Cavs Interested In Tayshaun Prince

The Cavs have interest in Tayshaun Prince, reports Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, who shared the information this morning in an appearance on ESPN Cleveland radio, as the station passes along via Twitter (hat tip to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com). Windhorst expects the Cavs will use their trade exception, worth nearly $5.286MM, to swing a trade between December 15th, when most offseason signees become eligible for trades, and January 10th, the date that all remaining non-guaranteed contracts become guaranteed for the season (Twitter link). Prince’s salary of nearly $7.708MM wouldn’t fit into that exception, however.

The 34-year-old Prince has had an inconsistent presence this season for the Grizzlies, as he’s appeared in only a single game for a stretch of a little more than eight minutes after seeing more than 26 minutes on November 21st. He’s come off the bench three times this season, but he’s only appeared as a reserve in six NBA games since his rookie season in 2002/03. His numbers this season are similar to his production from 2013/14, when he put up just 6.0 points in 25.6 minutes per game, but his calling card has long been defense, an asset that the Cavs have sought along the perimeter in earlier discussions about Corey Brewer.

Memphis reportedly made multiple attempts to trade Prince over the summer. Still, the Grizzlies were apparently never that high on rumored negotiations that linked Prince to the Raptors and John Salmons around draft time in what would have been a salary-clearing move for Memphis. The Grizzlies are 15-3, and though they’re coming off a surprising loss Wednesday to the Rockets, who were without Dwight Howard, they might not be particularly motivated to make a move, considering their success so far this season.

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49 thoughts on “Cavs Interested In Tayshaun Prince

  1. Franklyn Lee

    Why would the Grizzlies help the Cavs? They have a better record than the Cavs. The only way they should trade Prince is for Kyre and a 1st round pick. Other than that they should hang up on the Cavs. If the Grizzlies trade Prince, it would be nice for Prince to hit the winning shot in Memphis thus giving the Cavs a title. Then the Grizzlies fan base stop attending the games. Hey Memphis if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. You are on top you don’t need to trade anyone

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    • wtfustupid

      Are you smoking crack? The Cav’s would never trade kyrie , let alone with a first rounder… For old ass prince…

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    • Debohood

      I really don’t think that Tayshaun Prince is going to make the Cavs that must better. Especially to give up Kyrie and a first rounder. C’mon now, they don’t even use him. I would rather have Dion Waiters if I was Memphis, more scoring off the bench.

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    • John J.

      You are totally out of your mind if you think the Cavs would trade Kyrie for ANYONE on the Grizzlies roster..

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      • They would do Gasol for Irving in a heartbeat. Cavs desperately need a centre that can play defence, and Gasol knows how to get buckets himself. Irving is a scoring pg, they already have an offence heavy team.

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        • youre an absolute moron if you honestly think that….no matter how poor our interior D might be we would never give kyrie up for gasol when we could go after someone like Dwight Howard or a center better than Gasol

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          • Haha, you really think Howard would want to leave the rockets, to go to a struggling cavs?? Gasol is a premier defender, and in mvp contention. He’s one of the best centres in the game, and your interior d is woeful. You’ll be lucky to make finals the way you’re playing.

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            • Ok one The Cavs may have started off slow but incase you havent noticed we have won 6 in a row including wins over Washington and Toronto over this time the cavs have ranked 3rd in Defense….next youre a fucking moron if you think gasol is an mvp contender…3rd Dwight goes where the money is and where the big name players are he would have no problem coming to play with lebron and love, but i dont even wanna give kyrie up for him…finally i dont give a shit about getting price it just baffles me at how ignorant you both are

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              • Just a LeBron dickrider are we? Washington aren’t anything special outside of John wall, raptors are nothing without derozan, and you’re barely beating teams like the knicks. Howard’s going to where the rings are – aka not cavs. Your star pg is averaging what, an assist or two more than our centre?? You can’t even admit that outside of scoring, Irving isn’t doing much. Im gonna love watching you cavs supporters cry after your team fails to live up to the hype.

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                • HA! Im not a Lebron dick rider ive been a cleveland fan since I was born…we beat the wizards by 13 with wall so fuck off and Toranto is still a better team then memphis without derozan so again fuck off…and youre really showing your ignorance with bringing up kyries assist totals, lebron has been the ball handler in the offense, look at his last game when he had 13 dimes. when kyrie does bring the ball up as a true point guard he avgs around 7 a game so next time get your facts straight so you dont sound like a dumbass

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                  • Washington is a mediocre team, you think you’re on a roll with wins and heading to the playoffs because you’ve beaten who, the magic, the 76ers, and the pacers?? And memphis lost by 4 points to the raptors in Toronto with derozan, while we had 7 players out with the flu. Your blind ignorance about choking on the cavs cock makes me pity you. You’d be lucky to make the finals at best, you’re lucky you’re in the weak eastern conference.

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          • Franklyn Lee

            How would yo get Howard? By Majic pistol or the rockets going bankrupt? I’m sure New York would love to get Kyre but they’ll never get him. I’m willing to bet you every dollar there is in the world that you guys will never get Howard unless you give up lebron. You must think only the Cavs management has brains.

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      • Franklyn Lee

        That’s what I said you are totally out of your mind if you think the Grizzlies will trade to help the Cavs Cavs want a trade not the Grizzlies. only thing that would interest the Grizzlies is one of the big three. Do you think people in Memphis are stupid?

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      • Franklyn Lee

        That’s exactly how I felt about the Grizzlies helping the Cavs. Why would you give a robber the keys to your if all he wanted was your money. Why would the Grizzlies give the Cavs help when they the Grizzlies want to win a championship? Are you crazy?

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      • Franklyn Lee

        That’s exactly what I said when they mentioned the Grizzlies trading away Prince to the Cavs. Oh so funny

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        • Franklin how old are u. U do realize Prince hasnt played in 6 games and isnt even in the Mem rotation idiot. Cavs would be helping them . The cavs wont trade for him they have a 6 million dollar trade exception. Even trading waiters is to much for Prince . Mem been trying to get rid of Tay since last season. He will most likely end up on the Cavs..

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    • Ricki blu

      Dude that medicinal. weed you smoking doesn’t really get you high.. its only suppose to help you with pain, epilepsy and bad vision. It don’t work for delusions ,crazy analogies and off the wall statements.(like you’ve posted). help us help you with that. Put the xbox and dope down come outta mommis basement and stop typing these delusionary thoughts!!!!!! We are not interested in hearing what u did on your EA sports fantasy owners league!!!

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    • Franklin how old are u. U do realize Prince hasnt played in 6 games and isnt even in the Mem rotation idiot. Cavs would be helping them . The cavs wont trade for him they have a 6 million dollar trade exception. Even trading waiters is to much for Prince . Mem been trying to get rid of Tay since last season. He will most likely end up on the Cavs……

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      • Franklyn Lee

        We are fine. We don’t need your help and you don’t need ours do leave it at that. You guys contCted us. We didn’t contact you. As a matter of fact I am going to the keep Prince rally on Monday night

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    • I dont know whats more crazy the fact you said kyrie and 1st round pick for prince or that you assumed the grizzlies will make it to the finals coming out of the West

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      • Franklyn Lee

        It doesn’t matter if they make it or not we aren’t going to help you guys

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        • we dont need your help at all if you wanna keep price aka an old bench player that is way overpaid fine by me

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  2. A 34 old bench player with average effort is worth kyrie? Perhaps sleeping with your sister and too much boonsfarm has clouded your common sense judgement.

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  3. Anne Nonimous

    Look for a Tayshaun Prince – Dion Waiters trade. This is a win-win-win-win deal for all involved.

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    • Franklyn Lee

      If you want Prince you got to give us one of the big three or NO DEAL

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      • Frank you know nothing about basketball im sorry but its the truth the big three are Allstars prince is getting old see the difference no one will trade a all star for a role player your stupid

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        • Franklyn Lee

          Contrare my friend. The intent was to let Cavs fans like you realize that your team can’t just demand a player cause he fits your scheme of things. Why in the hell would the Grizzlies give Cleveland help? Any other team but Cleveland and the Spurs The Grizzlies want to win. Sending Prince to Cleveland would only help the Cavs It does nothing for the Grizzlies. Maybe save them a few dollars.

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          • Again I dont see why youre so concerned with helping the Cavs….how about you worry about getting out of the west first and betting teams like SA and Golden State before you worry about playing the Cavs in the finals

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            • Franklyn Lee

              You guys better worry about getting out of that sorry East. As a matter of fact I wi be at the keep Prince rally on Monday night

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              • have fun at the rally with the other 3 grizzlies fans maybe Price will even let you suck him off!

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                • Franklyn Lee

                  You have the brain of a tadpole. You and the rest of your fellow cav fans are desperate so you rely on insults and nasty remarks. That’s why you guys will never win. I wish I could see your face in June

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                  • Haha dont worry maybe you will get a chance to see my face during the parade that will be taking place in downtown cleveland after we win the finals against a team that wont be the Grizzlies

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              • Oh tard wow I remember when I used the same insults as a five year old how about memphis worries about making it past the first round

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                • How about cleveland worries about making it to the finals. I can’t wait to hear your excuses when the pressure is on and LeBron chokes, and kyrie has to play as an actual point guard and try sharing the ball – you cavs fans are gonna start burning jerseys again

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      • GerryK

        You’re obviously a little young to understand the business side of the NBA. The Grizzlies want to stop paying Prince more than $7 million/yr for 5 or 6 minutes per game. If the Cavs would take him off the Grizzlies hands, the Cavs would be helping the Grizzlies, not the other way around. Pay attention, do a little reading and maybe you could understand. Even hinting that Prince might be worth one of the big three shows how naive you are.

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        • Franklyn Lee

          Gerry Gerry Gerry, I am fully aware of Prince’s financial value. I know that it’s not the same as the big three. If every team’s only concer was the financial value of players no team would go over the salary cap. Look at what Brooklyn did last year. they were way over the salary cap. You weren’t concerned about them were you? There are many teams that are currently over the salary cap how concerned are you about them? I guarantee you that you are not a Grizzlies fan. Your concern is that the Cavs get the right players thus increasing their chances of winning. So don’t insult me about being naïve Last year the Pacers picked up Cleveland’s waived center Andrew Bynum so that Miami didn’t get him. Miami countered by picking up Greg Olden. So Mr Brilliant teams aspiring to win s championship usually don’t help other teams out just because fans are hopeful. By the way the Grizzlies aren’t shopping Prince it’s the Cavs who are inquiring

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            • Franklyn Lee

              That may be the case but no Prince for you guys. As a matter of fact I am going to the keep Prince rally on Monday night

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              • GerryK

                Keep Prince rally? I’ll bet that will be a major event. Say hello to the other two guys who attend. :-)

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          • GerryK

            Really … you should be on Saturday Night Live … your not so subtle comedy would be just right for them. I personally don’t want the Cavs to trade for/acquire Prince, I just had to step in when I saw all your ranting and raving that claimed that the Cavs wanted TP. I actually apologize. You get so few chances to say anything positive (except “almost there”) about the Grizz that nobody should “kick you while your up”. I’ll wait a month or so when the Grizz are back to 6th or 7th place and check in again. You should have moved to Brooklyn and been an earlier Dodger fan where they coined the phrase … “wait till next year!” Now’s the time to insert something like … “Oh yeah – the western conference is soooo tough, etc, etc, etc.” You’re correct, the western conference is stronger than the eastern … but the Grizz would find a way to swoon, and come in third or fourth in the Big East if they were slotted there.

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            • Franklyn Lee

              Apology accepted. Incidentally, I did live in Brooklyn off Flatbush ave. played a lot of basketball at Prospect Park. My displeasure with the Cleveland fans is their feeling of entitlement. They are not satisfied that they have a good team. When things go a little south there’s a lot of chatter regarding getting other teams players at a price that Cleveland determines. Not a fair price mind you a Cleveland price. They find ways to suggest that a team should trade players that Cleveland wants. Why not work with what you have and every year add a piece. Other teams have aspirations to win a championship. They are the only team that has assembled three franchise players together. Yet they’re not satisfied. Miami was the first to do it. Do you know how competitive this game would be if all of the franchise players were on two teams? There would be no need for a league. The championships would have no merit. If I bragged to you that I beat six guys at once you’d say damn you’re strong. However you would change your mind if you found out that the six guys were 2 year olds. I want competition. That’s all competition

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              • GerryK

                Miami was the first to do it ??? You don’t count Pierce and Garnet to Boston? Or Howard and Nash to LA ? The latter didn’t work, but how was it different from what Miami did? If Melo hadn’t opted for the cash, we’d have seen Melo and Pau to the Bulls. It’s the new wave in the NBA … Better join the parade and get used to it, or get used to saying “Damn, almost made it again.” Randolph, Gasol, and Conley are 2nd tier stars who will consistently produce 2nd tier results.

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              • You act like were miami we are nothing like miami they just signed any main star that would join them we built this team…we drafted lebron…we drafted kyrie…we traded for kevin love. We didnt just get it for free like the heat we had to go through losing seasons to build this team and we had to give away a number 1 pick for love you guys are just jealous youre not the cavs haha

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  4. Franklin how old are u. U do realize Prince hasnt played in 6 games and isnt even in the Mem rotation idiot. Cavs would be helping them . The cavs wont trade for him they have a 6 million dollar trade exception. Even trading waiters is to much for Prince . Mem been trying to get rid of Tay since last season. He will most likely end up on the Cavs

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  5. alvin

    move Prince to Cavs, at least they will give him more playing time and balls to shoot. Too, obvious the coach delisted him already on his line up,

    Slap the coach in the face, TP, show them you still have the mojo….just what you did on your game against the SPURS, eventhou Grizz losed, you show them you still have that skills….Silence the critics, let them eat what they said…

    TP , most humble, low key and nice guy in NBA.

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