Celtics trade Prince, acquire Thomas

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Celtics dealt forward Tayshaun Prince to the Detroit Pistons and acquired point guard Isaiah Thomas from the Phoenix Suns on Thursday.

In exchange for Prince, who played his first 10-plus seasons for Detroit, the Celtics got forwards Jonas Jerebko and Gigi Datome from the Pistons.

They acquired Thomas from the Suns for guard Marcus Thornton and a 2016 first-round draft pick.

The deal was completed before Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline.

Prince, 34, won an NBA title with the Pistons in 2004. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-team deal in January 2013 and was acquired by Boston last month in another three-team deal also involving New Orleans.

He averaged 8.4 points in nine games for the Celtics, up from his season average of 7.6 points.

Thomas, 26, was averaging 15.2 points in 46 games for the Suns.

Jerebko was averaging 5.2 points in 46 games for Detroit, Thornton averaged 8.9 points in 39 games for Boston and Datome was averaging 3.7 points in three games for the Pistons.