Monday , Oct , 31 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Pistons expected to re-sign Prince

=== Pistons expected to re-sign Prince ===

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) – The Detroit Pistons will reportedly re-sign
forward Tayshaun Prince.

According to The Detroit Free Press, president of basketball operations Joe
Dumars and Prince’s agent, Bill Duffy, have agreed in principle to a five-year
contract that will pay the 25-year-old anywhere from $45-50 million.

Prince’s new deal would make him one of the highest paid players on the club.

In three NBA seasons, all with Detroit, Prince has been a strong force on the
frontcourt. He was a key contributor to the team that has reached consecutive
NBA Finals, which included winning the 2003-04 championship.

Prince averaged a career-high 14.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists while
starting in all 82 games last season. The Kentucky product has posted career
numbers of 10.6 points, 4.2 boards and 2.2 assists per contest.

Selected by the Pistons with the 23rd overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft,
Prince was named to the All-Defensive Second Team last year.