Taurean Prince posts farewell message to Hawks after trade to Nets
Prince took it to Instagram to thank the city of Atlanta for embracing him since day one. He also gave a heartfelt shout-out to the organization’s owners.
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ATLANTA! The love for city & everyone that embraced me from Day 1 is REAL. Blessed to say i was apart of a great organization from the owners down to the ones who will never get enough credit. My family and I are thankful for everything you did for us. Next location BK📍 #LIE #FH #TMC
Last week, the Nets sent guard Allen Crabbe and two first-round picks to the Hawks for Prince and a second-round pick. With the deal, Brooklyn cleared Crabbe’s 18.5 million salary for the 2019-2020 season, giving them the cap space to sign two max-level contracts this summer.
Prince was the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. In his time with the Hawks, the 25-year-old forward developed into a nice 3-and-D player. Last season, he averaged 13.5 points, 3.6 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 steal through 55 games. He also hit 2.2 3-pointers per game on 5.7 attempts.
Given his 6-foot-8, 22o-pound frame, Prince is well-capable of playing the shooting guard, small forward and power forward positions. He has been tagged as a major steal in the trade, noting that he would fit perfectly with Kenny Atkinson’s system.
Whether the Nets won the trade or not is a matter of wait-and-see, but Prince definitely adds value to the blossoming Nets squad.