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Tayshaun Prince

35-Year-Old    SF    Minnesota Timberwolves

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

7.5

REB

3.6

AST

1.6

STL

0.5

BLK

0.3

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Prince is entering his 13th season. Last season, he averaged 6.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 26 minutes per game during 76 games. He shot 41 percent from the field on 6.5 attempts per game, 29 percent from three on 0.9 attempts per game, ...

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HT: 6' 9"   WT: 215 lbs   DOB: 2/28/1980  College: Kentucky   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #23 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Timberwolves in August 2015.

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Tayshaun Prince NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 24 82 37.1 14.7 5.3 3.0 0.7 0.9 0.6 48.7 80.7 1.6 1.6 3.7 1.7 34.1 5.7 11.7 2.7 3.3
2005-06 25 82 35.3 14.1 4.2 2.3 0.8 0.5 0.8 45.5 76.5 1.1 1.3 3.0 2.2 35.0 5.5 12.2 2.2 2.9
2006-07 26 82 36.6 14.3 5.2 2.8 0.6 0.7 1.0 46.0 76.8 1.2 1.8 3.5 2.6 38.6 5.6 12.2 2.1 2.7
2007-08 27 82 32.9 13.2 4.9 3.3 0.5 0.4 0.6 44.8 76.8 1.1 1.3 3.5 1.8 36.3 5.1 11.5 2.3 2.9
2008-09 28 82 37.3 14.2 5.8 3.1 0.5 0.6 0.7 45.0 77.8 1.2 1.6 4.2 1.7 39.7 5.6 12.4 2.3 3.0
2009-10 29 49 34.0 13.5 5.1 3.3 0.7 0.4 0.6 48.6 71.4 1.2 1.4 3.6 1.5 37.0 5.8 11.8 1.4 2.0
2010-11 30 DET 78 32.8 14.1 4.2 2.8 0.4 0.5 0.4 47.3 70.2 1.1 1.0 3.2 1.3 34.7 6.1 12.8 1.5 2.2
2011-12 31 DET 63 33.1 12.7 4.5 2.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 42.1 77.4 1.2 1.1 3.3 1.7 35.6 5.3 12.7 1.4 1.8
2012-13 32 DET 45 32.4 11.7 4.6 2.5 0.5 0.3 0.5 44.4 79.6 1.2 1.0 3.7 1.2 43.4 4.8 10.8 1.6 2.1
2012-13 32 MEM 37 31.7 8.8 4.2 2.3 0.7 0.3 0.4 42.9 59.5 0.9 0.8 3.4 1.1 36.6 3.9 9.1 0.6 1.0
2012-13 32 DET/MEM 82 32.1 10.4 4.4 2.4 0.6 0.3 0.5 43.8 73.8 1.1 0.9 3.6 1.1 40.4 4.4 10.0 1.2 1.6
2013-14 33 MEM 76 25.6 6.0 3.1 1.6 0.5 0.3 0.3 40.7 56.7 0.5 0.4 2.7 0.9 29.0 2.6 6.5 0.4 0.8
2014-15 34 BOS 9 22.0 8.4 3.3 2.0 0.6 0.2 0.6 55.9 83.3 0.4 0.7 2.7 0.9 62.5 3.7 6.6 0.6 0.7
2014-15 34 DET 23 24.8 7.3 4.2 1.7 0.7 0.3 0.5 43.1 65.5 0.7 1.1 3.1 1.1 42.3 3.0 7.0 0.8 1.3
2014-15 34 MEM 26 24.2 7.3 3.2 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.6 41.0 83.3 0.6 0.8 2.4 1.3 45.5 2.9 7.0 1.0 1.2
2014-15 34 BOS/DET/MEM 58 24.1 7.5 3.6 1.6 0.5 0.3 0.5 44.0 75.4 0.6 0.9 2.7 1.2 46.3 3.1 6.9 0.8 1.1
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Tayshaun Prince NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 22.8 6.2 4.2 2.2 0.4 0.4 0.4 42.4 100.0 0.6 1.0 3.2 1.0 40.0 2.8 6.6 0.2 0.2
Last 10 Games 10 23.7 8.2 3.7 2.0 0.4 0.3 0.6 46.1 75.0 0.5 1.1 2.6 1.1 54.5 3.5 7.6 0.6 0.8
Last 20 Games 20 23.3 7.9 3.6 1.8 0.5 0.3 0.5 48.6 76.5 0.5 1.0 2.7 0.9 55.6 3.4 6.9 0.7 0.9

 

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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA

 

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#3 Small Forward

1.  Andrew Wiggins

XShabazz Muhammad

2.  Tayshaun Prince

3.  Nemanja Bjelica

4.  Damjan Rudez

5.  Anthony Bennett

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True Shooting Percentage

50.4%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Tayshaun Prince has a true shooting percentage of 50.4%.

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Tayshaun Prince NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 24 82 36.0 14.3 5.2 2.9 0.7 0.8 0.6 48.7 80.7 1.6 1.6 3.6 1.6 34.1 5.6 11.4 2.6 3.2
2005-06 25 82 36.0 14.4 4.3 2.3 0.8 0.5 0.8 45.5 76.5 1.1 1.3 3.0 2.3 35.0 5.7 12.4 2.3 3.0
2006-07 26 82 36.0 14.0 5.1 2.7 0.6 0.7 1.0 46.0 76.8 1.2 1.7 3.4 2.5 38.6 5.5 12.0 2.1 2.7
2007-08 27 82 36.0 14.4 5.3 3.6 0.6 0.4 0.7 44.8 76.8 1.2 1.5 3.9 2.0 36.3 5.6 12.6 2.5 3.2
2008-09 28 82 36.0 13.7 5.6 3.0 0.5 0.6 0.7 45.0 77.8 1.2 1.5 4.1 1.7 39.7 5.4 12.0 2.2 2.9
2009-10 29 49 36.0 14.3 5.4 3.5 0.7 0.5 0.6 48.6 71.4 1.3 1.5 3.8 1.6 37.0 6.1 12.5 1.5 2.1
2010-11 30 DET 78 36.0 15.4 4.6 3.0 0.4 0.6 0.5 47.3 70.2 1.2 1.1 3.5 1.4 34.7 6.6 14.1 1.7 2.4
2011-12 31 DET 63 36.0 13.8 4.8 2.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 42.1 77.4 1.3 1.2 3.6 1.8 35.6 5.8 13.8 1.5 2.0
2012-13 32 DET 45 36.0 13.0 5.2 2.7 0.5 0.3 0.6 44.4 79.6 1.3 1.1 4.1 1.3 43.4 5.3 12.0 1.8 2.3
2012-13 32 MEM 37 36.0 10.0 4.8 2.6 0.8 0.4 0.5 42.9 59.5 1.1 0.9 3.9 1.3 36.6 4.4 10.3 0.7 1.1
2012-13 32 DET/MEM 82 36.0 11.7 5.0 2.7 0.7 0.3 0.5 43.8 73.8 1.2 1.0 4.0 1.3 40.4 4.9 11.2 1.3 1.8
2013-14 33 MEM 76 36.0 8.4 4.3 2.2 0.7 0.4 0.4 40.7 56.7 0.8 0.6 3.7 1.3 29.0 3.7 9.1 0.6 1.1
2014-15 34 BOS 9 36.0 13.8 5.5 3.3 0.9 0.4 0.9 55.9 83.3 0.7 1.1 4.4 1.5 62.5 6.0 10.7 0.9 1.1
2014-15 34 DET 23 36.0 10.6 6.1 2.4 0.9 0.5 0.7 43.1 65.5 1.0 1.6 4.5 1.6 42.3 4.4 10.1 1.2 1.8
2014-15 34 MEM 26 36.0 10.9 4.8 2.1 0.5 0.3 0.9 41.0 83.3 0.9 1.2 3.6 1.9 45.5 4.3 10.5 1.4 1.7
2014-15 34 BOS/DET/MEM 58 36.0 11.2 5.4 2.4 0.7 0.4 0.8 44.0 75.4 0.9 1.3 4.1 1.7 46.3 4.6 10.4 1.3 1.7
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Tayshaun Prince NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 24 82 3039 1206 435 247 56 71 47 48.7 80.7 135 133 302 138 34.1 469 963 221 274
2005-06 25 82 2898 1156 346 186 62 39 64 45.5 76.5 91 104 242 183 35.0 455 999 182 238
2006-07 26 82 3001 1171 429 227 51 55 81 46.0 76.8 98 144 285 210 38.6 459 997 172 224
2007-08 27 82 2694 1080 398 268 42 33 53 44.8 76.8 91 109 289 146 36.3 421 940 185 241
2008-09 28 82 3057 1163 476 253 44 51 56 45.0 77.8 101 128 348 141 39.7 459 1020 189 243
2009-10 29 49 1665 661 248 161 34 22 27 48.6 71.4 60 71 177 73 37.0 282 580 70 98
2010-11 30 DET 78 2562 1098 329 215 30 41 34 47.3 70.2 82 78 251 98 34.7 473 1001 118 168
2011-12 31 DET 63 2087 798 281 153 27 33 37 42.1 77.4 74 72 209 104 35.6 336 798 89 115
2012-13 32 DET 45 1457 527 209 111 21 13 23 44.4 79.6 54 43 166 53 43.4 215 484 74 93
2012-13 32 MEM 37 1174 325 155 85 27 12 15 42.9 59.5 35 29 126 41 36.6 144 336 22 37
2012-13 32 DET/MEM 82 2631 852 364 196 48 25 38 43.8 73.8 89 72 292 94 40.4 359 820 96 130
2013-14 33 MEM 76 1948 454 234 119 39 19 20 40.7 56.7 41 32 202 69 29.0 200 492 34 60
2014-15 34 BOS 9 198 76 30 18 5 2 5 55.9 83.3 4 6 24 8 62.5 33 59 5 6
2014-15 34 DET 23 571 168 97 38 15 8 11 43.1 65.5 16 25 72 26 42.3 69 160 19 29
2014-15 34 MEM 26 628 190 83 37 9 6 15 41.0 83.3 15 21 62 33 45.5 75 183 25 30
2014-15 34 BOS/DET/MEM 58 1397 434 210 93 29 16 31 44.0 75.4 35 52 158 67 46.3 177 402 49 65
Preseason Projections 35 MEM 59 938 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Tayshaun Prince

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Tayshaun Prince NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 24 82 37.1 55.6 51.1 16.9 9.2 1.8 16.3
2005-06 25 82 35.3 52.4 48.7 13.5 6.6 2.0 13.4
2006-07 26 82 36.6 53.4 50.1 16.0 6.9 2.3 15.2
2007-08 27 82 32.9 51.6 47.6 19.1 6.5 2.9 14.1
2008-09 28 82 37.3 51.6 47.7 17.1 6.8 2.5 15.5
2009-10 29 49 34.0 53.0 50.9 19.1 7.1 2.7 15.1
2010-11 30 DET 78 32.8 51.1 49.0 15.7 6.0 2.6 13.5
2011-12 31 DET 63 33.1 47.0 44.4 14.2 6.9 2.1 11.6
2012-13 32 DET 45 32.4 50.2 46.8 16.1 7.8 2.1 12.0
2012-13 32 MEM 37 31.7 46.1 45.1 18.0 7.4 2.4 9.8
2012-13 32 DET/MEM 82 32.1 48.6 46.1 16.9 7.7 2.2 11.0
2013-14 33 MEM 76 25.6 43.8 42.7 17.5 6.0 2.9 6.7
2014-15 34 BOS 9 22.0 61.6 60.2 21.5 4.8 4.5 11.1
2014-15 34 DET 23 24.8 48.6 46.6 16.8 7.1 2.4 9.1
2014-15 34 MEM 26 24.2 48.4 45.1 14.9 6.0 2.5 7.6
2014-15 34 BOS/DET/MEM 58 24.1 50.4 47.9 16.6 6.3 2.7 8.7
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Tayshaun Prince 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 15 OKC                                
Apr 13 NOP                                
Apr 11 at GSW                                
Apr 10 at LAL 19 2 3 2 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Apr 8 at POR 26 15 4 3 1 1 2 7 8 0 0 1 1 0 4 1
Apr 7 at SAC                                
Apr 3 ORL 24 4 3 2 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Apr 1 TOR 21 4 7 2 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 1 3 4 2
Mar 30 UTA                                
Mar 29 at NOP 24 6 4 2 0 0 1 2 8 1 1 1 3 1 3 3
Mar 27 at HOU 27 23 7 1 1 0 0 10 15 2 3 1 1 4 3 0
Mar 25 LAL                                
Mar 23 at UTA                                
Mar 22 CHA 29 9 3 2 1 0 0 3 9 1 2 2 3 0 3 2
Mar 19 at NYK                                
Mar 18 at TOR 22 6 2 2 0 0 2 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Mar 16 BKN                                
Mar 15 at SAS                                
Mar 13 at OKC 21 5 0 3 0 1 0 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
Mar 11 at PHO 24 8 4 1 0 0 0 3 7 2 2 0 0 2 2 0
Mar 9 at LAC                                
Mar 7 POR                                
Mar 4 DEN 29 8 6 1 1 1 1 3 8 2 2 0 1 3 3 0
Mar 2 LAC                                
Feb 28 MEM 24 8 2 0 2 0 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
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Feb 27 at CHI 20 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
Feb 25 WAS                                
Feb 23 at HOU                                
Feb 20 PHO                                
Feb 11 GSW 27 7 6 2 1 0 0 2 6 2 2 1 1 1 5 1
Feb 9 ATL                                
Feb 8 at DET                                
Feb 6 MEM                                
Feb 4 MIA                                
Feb 2 at DAL                                
Jan 31 CLE                                
Jan 30 at PHI 21 13 4 2 0 0 0 6 10 0 0 1 1 1 3 1
Jan 28 BOS 23 12 2 2 2 0 1 6 9 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Jan 26 at OKC 30 19 2 5 0 0 0 7 10 3 4 2 3 0 2 1
Jan 25 at ATL 19 2 4 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Jan 23 NOP 17 4 2 0 0 2 2 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
Jan 21 DAL                                
Jan 19 at CHA 19 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Jan 17 at DEN                                
Jan 16 at PHO                                
Jan 13 at IND                                
Jan 10 SAS                                
Jan 9 at MIL 25 6 3 2 0 0 1 2 7 0 0 2 2 0 3 4
Jan 7 PHO 31 12 2 1 1 1 1 5 11 2 2 0 1 0 2 0
Jan 5 DEN 23 8 4 4 2 0 1 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Jan 3 UTA 19 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 0 2 1 2 0
Jan 1 SAC                                
Dec 30 at UTA 34 12 6 3 0 0 3 4 7 4 4 0 1 1 5 1
Dec 27 at GSW 32 10 2 5 0 0 0 4 7 2 2 0 0 0 2 1
Dec 26 at DEN 29 8 9 4 1 0 0 4 12 0 2 0 2 6 3 0
Dec 23 at CLE                                
Dec 21 IND 22 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Dec 19 at BOS 24 8 1 0 0 1 0 3 8 2 2 0 0 1 0 1
Dec 16 at WAS 23 3 3 3 0 1 0 1 6 0 0 1 1 0 3 1
Dec 14 LAL                                
Dec 12 OKC 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Dec 10 POR                                
Dec 8 GSW                                
Dec 6 at SAS                                
Dec 5 HOU 33 20 5 2 0 1 0 8 11 0 0 4 4 2 3 1
Dec 3 PHI                                
Dec 1 at LAC                                
Nov 30 at POR                                
Nov 28 at LAL                                
Nov 26 MIL 8 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 0
Nov 22 SAC                                
Nov 21 SAS 26 7 7 1 0 0 1 3 9 0 0 1 2 1 6 2
Nov 19 NYK 34 15 3 1 0 0 3 6 8 3 4 0 0 1 2 0
Nov 15 at DAL 15 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 2 0
Nov 14 at NOP                                
Nov 12 HOU                                
Nov 8 at MIA 27 8 2 1 2 0 0 3 10 2 2 0 1 1 1 2
Nov 7 at ORL                                
Nov 5 at BKN                                
Nov 1 CHI 18 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 2 1
Oct 30 DET                                
Oct 29 at MEM                                

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Tayshaun Prince: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Prince spent time with the Grizzlies and Celtics before finishing the season with the Pistons, for whom he averaged 7.3 points and 4.2 rebounds in 23 games.

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Prince is likely done for the season, David Mayo of MLive.com reports.

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Prince scored 23 points 910-15 FG, 2-3 FT, 1-1 3Pt) to go with seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 27 minutes of action Friday against the Magic.

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Prince (hip) played 25 minutes Tuesday in a win over the Grizzlies. He finished the game with 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 FT), five rebounds and one assist.

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Prince is dealing with a hip pointer, but is expected to play Tuesday, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.

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Prince came off the bench during Wednesday's loss to the Warriors, finishing with eight points (3-7 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and an assist in 24 minutes.

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Prince started Tuesday against the Cavaliers and had seven points (2-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), four rebounds, and two steals in 31 minutes in the loss.

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Prince is listed as the starting small forward for Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers, Dave Pemberton of the Oakland Press reports.

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Prince (trade) is expected to make his season debut with the Pistons on Tuesday, and coach Stan Van Gundy is planning on starting Prince at small forward over Caron Butler if Prince is comfortable during Tuesday's shootaround, the Pistons' official site reports.

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Prince will not play in Sundays's game against the Wizards, The Washington Post reports.

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Prince probably won't play in Sunday's game against the Wizards, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.

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Prince, who was traded from the Celtics on Thursday, could make his Pistons debut on Sunday against the Wizards, Dave Pemberton of the Oakland Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Prince split time between Detroit and Memphis last season, and he was lower profile with the Grizzlies, getting fewer shots and scoring fewer points. Eleven years into his career, Prince has lost some athleticism and is in a decline phase, but still has the length to defend. He'll open the season as the starting small forward, but his shooting range isn't what it once was. And range is important when the perimeter also includes Tony Allen. Consistent jump shooting creates space for Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol inside. As such, we'll probably see Mike Miller and Quincy Pondexter eating into Prince's playing time.

2012-13

Once again, Prince provided the Pistons with a steady veteran presence last season, finishing with averages of 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 63 games. He’ll enter the 2012-13 campaign in a similar role and should still be locked in as the team’s starting small forward, but we could finally start to see Prince’s value start to dip. He’s entering his 11th season and isn’t as stout defensively as he was in his prime. Prince’s decent all-around game will still play in deeper formats, but he’s not the quality depth option we saw during the prime of his career.

2011-12

Once thought a sure thing to leave the Pistons via free agency, Prince surprised Detroit’s fan base by re-upping for another four years with the only NBA team he’s ever known. Despite all the turmoil surrounding him last year, Prince managed to put up another season of model consistency, averaging 14.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists while shooting 47.3 percent from the floor and 70.2 percent from the charity stripe. While the Pistons are trending younger, Prince will remain a fixture in the lineup and continue to play about 30 mpg.

2010-11

After six consecutive seasons without missing a game, Prince missed 33 of them last year while dealing with knee and back injuries. That's the bad news. Now here's the good: in 30 games after the All-Star break, Prince managed to put up some of the best numbers of his career, averaging 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game while shooting 51.3% from the floor. The arrival of Tracy McGrady this offseason might cloud his playing time, but his defensive ability and sure ball-handling will always get him something north of 30 minutes.

2009-10

Perhaps Charles Barkley should have saved the “Groundhog Day” nickname for Prince, because Prince has become one of the most consistent producers in the NBA. He has averaged 13–15 points, 4–6 rebounds, 2–4 assists, and 0.6–1.0 treys per while playing all 82 games in each of the last five seasons. On the court Prince uses his extra-long physique to make himself an excellent defender, with enough length to play off of quicker guards and enough wiry strength to blanket stronger wings. Surprisingly, this length and defensive bent hasn’t resulted in many steals or blocks (1.1 combined steals/blocks per game), but Prince did average a career-high 5.8 rebounds last season. On offense, Prince’s good decision-making and nice midrange jumper make him a glue-guy that can score when open or set up the open teammate when covered. Prince’s offensive game is the definition of “take what the defense gives you,” and his versatility makes him a fantasy “Garbage Man”, a jack-of-all trades that contributes something in almost every category and tends to be more valuable to roto teams than any individual stat would suggest. Expect more of the same this season.

2008-09

It seems impossible to consider Prince outside the context of the Detroit Pistons. On another team, he might be used differently. In Detroit, Prince is absolutely content to use his albatross wingspan to harass opposing forwards and ball-hawk in the passing lanes, to can the occasional open jumper, and to generate a fair number of floor-burns diving for loose balls. Another “garbage man” who can help you in a lot of categories without dominating in any, he’ll be a valued role player on a lot of fantasy teams this year.

2007-08

The Pistons may have lost a step on defense since winning the championship, but don’t blame Tayshaun Prince. Prince’s wafer-thin physique redefines the idea of “length” as a physical attribute, with arms that wouldn’t look out of place on Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four. That length, along with his court smarts and athleticism, makes Prince one of the NBA’s elite defenders, and makes his mid-range jumper nearly impossible to defend. Prince won’t ever be one of Detroit’s first options on offense, but he’ll score just enough to keep defenses honest and contribute all over the stat sheet – though not enough to put your team over the top in any one category.

2006-07

After a promising 2005 season, Prince took a step back in 2006, seeing his averages in points, rebounds, assists and field goal percentage decrease. He did average 14.1 points and 4.2 rebounds last year, but only shot 45.6% from field after averaging 14.7 points on 48.7% shooting in 2006. Prince is a solid one-on-one defender, but he averaged only 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks last year, making him a two-dimensional fantasy player (points and boards). Prince does see a lot of minutes (average of 35.3 last year), but with the Pistons core offensive players intact, his role won’t change much for 2007.

2005-06

Prince has become a poor man's Andrei Kirilenko: AK, minus the steals and blocks. They're both whisper thin and dedicated team players. Prince is among the best perimeter defenders in the game with his height and dramatically long arms, yet AK piles on the steals and blocks, while Prince doesn't quite come through. You can't expect more blocks if he's so often away from the paint (and Ben Wallace is swatting so many) but quick hands and focus like Prince's should reward owners with far more thefts. He won't help you a ton anywhere, but Prince doesn't dip below replacement level anywhere except steals and threes, and with those he does get close.

2004-05

Prince, who is slated to be the Pistons’ starting small forward this season, has often teased fantasy owners with his all-around potential, but he has yet to blossom into the player we’re all waiting for. Prince uses his long wingspan to notch plenty of steals, and he's also capable of pulling down a few boards or stepping out and hitting the three. But if you’re looking for a big step forward for Prince this season, you might be expecting too much. The Pistons are too deep and too team-oriented for Prince to start shouldering on a substantially bigger role on the team. Expect much of the same from Prince this season, always a fantasy tease but never consistent enough to count on.

2003-04

After being buried on the bench most of the year, Prince came up big during the postseason as Detroit reached the conference finals. Keep an eye on him in training camp, as he should win a battle with Corliss Williamson to be Detroit's starting small forward. If Prince does win a starting job, 12 points and six rebounds a game are possible for the second-year player from Kentucky.