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Rudy Gay trade: Pistons trade Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye in Grizzlies-Raptors deal

It's official: The Pistons have dealt Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to the Grizzlies as part of a three-team deal that brings Jose Calderon to Detroit and sends Rudy Gay to Toronto. Just like we planned it.

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Trade 'completely shocked' Tayshaun

The former Piston talked to Memphis radio about leaving his old team and joining his new team.


Jersey-shedding fan gets to meet Tayshaun Prince

Man in viral video shown shedding his Tayshaun Prince jersey on day of trade has his dream come true as he gets to meet his all-time favorite Kentucky Wildcat.


Jose Calderon could miss two more games

The Pistons' new point guard is definitely out Sunday against the Lakers and he could miss Monday's game against the Knicks.


Grizzlies GM: No trade without Tayshaun Prince

Memphis general manager says they wouldn't have done the deal if Tayshaun Prince wasn't involved.


Watch Tayshaun, Daye and Jose talk about the trade

Hours after learning they were being dealt from the only team they've ever played for, Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye and Jose Calderon discussed the trade.


Analytics: Frank loves pick-and-roll combos

Charles Klask, who heads Detroit's analytics department talks about his role and some of his projects -- including one on pick-and-rolls.


Pistons get high mark for trade

Tayshaun Prince is out. Jose Calderon is in. How does the web think the Pistons did in the NBA's big trade?


Wages of Wins: Calderon + Pistons = Playoffs

Point guard play has arguably been the Pistons' biggest weakness for several years. According to wins produced, Jose Calderon could be the best Pistons point since Chauncey Billups.


Meet Jose Calderón, the Pistons' new point guard

Known around the association simply as José Calderón, the pure point guard from Spain is the newest member of the Detroit Pistons. Here's way more than you need to know about him.


Report: Calderon, Knight will be starting guards

The Pistons don't play until Friday at Cleveland and their new point guard Jose Calderon might not be ready to hit the floor until Sunday's game against the Lakers. If he is indeed the starting point guard who should be the shooting guard?


Jonas Jerebko important to Pistons' playoff hopes

Tayshaun Prince's departure opens up a significant hole in the Pistons' rotation, and Jonas Jerebko is likely to get the first crack at the lion's share of those minutes. Can he bounce back from his first-half season slump?


Tayshaun 'shocked' by trade to Memphis

Tayshaun Prince, who was convinced he wasn't being "left out of the loop" just weeks ago, admitted he was caught off guard by Wednesday's trade to the Memphis Grizzlies.



Wednesday's trade that sent Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to the Grizzlies was greeted with surprised celebration among DBB readers -- enough so that the expected loss to the Pacers was a distant afterthought.

Then again, most of us didn't travel to Indianapolis, buy a ticket right next to the players' tunnel, and wear our lucky Kentucky Wildcats t-shirt under a Prince jersey only to be confused by Prince's absence during pregame warmups ... and then have our "shucks, guess I don't need this anymore" look on our face caught on camera as we take the jersey off upon learning of the trade.

Or at least, that's what I'm guessing happened here:

Most depressing GIF ever? It has my vote.

Prince's ex-teammates seemed to be just as distracted early in the game, missing their first eight shots (including a pair of free throws) before getting on the board. The Pacers led by as many as nine points in the first quarter and extended that lead to 18 in the second quarter. After holding serve in the third, the Pistons trailed by as many as 23 in the fourth, ultimately allowing the Pacers to cruise to a 98-79 victory.

To be fair, this was never supposed to be a win -- the Pacers have lost three times on their home court all year, while the Pistons were on the wrong end of a back-to-back, and that was before they dealt two rotation players hours before tipoff.

The good news is that Andre Drummond continued to do Drummond-y type things, scoring only four points but grabbing 14 rebounds and blocking three shots in just 24 minutes. For a teenager coming off an 18 and 18 performance (and a cold!), that's damn impressive. Young Andre shot just 2-10 from the free-throw line, which is bad even for him, but still, those eight points wouldn't have made a difference in this trainwreck.

By our unofficial count, he played roughly 12 and a half minutes with Greg Monroe, during which time the Pistons scored exactly as many points (21) as they gave up. In a game in which the Pistons trailed by double-digits for much of the way, that's a huge accomplishment.

As for the rest of the team, Rodney Stuckey returned to the starting lineup but felt the urge to attempt six three-pointers. He should stop doing that; he made one. He needed 16 attempts to finish with 14 points. Monroe led the way with 18 points, adding nine boards.

I'd continue, but, hell, wouldn't it be more fun to hang out in the trade StoryStream? Yes, it would be. See you there!

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Winners & losers of the big trade

The trade has come and gone and it will have many repercussions for all the teams and players involved. But who are the big winners and who are the big losers?


Detroit may not be done trading

To acquire Jose Calderon in a three-way trade involving Toronto and Memphis, Detroit barely skimmed the surface of its available trade assets. Could the Pistons look to make more moves before the NBA Trade Deadline, and if so, what assets should be at their disposal?


Tay-Daye-Jose trade is approved by league

The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors have done their part, but there's some type of hang-up with the Grizzlies and Pistons:

Here's to hoping this is just a small formality -- stay tuned.

UPDATE: Yep, it's a done deal.


What will Detroit's new rotation look like?

Tayshaun Prince is gone and Jose Calderon is here. What does that mean for Detroit's player rotation?


Can Jose Calderon make stars of Detroit's big men?

Jose Calderon is one of the league's premier pass-first point guards, and he brings a playing style that promises to make the most of Detroit's potentially-dominant young big men.


Goodbye, Tay and Daye; hello Jose

The Pistons will reportedly part with both Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye for Jose Calderon as part of a three-way trade that sends Rudy Gay to Toronto, according to ESPN's Marc Stein:

According to Vincent Goodwill, the players have been informed and have begun exchanging goodbyes with their teammates:

Jose Calderon, 31, is an eight-year veteran currently averaging 11.1 points and 7.4 assists (1.7 turnovers) in 45 games with the Raptors.

Update: Calderon is making $10.56 million this year -- the final year of his contract. So as nice as it will be to see a true point guard on the court, this deal doesn't necessarily disrupt Detroit's plans of shoehorning Brandon Knight into the "point guard of the future" role.


Report: Pistons may trade Tayshaun for Calderon

Wait, this might actually happen? ESPN's Marc Stein reports the Pistons may enter the mix in the Grizzlies-Raptors trade talk, acquiring Jose Calderon and dealing Tayshaun Prince.


Pistons should facilitate Grizzlies-Raptors deal

Rodney Stuckey seems to be the odd man out in the Pistons' guard rotation. And while no trade was imminent when he got benched by a "coach's decision" that doesn't mean he can't or shouldn't be traded.


Tayshaun Prince still ignoring the rumors

Tayshaun Prince isn't ready to give up on Detroit, nor does he believe he'll be traded -- but that doesn't mean it won't happen.

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