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Pistons trade: Tayshaun Prince, Jose Calderon talk about being traded

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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.

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Hours after learning they were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of the Rudy Gay three-team deal, Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye spoke with reporters one last time as members of the Detroit Pistons:

For fans, it's easy to think in purely abstract terms about trades like this -- it's about swapping one player's talents for another, adjusting depth charts and playbooks. Players should be happy to leave a losing team for a contender, right?

But actually seeing a guy like Prince, who's spent a decade calling Detroit home, talk about leaving for another team is a reminder for just how difficult this must be. Jose Calderon, another player who's spent his entire career with a single team, was even more emotional during his goodbye interview with the Raptors press:

Call me sentimental -- I recently moved across the country for work myself, so I know how difficult it is to say goodbye to friends without knowing when you'll see them next -- but I don't envy these guys. Here's to hoping the transition goes smoothly.