Prince underwent successful season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Tuesday in New York.
Prince had been battling ongoing discomfort in his left ankle over the past several weeks and ultimately chose to go under the knife with little on the line for Cleveland at this stage of the season. The veteran forward should be back to full health for the start of the 2021-22 campaign, but it's not clear where he'll be continuing his career. Prince is headed for unrestricted free agency this summer after averaging 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.5 three-pointers in 22.1 minutes across 41 appearances with the Cavaliers and Nets this season.
Prince will undergo season-ending ankle surgery, Kelsey Russo of The Athletic reports.
Prince missed time in February due to the ankle issue, which apparently has still been bothering him even though he's appeared in the Cavaliers' past 12 games. He'll finish the season with averages of 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 22.1 minutes between Brooklyn and Cleveland. In his absence, Cedi Osman and Lamar Stevens are candidates to see expanded roles.
Prince scored 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt) with two rebounds, two steals and one assist in a 119-101 loss to the Warriors on Thursday.
Prince scored in double figures for the seventh consecutive game in a solid two-way performance. The forward also made multiple threes for the sixth time over that span. Prince has played an average of 26.0 minutes in his last seven contests and contributed 16.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.
Prince registered 25 points (9-13 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Hornets.
The 27-year-old has now scored double-digit points in six straight games, a span in which he's averaged 16.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.5 three-pointers. Prince is playing heavy minutes for the Cavaliers and makes for a solid across-the-board streaming option while he's averaging 25-plus minutes off the bench. The fifth-year forward will look to keep the good times rolling Thursday at home against the Warriors.
Prince finished Thursday's 129-102 win over Oklahoma City with 22 points (9-15 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six assists, three rebounds and a steal over 28 minutes.
Prince appears to be fully recovered from a shoulder strain that kept him out of 10 straight games in March, as he has played at least 26 minutes in each of his past three contests. Over that span, the forward is averaging 18.3 points, 5.3 boards and 3.7 dimes per game. His 22 points Thursday were a season high.
Prince (shoulder) will come off the bench Monday against the Jazz, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Prince has been held out since March 3 against Indiana due to a shoulder injury, but he'll make his return Monday evening. The Cavs may elect to ease him back into action after failing to see game action for nearly a month.
Prince (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game against the Jazz.
Prince hasn't played since March 3 due to a left shoulder sprain, but he has a chance to return against Utah on Monday. Even if he's available, he'd likely face restrictions following his lengthy absence.
Prince (shoulder) is out Saturday against the Kings, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Prince hasn't played since March 3 due to a sprained left shoulder. It's not clear when he's expected to return.
Prince (shoulder) is out Friday against the Lakers.
A sprained left shoulder will keep Prince out for a ninth straight game. His next chance to take the court arrives Saturday against the Kings.
Prince (shoulder) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Bulls.
The wing hasn't played since the final game before the All-Star break, as he continues to battle a sprained left shoulder. The Cavs haven't said much about his status, so they appear content to handle Prince on a game-to-game basis.
Prince (shoulder) is out Sunday against the Raptors.
A sprained left shoulder will keep Prince out for the sixth straight contest. His next chance to play arrives Monday against the Kings.
Prince (shoulder) won't play Friday against the Spurs.
Prince will be sidelined for a fifth straight game as he recovers from a sprained left shoulder. His next chance to play arrives Sunday against the Raptors.
Prince (shoulder) won't play Wednesday against the Celtics, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Prince will be sidelined for the fourth straight contest due to a left shoulder strain. Kevin Love (calf) is also out, which should leave Larry Nance, Dean Wade and Cedi Osman to split work at power forward.
Prince (shoulder) won't play Tuesday against the Heat.
Prince will miss a third straight matchup due to a sprained left shoulder. It's not yet clear whether he'll be available for Wednesday's game against Boston.
Prince (shoulder) will miss Sunday's game against the Hawks, Kelsey Russo of The Athletic reports.
Prince continues to deal with a sprained left shoulder and will miss a second consecutive game Sunday. He's averaging 8.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists across 21.4 minutes per game this season, but with Kevin Love back in the lineup, it could be difficult for Prince to carve out a meaningful role in the rotation when he's able to return.
Prince won't play Friday against the Pelicans due to a left shoulder injury.
The 26-year-old apparently suffered the injury during the All-Star break and will be unavailable for at least one game. Kevin Love (calf) is questionable and could see his first game action since December, which would cover Prince's absence.
Prince scored five points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt) to go along with three rebounds and four assists across 19 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.
Prince missed five of team's last six games with an ankle injury but returned off the bench for Wednesday's contest. However, he had a fairly quiet performance and was outplayed by Dean Wade. Kevin Love (calf) may be set to return after the All-Star break, which would only make it more difficult for Prince to carve out significant minutes.
Prince (ankle) is available for Wednesday's game against Indiana.
The 26-year-old missed five of the past six games but will return to action for the final game before the All-Star break. Prince has been an intermittent starter for the Cavaliers, so Dean Wade could remain in the lineup after starting the last four contests.
Prince (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.
Prince has missed the past two games due to a personal issue and ankle injury, but he could return for the Cavaliers' final game before the All-Star break. If he does, that could mean fewer minutes for the likes of Dean Wade, Dylan Windler and Lamar Stevens.
Prince won't play Monday against the Rockets due to left ankle soreness.
Prince sat out Saturday's matchup with the Sixers due to personal reasons, and he's now unavailable Monday due to an ankle injury. Dean Wade, Lamar Stevens and Cedi Osman (back) could have increased roles for the the Cavs.
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