By: S Holmes | www.stonesdetroit.com
According to multiple sources, the Pistons are set to trade Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye in a three-team deal.
The trade, which is waiting for league approval, will send Prince and Daye to the Memphis Grizzlies. The third team in the trade is the Toronto Raptors and the Pistons would receive Raptors point guard Jose Calderon. Calderon is primarily a point guard and averages 11.1 points per game with 7.4 assists. He is shooting 47 percent from the field, including 42.9 percent from three, and nearly 90 percent from the free-throw line.
Prince has spent his entire 11-year career with the Pistons and was the starting small forward for the 2003-04 NBA Championship team. This season he is averaging 11.7 points per game with 2.5 assists.
He has had some memorable moments while he has worn the Piston jersey. Who can forget game 2 of the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers? In the final minute of the game, Reggie Miller took an outlet pass after an Indiana steal and sprinted up the sideline for, what should have been a give me basket, that would have tied the score. Prince pursued from the left sideline. Miller went up for the layup. At the last possible moment, Prince soared in from the other side of the basket and swatted the ball away.
In the 2005–06 season, Prince played in all 82 regular season games, averaging 14.1 points and 4.2 rebounds a game.
Prince has racked up his share of honors while sporting number 22 here in Detroit:
2004 NBA Champion
2004–05 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
2005–06 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
2006–07 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
2007–08 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
I wish both players success with the rest of their careers, along with that, welcome to the D Jose.