When asked about his future Wednesday, Prince said he's "not going to retire," Kyle Ratke of Timberwolves.com reports. After spending time between three teams - Boston, Detroit and Memphis - last season, Prince's career appeared to be winding down, but he signed with the Timberwolves in August and has appeared in 77 contests, making 44 starts and averaging 19.0 minutes per game. The 36-year-old only signed a one-year deal, so it's unclear if the Timberwolves will be interested in bringing him back. Regardless, it looks as though Prince is prepared to test the free agency waters this summer.
Prince was held scoreless (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and grabbed a rebound in seven minutes during Tuesday's 124-117 overtime victory against the Warriors. Prince has delivered a goose egg in the scoring column in three straight games and has seen his minutes count decrease in four consecutive contests. Shabazz Muhammad's outstanding scoring night (35 points) likely had a little to do with Prince's lack of usage Tuesday, but with the team intent on giving more playing time to younger players down the stretch, Prince probably won't see his minutes climb much from here.
Prince provided six points (2-4 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one steal across 22 minutes during the Timberwolves' 114-108 victory versus the Grizzlies on Wednesday. After playing no less than 20 minutes per game in any individual month prior to February, Prince's minutes continue to plummet. He played 17 minutes per night in February, and is down to just 13 minutes per appearance in March. Prince also hadn't scored six points or more since Feb. 3, and he is not worth much consideration in fantasy.
Prince did not play in Sunday's loss to Dallas due to a coach's decision. With Minnesota moving to giving younger players more minutes, we'd expect a decreased role for Prince the rest of the season. He's still getting spot starts, but takes few shots as a defensive specialist no matter how much he plays.
Prince will start in Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports. Prince has been in and out of the starting lineup this season, and he'll be back in for Wednesday's game. Look for Andrew Wiggins to move to the shooting guard position and for Zach LaVine to come off the bench. It's unclear at this time if Prince will remain in the starting lineup for any games going forward.
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