Continuing with the ‘Boogie Sports Radio’ theme today, we’ve got a little tidbit from the rumor mill. Trade winds have been blowing around the interwebs as the draft nears, and one of the most popular rumors involves the Pistons shopping Tayshaun Prince around in an attempt to move up and draft one of the franchise big men in this year’s class, possibly none other than DeMarcus Cousins.
The most probable scenario would have Detroit send Prince to Sacramento along with the 7th pick in exchange for the 5th pick and Andres Nocioni. They would then use the 5th pick to get the the big man they covet, either Boogie or his BFF Derrick Favors. Detroit is a team that has often been mentioned as having interest in Cousins, especially when it was thought his stock was falling a bit. Now they’re afraid he won’t be there when they pick and they’ll miss out on the inside presence they desperately need.
As for Prince, this could be a welcome change from the last few disappointing seasons in Motown. He would join Tyreke Evans and whoever goes 7th to form the core of a team on the rise and get to play a little closer to home in Cali. Not to mention he wouldn’t have to spend his time in Detroit anymore.
It seems, then, that the only downside in this is that Boogie may have to live in Detroit, a punishing sentence for anyone. However, he would get to go be a franchise player like he desires, and in a few years when his rookie contract is up, he’ll be that much more appreciative when he gets to sign somewhere with better tourist attractions than 8-Mile. Seriously, it will be interesting to see how this plays out as Tayshaun joins the other former Cats whose futures will be determined in the next couple of weeks.