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Drafted:Drafted by Detroit in 2002 (1/23).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Detroit in 2013.
3.2 ppg, 46.2 FG% in last 4 gp
|Assets:||Long of limb and very athletic. Can run the court like a guard and fill the lane with authority. Boasts excellent range beyond the 3-point arc. Is a solid man-to-man defender and a good, active passer who takes care of the ball. A lefty shooter who's hard to guard.|
|Flaws:||Does everything well but doesn't often stand out in any area. Capable of hitting big shots but won't take over on either end. Can sometimes get posted up by power forwards when lined up against them in small-ball lineups, due to his very thin frame.|
|Career Potential:||Above-average veteran two-way forward.|
|NBA||Member of NBA Championship Team||2003-04|
|NBA||All-Defensive Second Team||2007-08, 2006-07, 2005-06, 2004-05|
|Olympics||Member of the gold-winning U.S. Olympic Team||2008|
|12/26/2013||Missed 3 games (sore left knee).|
|12/18/2013||Sore left knee, day-to-day.|
|1/30/2013||Acquired from the Detroit Pistons.|
|1/28/2012||Missed 2 games (personal reasons).|
|1/25/2012||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|12/09/2011||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Pistons to a four-year contract.|
|3/06/2011||Missed 4 games (back injury).|
|2/25/2011||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|4/09/2010||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|4/07/2010||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|1/22/2010||Missed 6 games (sore left knee).|
|1/11/2010||Sore left knee, day-to-day.|
|12/27/2009||Missed 26 games (strained back).|
|11/03/2009||Strained back, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/31/2005||Signed by the Detroit Pistons to a five-year contract extension.|
|1/30/2013||Toronto Raptors acquired Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi from the Memphis Grizzlies for Jose Calderon, Ed Davis, a 2013 second-round pick and cash. Memphis Grizzlies traded Jose Calderon to the Detroit Pistons for Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince.|
|6/26/2002||Drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1st round (23rd overall) in 2002.|
Tayshaun Prince back to Tayshaun Prince form | 03/05/2014 11:42 PM
NewsTayshaun 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.
ImpactThe 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.
Tayshaun Prince scores 21 points vs. Wizards | 03/03/2014 10:21 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince scored 21 points vs. the Wizards on Monday with six boards, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.
ImpactHe 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.
Wolves going after Tayshaun Prince in trade | 02/17/2014 8:03 PM
NewsThe Timberwolves are interested in acquiring Tayshaun Prince and a deal could be expanded to adding Tony Allen, according to Yahoo! Sports.
ImpactPrince has $7.7 million left on his contract or 2014-15, but the Grizzlies 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.
Tayshaun Prince scores 14 points in Orlando | 02/12/2014 9:43 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince finished Wednesday's victory in Orlando with 14 points on 7-of-13 shooting, falling two points shy of his season high.
ImpactThe 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.
Report: Grizzlies hope to upgrade at SF | 02/08/2014 9:52 AM
NewsThe Grizzlies are "known to be ... in search of an upgrade at the small forward spot," according to USA Today's Sam Amick.
ImpactTayshaun 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.
Tayshaun Prince looks good vs. old team | 01/05/2014 4:16 PM
NewsTayshaun 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.
ImpactIn 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.
Tayshaun Prince returns, scores nine | 12/27/2013 1:34 AM
NewsTayshaun 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.
ImpactHe 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.
Tayshaun Prince (knee) starting at SF Thurs. | 12/26/2013 6:51 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince (knee) will return to the Grizzlies' starting lineup on Thursday, shifting James Johnson back to the bench.
Ronald Tillery on Twitter
ImpactJohnson 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.
Tayshaun Prince still out on Monday | 12/23/2013 6:23 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.
Aaron Falk on Twitter
ImpactThe Grizzlies will continue to use James Johnson in the starting lineup and get Mike Miller some shots on the wing. Tony Allen has been tremendous lately and is a must-start option. Prince is not worth owning in most leagues with his game not really translating to fantasy.
Tayshaun Prince (knee) doubtful for Saturday | 12/20/2013 1:13 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince (knee) did not practice on Friday and is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Knicks.
Rob Fischer on Twitter
ImpactPrince left Tuesday's game against the Lakers after injuring his knee and has been unable to practice since. Saturday would be the second consecutive game missed for Prince, but he is a great example of a player who is more valuable to his real time than his fantasy team. With averages of just 6.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game this season, Prince is better served on fantasy waiver wires.
Tayshaun Prince sitting out with sore knee | 12/18/2013 7:42 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince missed Wednesday's game with a sore knee.
Rob Fischer on Twitter
ImpactHe sat out the second half of Tuesday's game with the injury. Details are sketchy, but we're assuming Prince is day-to-day with his injury.
Tayshaun Prince sits second half w/ injury | 12/18/2013 2:01 AM
NewsTayshaun Prince was apparently injured during Tuesday's game and missed the second half of the game, although we're not sure of his injury details.
3 Shades of Blue
ImpactPrince has been useless in fantasy, but his absence should mean more run for Tony Allen, Jon Leuer and newly-signed James Johnson. Johnson made his Grizzlies debut last night and had two points in four minutes.
Tayshaun Prince typically lean on stat sheet | 12/15/2013 9:35 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince had two points, four rebounds and three steals in 26 minutes on Sunday, as the Grizzlies fell at home to the Timberwolves.
ImpactThe steals are nice but there's simply no way around Prince's anemic offense -- his 6.5 points per game are the lowest since his rookie season in 2002-03. For fantasy purposes, few players do so little with so many minutes.
Prince scores 16 points with Gasol out | 11/26/2013 12:11 AM
NewsTayshaun Prince scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting (including a three) with one rebound, two assists and one steal in Monday's loss.
ImpactPrince will try to pick up some of the slack left by Marc Gasol's departure but he's going to struggle to maintain any real fantasy value. Just keep one eye on him for now.
Tayshaun Prince scores nine in opener | 10/31/2013 2:23 AM
NewsTayshaun Prince hit 4-of-4 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, two rebounds and one assist on Wednesday.
ImpactHe's still getting over an illness, but sick or not, he's not a guy you want in your fantasy lineup. Quincy Pondexter had 13 points, three assists, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers off the bench, and could steal Prince's job before all is said and done. Just keep an eye on this situation.
Tayshaun Prince plays 15 minutes in return | 10/25/2013 11:36 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince played 15 minutes in his return to the lineup, failing to score with three boards and two assists.
ImpactHe was very sick and it was a mild surprise that he was able to get out on the court before the regular season. Prince's game hasn't translated to fantasy in a while, so he's not someone worth owning in almost any format.
Tayshaun Prince returning on Friday night | 10/25/2013 6:39 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince (illness) will play on Friday night.
Ronald Tillery on Twitter
ImpactHe has reportedly been very sick and lost 12-15 pounds. There hasn't been much news on the Prince front over the past couple weeks, so it's nice to see he's ready to go. His arrival hurts the prospects of Quincy Pondexter as a late-round pick in deep leagues while Prince's lack of overall production keeps him from standard-league consideration.
Tayshaun Prince still sidelined for Grizz | 10/23/2013 11:02 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince missed another game for the Grizzlies with an illness on Wednesday.
Memphis Commercial Appeal
ImpactHe has lost 12-15 pounds with from his stomach illness and doesn't have a timetable to return. Prince hasn't been able to eat and this should not be taken lightly. Quincy Pondexter makes sense as a pick in very deep drafts.
Tayshaun Prince out again with illness | 10/15/2013 8:41 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince will not play in Tuesday's preseason game due to an ongoing illness.
ImpactIt kept him out of his last game too, but he should be back in action soon. Zach Randolph is also being rested tonight.
Prince 'limited' according to Hollins | 05/27/2013 9:04 PM
NewsCoach Lionel Hollins said that Tayshaun Prince (ankle) will be limited during Monday's Game 4 matchup against the Spurs.
Jeff McDonald on Twitter
ImpactQuincy Pondexter is holding down the fort as a backup wing and has been an unlikely contributor at times during these playoffs. He'll get some extra minutes if Prince cannot go, and both guys will need to step up if the Grizzlies are to stave off elimination tonight.
Tayshaun Prince returns after spraining ankle | 05/26/2013 12:07 AM
NewsTayshaun Prince sprained his ankle during Saturday's Game 3 defeat, finishing with only seven points and one rebound in 21 minutes.
ImpactPrince played 16 minutes in Game 2 when he was healthy, and he was on the court late in the fourth quarter and overtime, but his ankle could swell overnight. The Grizzlies return on Monday with their playoff lives at stake, so keep an eye out for updates -- if Tayshaun is limited in any way, Quincy Pondexter (16 points, three 3-pointers) will step into an even bigger role.
Tayshaun Prince sprains ankle in Game 3 | 05/25/2013 10:02 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince sprained his right ankle during Game 3 vs. the Spurs on Saturday, but he's expected to return.
ImpactPrince limped off in the second quarter, after the Grizzlies' big early lead had been chipped down to single-digits, but it sounds like he avoided any serious injury.
Tayshaun Prince gets treatment on back | 05/05/2013 2:43 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince received treatment on his back and started the second half.
Ronald Tillery on Twitter
ImpactThis doesn't appear to be a serious issue for the 33-year-old forward. Prince made just 3.9 field goals during the regular season with Memphis and isn't a big part of their offense.
Tayshaun Prince returns to form in win | 03/21/2013 1:04 AM
NewsTayshaun Prince, who somehow had a double-double on Monday, hit 3-of-13 shots for seven points and three rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Thunder.
ImpactThat's more like it. Prince is always worth keeping an eye on, but unless you're in a very deep league, chances are high that you can find a better player on your waiver wire.
Tayshaun Prince double-doubles on Monday | 03/19/2013 2:04 AM
NewsTayshaun Prince had a double-double with 12 points and 14 boards, adding, four assists and one block in 36 minutes against the Wolves on Monday.
ImpactHe hasn't really been worth it in fantasy leagues and in is previous 20 games with Memphis, Prince averaged just 9.5 points, 4.7 boards, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 triples. He's not really on the radar in standard leagues.
Tayshaun Prince scores 18 in Grizzlies win | 03/14/2013 1:59 AM
NewsTayshaun Prince had 18 points and six rebounds on 9-of-15 shooting in Wednesday's tough win over the Clippers, as the Grizzlies quietly won for the 14th time in 15 games.
ImpactPrince tied his season high with the Grizzlies, but he needs to shoot lights-out in order to post a line like this one. He's been too inconsistent for fantasy owners to rely upon, but he does do enough to make him worth a look in deep leagues. But the reality is this line is about as much as he's capable of at this point in his career. He also suffered a right hand injury late in the game, but played through it.
Tayshaun Prince scores 14 pts w/ nice line | 03/03/2013 9:45 PM
NewsIn one of his best performances with the Grizzlies, Tayshaun Prince scored 14 points in 28 minutes vs. the Magic on Sunday.
ImpactPrince knocked down two 3-pointers and added four rebounds, three assists, one steal and zero turnovers to round out his line. The Grizzlies are 9-3 since trading away Rudy Gay, and Prince's quiet, steady play at SF has been a big reason for their success.
Grizzlies win w/ five guys in double-digits | 02/24/2013 10:48 PM
NewsAll five Grizzlies starters scored double-digit points in Sunday's win over the Nets, led by Zach Randolph's 16 points and 14 rebounds.
ImpactThe Grizzlies held the Nets to 72 points in the sort of grind-it-out game that they relish. They've won seven straight games and now boast an 8-2 record since trading Rudy Gay and acquiring Tayshaun Prince and Ed Davis (scoreless in five minutes). Prince only had 11 points and one assist tonight, but his teammates have praised his offensive impact and it's quickly showing up in the stat sheet. As noted by NBA writer Jack Appleman, "The Grizzlies were 25th league-wide in assists-to-field-goals made before the trade and have been third since at 64 percent."
Prince pedestrian again on Friday | 02/09/2013 2:28 AM
NewsTayshaun Prince scored six points on 3-of-12 shooting (no threes) with four rebounds, five assists, and one block in 35 minutes on Friday.
ImpactPrince hasn't changed his stripes in Memphis, making him a deep league asset only right now.
Tayshaun Pince scores six points in 30 min. | 02/07/2013 12:44 AM
NewsTayshaun Prince hit 3-of-9 shots for six points, two rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes on Wednesday.
ImpactHe played 37 minutes in his previous game for his new team and was much more effective. He's still Tayshaun Prince and is worth keeping a close eye on as long as he's getting 30-plus minutes per game, but is still not a must-own player because of nights like this one.
Tayshaun Prince plays 37 minutes in loss | 02/06/2013 12:27 AM
NewsTayshaun Prince started and played 37 minutes on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals on 5-of-12 shooting.
ImpactThat's a ton of minutes and even an old guy like Prince has a chance for success if the minutes stay so high. He's not a must-own player, but could be very soon if he keeps getting this kind of run. Keep a close eye on him.
Tayshaun Prince expected to start Tuesday | 02/05/2013 1:19 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince is expected to make his debut in the Grizzlies starting lineup on Tuesday against the Suns.
Christopher Hrabe on Twitter
ImpactPrince played 32 minutes off the bench in his Grizzlies debut, a number he's likely to hover around again now that he's in a starting role. He scored 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go along with a block, and as usual, he's proving that he's largely a one-trick pony in fantasy circles. Owners in standard formats can do better.
Tayshaun Prince scores 14 in Memphis debut | 02/02/2013 2:06 AM
NewsTayshaun Prince made his Memphis debut on Friday, scoring 14 points with one rebound, three assists and one block in 32 minutes in a win over Washington.
ImpactHe came off the bench, but he received plenty of time on the court with the usual starters. Prince should take over as as the starting small forward in due time and it's usually exciting for fantasy owners to grab a new key role player, but his lack of production outside of points is going to limit his value. Owners in standard leagues should be able to do better.
Grizzlies newbies playing, but not starting | 02/01/2013 8:25 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince, Ed Davis, and Austin Daye will each play in Friday's game against the Wizards, but none of them will start.
Memphis Commercial Appeal
ImpactPrince will move into the starting job eventually, but tonight is all about assimilating the new players into the team concept and we wouldn't expect them to play normal minutes. Mike Conley, Jerryd Bayless, Tony Allen, Zach Randolph, and Marc Gasol will start, and if you're looking at Bayless, Allen, or Darrell Arthur, just realize that the new guys will cut into their prior workloads.
Grizz wouldn't have done deal without Prince | 02/01/2013 4:09 PM
NewsGrizzlies GM Chris Wallace said he would not have pulled the trigger on Wednesday's trade if he didn't get Tayshaun Prince back.
Memphis Commercial Appeal
ImpactThe Grizzlies are apparently high on Prince's all-around offensive game and the upgrade he'll provide on Rudy Gay's defense. Expect him to start at small forward and push for 30 minutes nightly. Fantasy owners should note that Prince was getting 32.4 minutes per game in Detroit, but still managed just 11.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists. He will be available for Friday's game against the Wizards, as will Ed Davis and Austin Daye.
Update: Prince, Davis, Daye likely out Friday | 02/01/2013 12:02 PM
NewsUpdating a previous item, Tayshaun Prince, Ed Davis and Austin Daye are all likely to be out again for the Grizzlies on Friday.
Chris Herrington on Twitter
ImpactBecause of the complex nature of the trade and other parties of the deal having to pass their physicals, the Grizzlies are looking like they'll be shorthanded once again on Friday. Jerryd Bayless should play big minutes once again, while Tony Allen, Darrell Arthur and Chris Johnson should see an increase in minutes as well.
Prince, Davis, Daye could all play on Friday | 02/01/2013 8:57 AM
NewsTayshaun Prince, Ed Davis and Austin Daye have all completed their physicals and could be available to play on Friday.
Chris Vernon on Twitter
ImpactThe other parties involved in the trade have to complete their physicals before the three players can play for Memphis, but the newest Grizzlies are good to go as long as they're cleared to play. Prince should be the starting small forward in Memphis with Austin Daye backing him up, while Ed Davis loses a lot of his appeal seated behind Zach Randolph.
Prince, Daye, Davis not available Thursday | 01/31/2013 1:54 PM
NewsNew Grizzlies Tayshaun Prince, Ed Davis and Austin Daye are not expected to play on Thursday.
Steve Alexander on Twitter
ImpactAll three players should be available on Friday, but this means that Zach Randolph, Tony Allen, Darrell Arthur and Chris Johnson will all see extended minutes.
Tayshaun Prince could see boost in Memphis | 01/30/2013 8:27 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince looks like the new starting small forward in Memphis after Rudy Gay was tentatively traded to the Raptors on Wednesday.
ImpactPrince looks like a no-brainer to start at small forward for the Grizzlies, and while he was already starting for the Pistons, the change of scenery could work in his favor. He's not a must-own player, but should be watched closely in his first few games for his new team.
Prince, Daye inactive amid trade reports | 01/30/2013 7:43 PM
NewsTayshaun Prince and Austin Daye are inactive for Wednesday's game amid reports they'll be sent to the Grizzlies as part of a three-team trade.
Scott Agness on Twitter
ImpactPrince, Daye and Raptors F Ed Davis will be sent to Memphis as part of the trade, while Jose Calderon lands in Detroit and Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi are dealt to Toronto.The move to Memphis could be a nice boost for Prince's fantasy value considering he'll likely receive 30-plus minutes and could be energized by playing on a contender again.
Tayshaun Prince gets hot, scores 21 points | 01/06/2013 11:58 PM
NewsFresh off a 2-of-12 shooting performance, Tayshaun Prince made 9-of-15 shots on Sunday to finish with 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists. one steal, one block and four turnovers in 42 minutes.
ImpactThe loss to Charlotte snapped Detroit's five-game win streak, which included wins over the Wizards (twice) and Kings, but also the Heat and Hawks. Prince is playing nearly 32 minutes per game in the past two weeks but his trickle of across-the-board production only gives him late-round appeal in 12-team leagues.
|Minutes||39.2||vs. NY||Feb 18||44.3|
|FG Made||8||at Wsh||Mar 3||10|
|FG Attempts||13||2 times-last:at Orl||last:Feb 12||18|
|3Pts Made||2||2 times-last:at Wsh||last:Mar 3||3|
|3Pts Attempts||4||at Min||Jan 31||4|
|FT Made||4||2 times-last:at LAC||last:Nov 18||5|
|FT Attempts||5||at LAC||Nov 18||6|
|Total Rebounds||9||at Sac||Nov 17||14|
|Offensive Rebounds||2||3 times-last:at Min||last:Jan 31||4|
|Defensive Rebounds||8||at Sac||Nov 17||11|
|Assists||5||at Okl||Feb 3||7|
|Steals||3||vs. Min||Dec 15||3|
|Blocks||2||vs. NO||Jan 20||1|
|Turnovers||3||at Dal||Nov 2||4|
|Points||21||at Wsh||Mar 3||24|
|Games||82||7 times-last: 2012-13 (Det/Mem)|
|Games Started||82||5 times-last: 2008-09 (Det)|
|FG Made||473||2010-11 (Det)|
|FG Attempts||1020||2008-09 (Det)|
|3Pts Made||81||2006-07 (Det)|
|3Pts Attempts||210||2006-07 (Det)|
|3Pt %||.397||2008-09 (Det)|
|FT Made||221||2004-05 (Det)|
|FT Attempts||274||2004-05 (Det)|
|Total Rebounds||476||2008-09 (Det)|
|Total Rebounds/Game||5.8||2008-09 (Det)|
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