Timberwolves Player Arrested On “Fugitive Warrant”

The Minnesota Timberwolves are in the process of gathering more information on a report that 6-year veteran forward Taurean Prince has been arrested at Miami International Airport on a fugitive warrant out of Texas.

Prince spent Thursday night at a correctional facility in Miami, and the charges are still unknown, though it reportedly involves drug possession in the state of Texas. Prince was born in San Marcos, Texas, and was raised in San Antonio.  

Minnesota had just signed Prince to a two-year, $16M contract extension in June. 

Prince was a 1st round pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2016 NBA Draft (12th overall), and had three decent years there, averaging 11.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. 

He moved on to Brooklyn in 2019-20 where he averaged 12 points and 5.8 rebounds, before landing in Minnesota last season where he was a solid part of the rotation, and put up 7.3 points and 2.5 rebounds, while shooting 37.6% on threes in about 17 minutes per game. 

This is a developing story that we will continue to follow.