Prince is starting Monday's game against the Lakers, Joe Gabriele of the Cavaliers' official site reports.
Prince gets the start for the injured Larry Nance, who is out with a sprained wrist. Prince has finished in double figures in scoring in two of his four starts this season but faces a tough matchup Monday evening against the defending champs.
Prince recorded 14 points (3-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 22 minutes during Friday's 123-113 win over the Nets.
Prince has been excellent in his first two games with the Cavaliers, averaging 15.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 27.0 minutes. However, he's shooting an unsustainable 57.1 percent from the field and 62.5 percent from three. Once his shooting comes back down to earth, his fantasy relevance will likely be close to gone. Prince is unlikely to find 30 minutes per game given the wealth of options at forward for the Cavaliers, including Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman and Larry Nance. Dylan Windler should also see minutes on the wing.
Prince played 32 minutes off the bench Wednesday in the Cavaliers' 147-135 win over the Nets in double overtime, contributing 17 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.
Both Prince and Jarrett Allen made their Cleveland debuts against their former squad following last week's four-team trade that sent James Harden to Brooklyn. The new recruits didn't need much time to get acclimated to their new situation, as both Prince and Allen logged 30-plus minutes as members of head coach J.B. Bickerstaff's eight-man rotation. However, the two extra periods inflated Prince's playing time, and his minutes are likely to dip further once the Cavaliers return Darius Garland (shoulder), Kevin Love (calf) and Dylan Windler (hand) from injuries. The 26-year-old is best viewed as an option in 14-team or 16-team formats rather than standard leagues.
Prince will be available to make his Cavaliers debut Wednesday versus the Nets, Brian Dulik of the Associated Press reports.
Prince and Jarrett Allen were both in attendance for Friday's 106-103 win over the Knicks after coming over from Brooklyn in a four-team trade earlier this week, but neither suited up for the contest while the deal was still being finalized. Now that all players involved in the trade have passed their physicals, Prince will get the first chance to dress with his new team Wednesday, after the Cavs' back-to-back set Sunday and Monday with the Wizards was postponed due to Washington's lack of available players. Prince averaged 18.3 minutes per game over 12 outings with Brooklyn this season, and he's unlikely to see a major bump in playing time -- if at all -- with Cleveland.
Prince (not injury related) is not expected to debut Friday against the Knicks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Not every player from the recent trade has passed his physical, so nobody involved in the deal can play yet. Prince's next chance to play arrives Wednesday against the Nets, as the Cavs' Sunday and Monday games against the Wizards have been postponed.
Prince was traded Wednesday from Brooklyn to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi reports.
Prince is part of the four-team mega-trade that landed James Harden in Brooklyn. The lengthy wing and Jarrett Allen both leave the Nets and will become key rotational parts for a Cavs team looking to add young depth. Look for Prince, rookie Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman and Larry Nance to battle for minutes at the two forward spots.
Prince posted 16 points (4-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 7-7 FT), four rebounds, a steal and a block across 24 minutes in Friday's loss against the Grizzlies.
Prince struggled massively from the field, but his seven trips to the charity stripe saved his performance while also representing his season-best scoring output. Prince could head back to the bench as soon as Sunday against the Thunder if Kevin Durant (COVID-19 protocols) is deemed available.
Prince will start Tuesday's game against Utah, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Prince will make his second start of the season with Kevin Durant (COVID-19) unavailable Tuesday. Coach Steve Nash is mixing up the lineup, with Bruce Brown, Jeff Green and Jarrett Allen also starting with Kyrie Irving.
Prince is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Hawks, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
The 26-year-old received the spot start Monday with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant resting, and he'll shift to the bench Wednesday with Irving and Durant back in action. Prince averaged 2.7 points and 1.0 rebounds in 13.3 minutes when coming off the bench during the season's first three games.
Prince will start at power forward in Monday's game against the Grizzlies, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Prince will replace Kevin Durant (rest) in the starting lineup. With Kyrie Irving (rest) out as well, he will start alongside Caris LeVert, Joe Harris, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and DeAndre Jordan.
Prince tested positive Tuesday for COVID-19 and has elected to sit out the resumption of the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
With Prince becoming the latest Nets played to opt out of joining the team in Orlando, Brooklyn will be bringing an extremely thin roster to the "bubble." Prince's absence should open up extra minutes at forward for the likes of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Rodions Kurucs, Dzanan Musa and Justin Anderson.
Prince finished with seven points (1-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), nine rebounds, two steals and one assist across 29 minutes Sunday in the Nets' 110-107 victory over the Bulls.
Prince had been moved to the bench in Kenny Atkinson's final game at the helm Friday versus the Spurs, and the forward continued to back up Wilson Chandler while interim coach Jacque Vaughn was on the bench for the first time Sunday. While the benching may seem like a demotion on the surface, Prince has logged 30 and 29 minutes, respectively, in his first two games as a reserve -- right on par with his season-long average (29.0 per game). Rather than his playing time, the major concern with Prince is his game-to-game inconsistency.
Prince will come off the bench for Friday's action against the Spurs, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Coach Kenny Atkinson will opt to give Wilson Chandler the starting nod. Friday's game will be the first time all season that Prince has come off the bench.
Prince registered 15 points (6-19 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and five rebounds in 25 minutes during Wednesday's 118-79 loss against the Grizzlies.
Prince was coming off a two-point effort against the Celtics, but he bounced back admirably and was one of Brooklyn's main scoring threats despite the loss. The small forward has now scored in double figures in six of his last seven games, and he is averaging 11.4 points despite an ugly 37.7 percent from the field during that stretch.
Prince posted two points (1-8 FG, 0-5 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 19 minutes during Tuesday's 129-120 overtime victory against the Celtics.
Prince had one of his worst performances of the season Tuesday. He was ice cold shooting the ball, plus he committed three turnovers and four fouls in only 19 minutes. He'll look to bounce back Wednesday against the Grizzlies.
Prince posted 14 points (5-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds and one block across 32 minutes during Monday's 106-105 victory over the Pacers.
Prince continues to launch from beyond the arc, and Monday marked his 22nd game this season with at least a trio of triples. He's currently 19th in made threes (127) and has the seventh-highest three-point attempt rate (.587) of players who have seen at least 1,500 minutes.
Prince gathered 16 points (6-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes during Friday's 133-118 win over the Bulls.
Prince has been fairly consistent during the month of January, logging over 25 minutes in all but three games while scoring in double digits in seven of his last eight contests. Prince might never be Brooklyn's main go-to guy on offense, but he has been consistent enough to remain productive in most formats. He is averaging 13.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 15 games during January.
Prince pitched in 22 points (9-16 FG, 4-8 3Pt), seven rebounds, four steals and one assist in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 125-115 win over the Pistons.
Prince matched his career high in steals while turning in an impressively well-rounded stat line. The 25-year-old wing still struggles from the field more often than not and is sporting a career-worst percentage, but he has upped his rebounding significantly compared to his first three seasons.
Prince totaled 14 points (4-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four assists and three rebounds in 29 minutes during Sunday's 110-97 road loss to the Knicks.
Prince continues to produce as a starter, providing double-digit scoring in all but three games during January so far. That said, he's been struggling with his shot of late, having made just 41.3 percent of his field-goal attempts over his last six contests. In the three games prior to that stretch, he made 52.5 percent of his shots, which had offered some hope that he might be improving as a shooter, but his season-long field-goal percentage now sits at a miserable 38.2 percent.
Prince put up 18 points (6-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four assists, three rebounds and three steals in 29 minutes during Thursday's loss to the Lakers.
Prince has produced a serviceable standard league value over his last four outings, putting up 14.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 triples and 1.8 steals per game in that span. While he's certainly worth a look in most leagues, Prince doesn't possess the highest upside while the Nets' wing rotation is healthy.
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