The Boston Celtics acquired veteran forward Tayshaun Prince in the deal that sent Jeff Green to the Memphis Grizzlies, and now it appears that they would like to trade him prior to the February 19th trading deadline.
Prince is still a perfect veteran presence for a contender to pick up at a cheap price, and there will likely be plenty of teams that show some level of interest. According to a report from the Boston Globe, the Celtics would like to trade Prince for a draft pick prior to the deadline. If they aren’t able to find a trade partner, the report says that they would likely try to reach an agreement on a buyout with him.
According to league sources, the Celts would still like to move Prince for a draft pick before the Feb. 19 NBA trade deadline. … There was strong word that if Prince wasn’t moved by the deadline that the Celtics would seek agreement with him on a buyout of this final year of his contract (he makes a bit more than $7.2 million).
So far this season in 29 games played, Prince has averaged 7.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. They certainly aren’t impressive numbers, but at 34 years of age he would be a very nice pickup for a contender that is looking for some leadership and championship experience.
There are no reports on what teams could be interested in acquiring Prince, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see some team names begin popping up in the near future.
This seasons trading deadline is going to be fairly active, with plenty of teams looking to buy and sell. It is going to be very intriguing to see which players end up being shopped and moved, but you can already count Prince as one name that is very available.