Tayshaun Prince‘s camp plans to engage the Celtics in buyout talks tomorrow, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald tweets. The Celtics were working to move Prince in a trade but they have been unable to get that done with the deadline fast approaching.
Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald recently heard that Prince had the most trade value of any of the pieces the C’s would be willing to move. However, teams were hesitant to part with a second-rounder in exchange for the 34-year-old.
A buyout has been rumored for some time and Prince himself has been antsy to join up with a contender.
“Obviously I want to be in a winning situation,” Prince said in late January. “Everybody wants to be in a winning situation, make no mistake about it, especially toward the end of your career. But at the end of the day, it’s about doing what’s right and going out there and having fun. If you get to the point where I am in my career after all these years, you just want to go out there and have a chance to win and do the right things.”
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said last month that he hoped to keep Prince for the balance of the season. Right now, however, it sounds like Prince could be days away from donning a different uniform.