Under Carlisle, Prince didn't play until every other option was exhausted. Under Brown, Prince started. I would imagine Tayshaun likes LB better than watching Michael Curry's ass crawl up and down the court. I think blowing up your salary cap would be a worse choice then letting Prince go especially when this team did pretty well while Prince played poorly in the last half of the playoffs. While Sheed could play some offensive 3 and perhaps Evans or Delfino could also take up minutes there both offensively and defensively (if Delfino actually plays defense), losing Prince means going from a situation where our defensive 3 spot is so solid that we throw the SF at better 2s when his defense is not needed at the 3, to trying to platoon guys at the spot based on defensive match-ups. Rasheed cannot play defensive 3 against any quick SFs and even trying to put him there means that he can't be playing defensive 4 or 5 (and we all know the Pistons like to put Sheed on the better offensive weapon of those 2 spots and let Ben rebound and play help-D). How would a 3 big line-up work against contending teams? Indy - Sheed might be able to gaurd Artest who produces a lot based on out muscling his opposing 3 but that takes Sheed off O'neal who he plays better than most. Mia - I would imagine McDyess could guard Walker letting Sheed take his minutes on Shaq. Spurs- anyone can cover Bowen out at the corner, its just a matter of if they stay on him out there when the quards cut or not. Leaving Sheed to guard Duncan where he should be.