Tayshaun Prince has not come up big consistently. Tayshaun Prince has not increased his offensive output. Tayshaun Prince is not a lockdown defender. The reason why you trade Tay is because he has some value which speaks to the quality of this team that Joe has gotten rid of Ben, Chauncey and probably Sheed to allow Tay to float (not swim) to the top. It's merit by default. The 3 spot is a lot easier to fill than the 1 or the 5. Tay is in a position with a surplus of talent, and he may be the 10th best SF in a league where the gap between 10 and 25 is not that wide. I don't care if he stays or goes really. We're not going to be very good next year, and maybe a guy who palms the ball for 15 seconds will help us keep the game slow and give us a chance to win a few. As far as Tay being underpaid, I will argue that. Instead of measuring his wage to his output, measure his wage relative to the output of Lebron James. Paul Pierce. Caron Butler. And their wages. I don't know the result, I just know looking at a guy's stats and his wage and going "seems right" isn't really a market process of price discovery.