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Minnesota Timberwolves sign Tayshaun Prince

NBA veteran Tayshaun Prince signs with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a one-year deal.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced the signing of veteran forward Tayshaun Prince ahead of the new season.

The Wolves agreed terms last week, with Prince joining on a one-year deal for the veteran minimum.

The 35-year-old averaged 7.5 points in 58 games last year for the Memphis Grizzlies, although he also had spells with the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics.

Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders insisted that he thinks Prince will help bring a defensive mindset that will benefit the youngsters on his roster.

Meanwhile, he suggested that he hopes his new arrival will have a similar impact to fellow veterans Kevin Garnett and Andre Miller.

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Washington Wizards head coach Flip Saunders looks on from the sideline during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Verizon Center on March 5, 2011
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SURFING
· Wave conditions permitting, surfing will make its Olympic debut (11pm-8.20am)

SKATEBOARDING
· Another debutant sport at this Olympics, most eyes will be on American Nyjah Huston in the men's street contest as he looks to add Olympic gold to his four world titles and 12 X-Games golds. (12.30am-5am)

TAEKWONDO
· History beckons for Jade Jones as she looks to become a three-time Olympic champion - something never done before in the sport prior to these Games (2am-1.45pm)
· Team GB's Bradly Sinden - world champion two years ago - is also going for gold in the men's -68kg category (2am-1.45pm)

GYMNASTICS
· Already-legendary gymnast Simone Biles makes her first appearance of the Games in the women's qualifying event (2am-2pm)

SWIMMING
· The first swimming medals of the Games will be dished out, with home favourite Daiya Seto going for gold in the men's 400m individual medley (2.30am-4.20am)

CYCLING
· Lizzie Deignan is among the Team GB team looking for success in the women's road race (5am-9.30am)

TENNIS
· Reigning two-time Olympic champion Andy Murray starts his title defence against Canadian hotshot Felix Auger-Aliassime (7am approx.)

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