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...failing to live up to expectations: Tayshaun Prince

Tayshaun Prince, SF, Detroit Pistons Prince still has those long arms on defense and the ability to give you a little bit of everything on offense, but he’s contributing just a little bit less of everything for a confused Detroit team. His shooting is cold (41.6 percent after consistently hitting around 46 percent to 48 percent for his career), but the non-scoring numbers that get at the 31-year-old’s activity level are more worrisome — and perhaps indicate age is finally catching up to him. Prince’s assists, rebounds and free throws are all way down, and he just hasn’t been as dynamic a presence on defense this season. Some of this is due to the context in Detroit, where rookie guard Brandon Knight has added yet another ball-handler with whom everyone must share, Greg Monroe is snagging boards and assists all over the place and the team is struggling badly in general. Prince is on a reasonable contract (four years, $28 million), and he provides a veteran presence. But he’s also standing in the way of some young guys, especially Austin Daye, and he’d be more valuable in a limited role on a good team. http://nba-point-forward.si.com/2012/01/20/some-failing-to-live-up-to-expectations/

UFC 135 Fight Card: Does Rampage Jackson Need To Reinvent His Game?

UFC champion Jon Jones thinks Quinton Jackson's fighting style is stagnant. Jonathan Snowden argues that the young fighter is confusing mature and refined with unevolved - perhaps to his detriment.

Cleveland Cavaliers 107, Chicago Bulls 93: Gimmicky Garbage

Bulls fall behind to Cavs, resort to gimmickry to try and get back into the game. Fail.

I really think this race will come down to veteran leadership and i still think on that note the ...

I really think this race will come down to veteran leadership and i still think on that note the White Sox have the upper hand in that department.

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