Pistons Sign Tayshaun Prince To Contract Extension
Monday, October 31, 2005
“We are very pleased to have reached an agreement on a contract extension with Tayshaun Prince,” said Dumars. “He’s been a valuable member of our team both on and off the floor in each of his first three years, and I’m pleased that he will continue to wear a Pistons’ uniform through the 2010-11 season.”
Prince, 24, ended the 2004-05 NBA season with career averages of 10.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.75 blocks and 29.9 minutes in 206 games. He averaged career highs in points (14.7) (career-high .487 FG, .341 3FG, career-high .807 FT), rebounds (5.3), assists (3.0), blocks (0.87) and minutes (37.1) last season and was the only Pistons player to play in all 82 regular-season games. Prince ranked fifth among NBA small forwards in field goal percentage and finished third in the NBA’s Most Improved Award voting. The 2004 NBA All-Defensive Second Team member, became the first Pistons rookie to start a playoff game since Joe Dumars (1986) when he started Game 2 of the 2003 Eastern Conference Finals vs. New Jersey.