Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince arrested at Miami International Airport on drug charges

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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince was apprehended in Florida on Thursday night on drug charges. Prince was collared at Miami International Airport on an out-of-state warrant originating from Texas. 

The Timberwolves provided a declaration, which checked out: “We are aware of the alleged report regarding Taurean Prince and are in the process of gathering more information.”

Specific information surrounding the warrant and Prince’s arrest have actually been limited to this point. A Miami-Dade authorities representative informed NBC News on Friday that the charge was connected to “dangerous drugs.” The Miami Herald reported that Prince will quickly be launched on a $2,500 bond. 

The No. 12 general choice in the 2016 NBA Draft, Prince has actually hung out with the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Timberwolves. Prior to last season, he was traded from the Cavaliers to the Timberwolves in exchange for seasoned point player Ricky Rubio. 

Prince was a strong rotation gamer for the Timberwolves in his very first season with the club, balancing 7.3 points and 2.5 rebounds per video game while shooting 37.3 percent from 3-point land. He had a hard time to discover his shot in the playoffs, nevertheless, and saw his playing time lowered as the Wolves were removed in the preliminary in 6 video games by the Memphis Grizzlies. 

Still, the Timberwolves liked what they saw from Prince throughout the season and rewarded him with a brand-new two-year, $16 million agreement this summer season that will keep him with the club up until 2024. The 2nd year of the offer is non-guaranteed, nevertheless. 



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