Free agency update: Prince, Butler off the market

Tayshaun Prince has reportedly accepted a four-year, $27 million contract from the Detroit Pistons, and Caron Butler has accepted a three-year, $24 million contract from the Los Angeles Clippers, according to various reports. Prince & Butler are two of the small forwards the Nets targeted in free agency in the hopes of replacing Travis Outlaw with someone competent. Adrian Wojnarowski says the Nets “eased back” on Butler, apparently learning from last year’s mistakes.

According to Ric Bucher, the Nets reportedly offered Butler four years and $30 million, but Butler rejected it to play with Blake Griffin and whoever is still around after the Chris Paul trade winds settle. According to my brain, WHAT!?

Mike Dunleavy, another free agent the Nets might’ve looked at, signed for two years at $7.5 million with the Milwaukee Bucks.