One of Detroit’s most popular players and nine year veteran Tayshaun Prince is a free agent and he could sign with any team in the NBA. Prince who is a Compton, California native could just as well pull up stakes and move back home and sign with the Los Angels Lakers and play with one of the best players in the world Kobe Bryant and be in contention for another championship ring. He could take his talents to South Beach, Miami and join the big three Dewayne Wade, Labron James and Chris Bosh and have a long playoff run in search of the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Tayshun is the most desirable small forward in this years free agent pool, ahead of former Piston Grant Hill and Birmingham native Shane Battier. The sky’s the limited for the former first round draft pick out of Kentucky, however, a source close to him said the veteran hasn’t ruled out a return to Detroit just yet. Despite the overwhelming levels of dysfunction and defeats under coach John Kuester last season when the Pistons were 30-52, the presence of new coach Lawrence Frank and a chance to deal with “unfinished business” in Detroit has Prince keeping that option open.
“He’s going to give [Pistons president] Joe [Dumars] an opportunity,” the source said.