enough, right before the last trade deadline the Maverick’s offered a 1st round pick and the expiring contract of injured Caron Butler for Prince. The Piston’s declined the offer.
Also rumored to be interested in Prince are the New Jersey nets and Miami Heat. Ugh, Miami. Prince averaged 14.1 points last season on a severely declining Piston’s team. After having a back injury. But with a new coach and a new owner, things could be turning around this season and the 9 year Piston’s veteran seems only to be getting better.
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