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Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye and Ed Davis, all obtained by the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-team deal earlier this week, were expected to be in uniform for Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards.
Prince and Daye, who came from the Detroit Pistons, and Davis, who was part of the trade that sent Grizzlies leading scorer Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors, were cleared to play earlier Friday.
Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said none of the three would move into the starting lineup, leaving Jerryd Bayless, who replaced Gay in Thursday night's loss to Oklahoma City, in the starting role. But Hollins said he expects the players to take on roles immediately.
''Since we don't score a lot of points, they will be able to mesh really well,'' Hollins said with a laugh.
All three of the new players were available to the media before the game. Prince, who had played in Detroit since being drafted in the first round in 2002, is expected to eventually replace Gay in the Grizzlies' lineup.
''I thought I would be there longer than this,'' Prince said. ''I thought they felt comfortable with what I was doing there as far as trying to put the team in the right direction, so I was pretty shocked at what happened.''
He later added: ''Just a lot of mixed emotions at the time, but it's a change now, and it's time to start the new chapter.''
Prince also insisted he is not coming to Memphis to replace Gay because they provide different skills on the court. He expects to just play his style and provide leadership.
''Hopefully, me, Ed and Austin can just bring what we do best and help the team out that way,'' he said, ''as opposed to trying to find one of these guys to replace what Rudy did because it's not going to happen.''
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Tayshaun Prince has played his entire career with the Detroit Pistons, so it’d be natural to expect him to run out of the tunnel, just like he has since entering the league in 2002. Earlier today, reports surfaced of a three-team trade that would send Prince to the Memphis Grizzlies. One eager Prince fan apparently didn’t get the memo — fortunately the TV cameras were rolling...
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Tweet Long-time Detroit Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince, one of the last remaining players from the Pistons 2004 NBA championship roster, was dealt to the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday afternoon for Jose Calderon. Once a fan wearing a Prince jersey found out Prince wasn’t coming down the tunnel pre-game, the fan quickly ripped his jersey off. Watch: [...]
Tayshaun Prince came off the bench in his Memphis Grizzlies debut and made his presence felt in 32 minutes. Prince hit 7-of-11 shots for 14 points. He also collected a rebound, three assists and a block. A solid start in Memphis, and I expect the former Piston to slide into the starting lineup after a few games.
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By Ron Higgins MEMPHIS -- Even as someone as stoic as pokerfaced Tayshaun Prince could not ignore the enormity of the moment. He had started 798 straight games (695 in regular season, 103 in playoffs) when healthy, dating to 2004-05 for the Detroit Pistons. But here was on Friday night in FedExForum, entering a game for the first time in his 11 NBA seasons not wearing a No...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Mike Conley scored 18 points and Tayshaun Prince added 14 in his Memphis debut, including a pair of key fourth-quarter jumpers, as the Grizzlies defeated the Washington Wizards 85-76 on Friday night.
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