Tayshaun Prince has received rave reviews since joining the Boston Celtics in mid-January, but the veteran’s stay might not be a long one.
As Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge prepares for crunchtime of NBA trade season with the Feb. 19 deadline to make deals looming, Prince has the “greatest immediate value on the market,” NBA executives have told Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. At 34 years old, Prince has shown he can still provide worthwhile minutes.
The Celtics reportedly are hoping to get a second-round draft pick for Prince, but interested teams seem to think they can wait and sign Prince outright if the Celtics buy him out after the deadline.
Prince, now in his 13th NBA season, has averaged 8.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in eight games with the Celtics. He recently returned to the lineup after missing four games with a hip flexor injury.
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