Tayshaun Prince

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Tayshaun

Prince

2015 - 16 MPGFG%3P%FT%PPGRPGAPGBPG
SEASON 19 44.5 17.4 68.4 2.9 1.9 1 0.2
CAREER STATS 31 45.5 36.7 75.6 11.1 4.3 2.4 0.5

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LATEST VIDEOS

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Taurean Prince runs back on defense and rejects Goran Dragic's shot attempt out of bounds.

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Karl-Anthony Towns scores 27 points and grabs nine rebounds to lead the Timberwolves to victory over the Blazers, 106-105.

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Jose Barea scores 21 points and Wesley Matthews adds 19 as Dallas wins it, 88-78.

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Gordon Hayward leads a balanced attack with 24 points, Rudy Gobert adds 10 with 14 rebounds as the Jazz take it, 98-85.

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Off the missed shot, Tayshaun Prince lobs it up to a high-flying Andrew Wiggins for the highlight alley-oop jam.

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Ricky Rubio steals the ball and finds Tayshaun Prince for the big slam.

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Khris Middleton goes off for 32 points as the Bucks beat the Timberwolves 116-101 on Friday night.

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Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday each score 27 points and Ryan Anderson adds 26 as the Pelicans beat the Timberwolves 116-102.

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Andrew Wiggins scores 31 points and Karl-Anthony Towns adds 17 as the Timberwolves beat the Clippers, 108-102.

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Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum score 21 points as the Blazers beat the Timberwolves 96-93

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Derrick Favors scores 20 points and grabs 9 rebounds as the Jazz defeat the Timberwolves 103-90.

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LeBron James scores 25 points and dishes out nine assists as the Cavaliers drop the Timberwolves at Quicken Loans Arena.

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Anthony Davis scores 35 points as the Pelicans defeat the Timberwolves 114-99.

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Ish Smith scores 21 with 11 assists and Richaun Holmes adds 17 as the Sixers beat the Timberwolves 109-99.

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Greg Monroe scores 19 points as the Bucks defeat the Timberwolves 95-85.

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Kawhi Leonard and Boban Marjanovic score 17 points each as the Spurs beat the Timberwolves 101-95.

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Monta Ellis scores 22 points and grabs six rebounds as the Pacers defeat the Timberwolves 102-88 in Minnesota.

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Kawhi Leonard scores 19 points as the Spurs defeat the Timberwolves 108-83.

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Karl-Anthony Towns scores 25 points with 16 rebounds but Jae Crowder scores 18 with 10 rebounds as the Celtics beat the Timberwolves 113-99.

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The Timberwolves beat the Nets 100-85 behind Karl-Anthony Towns 24 points and 10 rebounds.


PLAYER BIO

Professional History

2013-14 SEASON:
Concluded his second season in Memphis and 12th in the NBA with averages of 6.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists on .407 shooting in 25.6 minutes in 76 games (all starts)… Played and started in at least 75 games for the ninth time in his career… Grabbed a season‐high nine rebounds on Nov. 17 at Sacramento… Scored a team‐high 16 points on Nov. 25 vs. Houston… Recorded a career‐high tying three steals on Dec. 15 vs. Minnesota… Scored a season‐high 21 points and made eight field goals, including two threepointers, on March 3 at Washington… Led the team or tied for the team lead in scoring twice, assists once, steals nine times, blocks five times and minutes three times… Posted 10+ points 14 times and 20+ points once… Missed six games due to injury… Missed three games from Dec. 18‐23 due to left knee soreness… Missed three games from April 6‐11 due to a sprained left ankle..

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 (Detroit/Memphis): Added versatility and veteran leadership to the Memphis Grizzlies starting lineup following a midseason trade from the Detroit Pistons… Averaged 10.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists on .438 shooting (.404 3FG shooting) in 32.1 minutes in 82 games (81 starts) with Detroit and Memphis, playing an 82-game regular season slate for the seventh time in his career… One of 17 players to play 82 games and start 81… Shot at least .400 from three-point range for the first time since his rookie season… After 10-plus seasons in Detroit, traded by the Pistons with Austin Daye to Memphis on Jan. 30 as part of a three-team trade that sent Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi from Memphis to the Toronto Raptors, and Ed Davis and a 2013 second round draft pick from Toronto to Memphis and Jose Calderon from Toronto to Detroit… Averaged 8.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists on .429 shooting in 31.7 minutes in 37 games (36 starts) with the Grizzlies… Posted 11.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists on .444 shooting in 32.4 minutes in 45 games (all starts) for the Pistons… Left the Pistons ranked fifth in franchise history in games played (769) and three-pointers made (499), seventh in blocks (441), eighth in points (9,838) and field goals made (3,960) and 10th in rebounds (3,586) and assists (2,036)… Scored a season-high 24 points on Dec. 5 vs. Golden State… Came off the bench to score 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting in his Grizzlies debut on Feb. 1 vs. Washington… His lone appearance off the bench against the Wizards snapped a streak of 672 consecutive starts that dated back to Feb. 18, 2004 vs. Milwaukee… Surpassed 10,000 career points on March 13 at LA Clippers… Recorded a season-high 14 rebounds on March 18 vs. Minnesota… Scored 18 points and made all eight of his field goal attempts on Feb. 10 vs. Minnesota, tying a Grizzlies franchise record for most field goals made without a miss… Recorded a season-high seven assists on March 8 at Cleveland… Scored 10-plus points 46 times (15 times with Memphis) and 20-plus points three times… Grabbed 10-plus rebounds twice (once with Memphis)… Recorded two double-doubles (one with Memphis)… Inactive two games as a result of the midseason trade… 2013 Playoffs: Averaged 7.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists on .355 shooting in 30.1 minutes, helping Memphis reach the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history...

2011-12 (Detroit): Averaged 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists on .421 shooting in a team-high 33.1 minutes in 63 games (all starts) in his 10th season in with the Pistons… Reached 9,000 career points on March 14, 2012 at Sacramento, becoming the 10th Piston to score at least 9,000 points… Played his 700th career game on March 10, 2012 vs. Toronto, becoming only the sixth Piston to play in 700 games, joining Joe Dumars, Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Vinnie Johnson and Lindsey Hunter… Led the team in minutes per game for the sixth time in his career…

2010-11 (Detroit): Averaged 14.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists on .473 shooting in a team-high 32.8 minutes in 78 games (all starts)…

2009-10 (Detroit): Averaged 13.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 34.0 minutes in 49 games (all starts), his fewest games played since his rookie season… Missed 26 games with a ruptured disc in his lower back, which ended a streak of 497 consecutive games played… His 497 consecutive games played ranked third in franchise history behind Terry Tyler (574) and Bill Laimbeer (561)…

2008-09 (Detroit): Averaged 14.2 points, a career-high 5.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists in a career-high 37.3 minutes, playing in all 82 games (all starts) for the sixth consecutive season… Collected a career-high 16 rebounds on Nov. 13, 2008 at Golden State… Dished out a career-high 12 assists on March 20, 2009 vs. LA Clippers… Played a career-high tying 55 minutes on March 18, 2009 at Houston… Tallied a career-high 11 double-doubles… 2009 Playoffs: Registered 3.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists on .259 shooting in 32.3 minutes in four games against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the opening round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs…

2007-08 (Detroit): Averaged 13.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and a career-high 3.3 assists on .448 shooting in 32.9 minutes in 82 games (all starts), his fifth consecutive season to play in all 82 games… Named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the fourth consecutive season… Scored a career-high 34 points on Nov. 1, 2007 at Miami… 2008 Playoffs: Posted 13.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists on .481 shooting in 39.5 minutes in 17 playoff games… Made a game-saving block on Hedo Turkoglu on May 13, 2008 vs. Orlando in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals…

2006-07 (Detroit): Averaged 14.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists on .460 shooting in 36.6 minutes in 82 games (all starts), appearing in every game for the fourth consecutive season… Named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the third consecutive season… Made a career-high 81 three-point field goals, including a career-high six treys on Dec. 1, 2006 vs. New York… 2007 Playoffs: Averaged 14.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists on .415 shooting in 41.6 minutes in 16 playoff games, as Detroit advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals…

2005-06 (Detroit): Posted 14.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists on .455 shooting in 35.3 minutes in 82 games (all starts)… Named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the second consecutive season… Played a career-high tying 55 minutes on Nov. 25, 2005 vs. Washington… 2006 Playoffs: Averaged a playoff career-high 16.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists on .459 shooting in 18 playoff games, helping guide the Pistons to the Eastern Conference Finals… Scored a playoff career-high 29 points on May 31, 2006 vs. Miami in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals…

2004-05 (Detroit): Registered 14.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists on a career-best .487 shooting in 37.1 minutes in 82 games (all starts)… Named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the first time… Finished third in the 2005 NBA Most Improved Player voting after improving his averages in nearly every statistical category… Recorded his first 1,000-point season… 2005 Playoffs: Started all 25 playoff games, averaging 13.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists on .433 shooting in 40.9 minutes, helping lead Detroit to the 2005 Eastern Conference Championship and a seven-game NBA Finals series with the San Antonio Spurs…

2003-04 (Detroit): Averaged 10.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists on .467 shooting in 32.9 minutes, playing in all 82 games (80 starts)… 2004 Playoffs: Posted 9.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists on .410 shooting in 34.6 minutes in 23 playoff games, as Detroit defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in five games to capture the 2004 NBA Championship… Saved the game for the Pistons by blocking Reggie Miller’s breakaway layup attempt on May 24, 2004 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals…

2002-03 (Detroit): Averaged 3.3 points and 1.1 rebounds on .449 shooting in 10.4 minutes in 42 appearance (five starts) as a rookie… 2003 Playoffs: Notched 9.4 points and 3.8 rebounds on .426 shooting in 25.5 minutes in 15 playoff games… Made the game-tying basket with 4.2 seconds remaining on May 8 at Philadelphia in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and then scored seven of his 20 points in overtime to give the Pistons a 104-97 victory..

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft on June 26, 2002… Signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on July 2, 2002… Signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 31, 2005… Signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 9, 2011… As part of a three-team trade on Jan. 30, 2013, traded by the Detroit Pistons with Tayshaun Prince to the Memphis Grizzlies; the Toronto Raptors traded Ed Davis and a 2013 second round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies and traded Jose Calderon to the Detroit Pistons; the Memphis Grizzlies traded Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi to the Toronto Raptors..

INTERNATIONAL CAREER:
Was selected to the USA Senior National Team that recorded a 10-0 record and won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in 2007 and went 8-0 to win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Bejing, China…Averaged 4.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 11.0 minutes in eight games during the 2008 Olympic Games..

COLLEGE:
Three-time team MVP at the University of Kentucky, finished his four-year collegiate career with averages of 13.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.05 blocks on .457 shooting in 135 games for the Wildcats… Named a Second Team All-American by The Associated Press as a junior and Third Team All-American as a senior… Finished seventh in Kentucky history in scoring (1,775 points), second in three-point field goals made (204) and attempted (621) and fifth in blocks (142)… 2001-02 (Senior): Averaged 17.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.06 steals and 1.34 blocks on .467 shooting in 33.3 minutes in 32 games… Named First Team All-SEC and Second Team All-American by the NABC… Led the Wildcats in scoring (second in the SEC) and rebounding… Scored a career-high 41 points in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 16, 2002 vs. Tulsa, the highest single-game scoring total by any player in the 2002 NCAA Tournament… 2000-01 (Junior): Posted 16.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.09 blocks on .495 shooting in 32.9 minutes… Made the 10-member Wooden All-America team and named Third-Team All-American by the NABC… Unanimous 2001 SEC Player of the Year by The Associated Press and coaches… First Team All-SEC selection… 1999-00 (Sophomore): Averaged 13.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.28 blocks on .423 shooting in 34.0 minutes in 32 games… 1998-99 (Freshman): Averaged 5.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists on .414 shooting in 20.2 minutes as a freshman..

PERSONAL:
Born Feb. 28, 1980 in Compton, Calif… Full name is Tayshaun Durell Prince… Nicknamed “Tay”… Parents are Thomas and Diane Prince… Has one sister, Tisha, and one brother, Tommie, who played college basketball at Pepperdine University… He and his wife, Farah, have a son, Tahj… Graduated from Kentucky on schedule in May 2002 with a degree in sociology… The 1998 McDonald’s All-American led Dominguez High School to a 96-9 record during his three seasons, including the 1997 state championship as a junior… Won the George Yardley Award from the Los Angeles Times as the best high school player in Southern California, joining past winners Baron Davis, Paul Pierce and Charles O’Bannon.

Traditional Season Stats

SeasonGPMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTTOVSTLBLKPFDD2TD3PTS+/-
Season2015 77GP 1461MIN 102FGM 229FGA 44.5FG% 43PM 233PA 17.43P% 13FTM 19FTA 68.4FT% 32OREB 115DREB 147REB 74AST 27TOV 36STL 13BLK 62PF 0DD2 0TD3 221PTS+/-

Career Snapshot

Advanced Player Stats
YearTeamGPGSMINPTSFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
2015MIN7744146122110222944.542317.4131968.4321151477436132762
2014DET2375701686916043.1112642.3192965.5257297381581626
2014BOS9019876335955.95862.55683.362430185247
2014MEM2696271907518341153345.5253083.321628337961522
2013MEM7676194845420049240.7206929346056.73220223411939194163
2012MEM3736117432514433642.9154136.6223759.5291261558527123541
2012DET4545145752721548444.4235343.4749379.64316620911121135445
2011DET6363208779833679842.13710435.68911577.47220928115327327477
2010DET787825611098473100147.3349834.711816870.27825132921530418290
2009DET4949166366128258048.6277337709871.47117724816134226077
2008DET8282305711634591020455614139.718924377.81283484762534451101104
2007DET82822693108042194044.85314636.318524176.810928939826842339190
2006DET828230001171459997468121038.617222476.8144285429227515598116
2005DET82822898115645599945.5641833518223876.510424234618662399196
2004DET82823037120646996348.74713834.122127480.71333024352475671135161
2003DET8280270184133872346.75715736.310814176.6932973901916369119149
2002DET4254351375311844.9204742.6111764.7540452410142125

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