Tayshaun Prince is not Ready to Retire

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="900"]Nam Y. Huh | AP Nam Y. Huh | AP[/caption] Tayshaun Prince appeared in six straight Eastern Conference finals, won an NBA Title and a Gold Medal, yet at 36-years old, he's not ready to end his 14-year career.  Currently without a team, the former Wildcat is playing the waiting game while teams finalize their rosters.

“The hardest part about the wait is that there are a lot of teams out there that know what I bring to the game,” Prince said. “I know I have good leadership, and they know I’m a great locker room guy. Obviously, some of the assistant coaches that you’ve played for are dispersed around the league. A lot of them are accustomed to what I do and what I bring to teams …

“Now is the time where teams are checking out their roster with 18 or 19 guys. They are trying to see if some of these guys can make the roster. After all that settles, I hope to hopefully hear something.”

Living life in limbo without a team has not been easy.  Prince has found support from a group chat with his former Pistons teammates -- Rip Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace, Ben Wallace and Chauncey Billups.  The last one still in the NBA, Billups believes it's not Tayshaun's time to go.

“He’s a veteran that has won a championship, great in the locker room with young guys and, more importantly, can still get on the floor and give you meaningful minutes, similar to what Richard Jefferson did last season with Cleveland.”

If he can find a contender, I'm sure he can still pull out some playoff magic (sorry, Drew). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QJ4iwqnLKc [The Undefeated]

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