Timberwolves’ Taurean Prince Arrested In Miami On An Alleged Drug-Related Fugitive Warrant

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Taurean Prince of the Minnesota Timberwolves was reportedly arrested at the Miami International Airport on Thursday. Prince’s arrest is due to having a fugitive out-of-state warrant, which is reportedly originated from Texas. While the charges Prince faces remain unclear, Andy Slater from Miami’s Fox Sports 640 claims that the issued warrant is drug-related. The native of San Antonio was reportedly booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center after first being sighted at the Miami-Dade County Jail.

The Minnesota Timberwolves issued a statement on Thursday regarding the arrest of Prince, stating that they are aware of the report and are currently in the process of gathering more information.

The former 12th overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft came to Minnesota from the Cleveland Cavaliers last summer as part of a trade for guard Ricky Rubio, who agreed to a 3-year, $18.4 million contract-extension with the Cavaliers back in July. Prince has reportedly become a valuable reserve piece with the Timberwolves due to his versatility and veteran leadership, despite only averaging 7.3 ppg (points-per-game) and 2.5 rpg (rebounds-per-game).

The Timberwolves and Prince agreed to a two year contract-extension this past offseason, averaging more than $14 million per year. The second year of the new deal is reportedly a team option, meaning the team has the right to keep Prince after the first year of the deal if they choose to.

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