By a) Mike Stone

Wednesday’s pregame 3 team trade which sent Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to Memphis was certainly not an ideal way to conduct business. Pistons coach Lawrence Frank told “Stoney and Bill” that ”we pulled them in the locker room and Joe talked to them over the telephone, it was definitely difficult to find out that close to game time, but with the Memphis and Toronto parts done it had to be done that way.”

Losing Prince is definitely tough for Frank, because of his presence both on and off the floor, “He has been a leader the last two seasons and has been professional the way he has handled his business.”

In the deal the Pistons get point guard Jose Calderon. He is the facilitator that Pistons fans have craved, but Frank says he is also looking at him like an audition, “we want to see what he can do for right now and for the future.” Calderon will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season. To hear the rest of the interview including Frank’s thoughts on Andre Drummond and Rodney Stuckey click the link below.


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