Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye traded to Memphis Grizzlies

Pistons acquire Jose Calderon

(WXYZ) - Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye have been traded to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a three-team trade that brings Jose Calderon to Detroit.

Prince and Daye are headed to Memphis, who will send Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors.  Toronto will send Jose Calderon to Detroit.

Prince was drafted by the Pistons in 2002 and spent 10 1/2 seasons in Auburn Hills, playing in two NBA Finals and winning a championship with Detroit in 2004.  He signed a four-year, $28 million contract before last season and heads to a Memphis team that's currently fourth in the Western Conference standings with a 29-15 record.

Daye was drafted by the Pistons in 2009 out of Gonzaga and has averaged 5.8 points per game during his 3 1/2 years in Auburn Hills.

"Trading a player like Tayshaun Prince, who has meant so much to our organization and contributed to our championship success, is never easy," said Joe Dumars, President of Basketball Operations.  "We want to thank Tayshaun for his professionalism and contributions over the last 10 years.  We also appreciate everything that Austin Daye has done for our team both on and off the court over the past three-plus years.  We wish both of them the best moving forward.  We are pleased to welcome Jose Calderon, knowing that he fits our mold as a high character individual who is a great competitor.  Jose is a great facilitator at the guard position and a player that we feel gives us tremendous flexibility on the court when added to the core of guards we have on the roster."

Calderon has played with the Raptors since 2005.  In 7 1/2 seasons, he has averaged 10 points per game and seven assists per game.  His contract expires after this season.  For more on Calderon, CLICK HERE

 

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