11:35am: Police in Arlington, Texas say they discovered weapons and a vape pen with THC oil in Prince’s automobile once they stopped him in May for an expired registration, in keeping with Eric Chaloux of KSTP-TV (Twitter thread).
Possession of marijuana is prohibited in Texas, and it additionally violates state regulation “to carry a gun while engaging in a criminal offense,” the police mentioned.
KSTP’s report signifies that Prince was booked into jail custody on Thursday night in Miami-Dade County. According to Hine, Prince was arrested at Miami International Airport on a fugitive out-of-state warrant from Texas. The six-year NBA veteran was born in San Marcos, Texas, was raised in San Antonio, and attended Baylor for faculty.
Details are nonetheless sparse on the attainable prices that Prince is dealing with. Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 South Florida reported (via Twitter) that the Texas warrant was drug-related, however that has but to be confirmed.
“We are aware of the alleged report regarding Taurean Prince and are in the process of gathering more information,” the Timberwolves mentioned in a press release on Thursday.
Prince, 28, was an everyday a part of Minnesota’s rotation in 2021/22, averaging 7.3 PPG and a pair of.5 RPG in 69 video games (17.1 MPG). He’s a strong, versatile defender, in addition to a dependable flooring spacer (.376 3PT% final season).
Prince had been on observe for unrestricted free company this summer season, however the Timberwolves signed him to a two-year contract extension simply earlier than the brand new league 12 months started. That deal features a assured base wage of $7.1MM for 2022/23, with $195K in seemingly incentives and one other $870 in unlikely incentives for the approaching season. The second 12 months of the contract is non-guaranteed.
We’ll have to attend for added data to get an actual sense of how severe Prince’s authorized state of affairs is and whether or not it’s going to have an effect on his availability in any respect for the approaching season.