NBA star Taurean Prince was detained at the Miami airport, according to a report by Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 South Florida on Thursday night. Currently playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Prince has also had a career with the Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Atlanta Hawks.
NBA star Taurean Prince was detained at the Miami airport, according to a report by Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 South Florida on Thursday night.
Slater: “SLATER SCOOP: Minnesota Timberwolves’ Taurean Prince was detained on a fugitive warrant this evening at Miami International Airport, several sources tell me. I’m told that Texas issued the search warrant for “dangerous drugs.””
Having just completed his sixth NBA season and his first with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Prince, who is 28 years old, has just finished.
In 69 regular season games the previous year, he scored 7.3 points, grabbed 2.5 rebounds, and made 1.0 assist.
In order to reach the NBA Playoffs for the first time since the 2018 campaign, he contributed to the Timberwolves’ 46-36 record.
Prince was re-signed by the Timberwolves over the offseason.
The agreement, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, was for two years and $16 million.
Wojnarowski reported on June 28 that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince has reached a two-year, $16 million contract extension.
Prince played for the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, and Cleveland Cavaliers in addition to the Timberwolves for the remaining five seasons of his NBA career.
He participated in all 82 regular-season games for the Hawks in 2018 and made all 82 starts. He averaged a career-high 14.1 points per game during that time.
He has a good three-point shooting percentage (37.1% for his career), which is one of his talents.
In addition, he participated in 11 playoff games.
The remaining six occurred during the 2017–18 campaign when the Timberwolves faced the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round, five of which occurred with the Hawks during that campaign.