The deadline for Tayshaun Prince's contract extension is fast approaching. From the Detroit News:
There is exactly one week left for the Pistons and Tayshaun Prince to come to terms on a five-year extension. Right now, there appears to be a stalemate.
Neither side is willing to talk terms in the media, but it is believed that the Pistons are offering a five-year deal worth close to $45 million. Prince's agent, Bill Duffy, is apparently seeking something closer to $50 million. Neither side has budged in more than a week.
If Prince doesn't sign by Oct. 31, he will become a restricted free agent next summer.
I like Prince as much as the next guy, but $10 million a season? Wow. That's a whole lot of dough for a player that unfortunately tends to disappear for long stretches in the playoffs. And if Prince is worth $10 million, then how much is Ben Wallace worth? Because his contract is up at the end of the season, as well.
Prince can be an absolute stopper at times, and if he keeps on improving he may actually end up being worth it, but I'd at least make him play out the season to prove it.
Princely sum [Detroit News]