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REPORT: Nets like Taurean Prince a lot, see him replacing DeMarre Carroll as power forward

Taurean Prince, Hawks

The Brooklyn Nets reportedly ‘liked Taurean Prince a lot,’ which is the reason why traded for him from the Atlanta Hawks while also clearing cap space in the process.

Speaking on The Russillo Show, ESPN Insider Bobby Marks said that Prince really fits well into Kenny Atkinson’s system.

“They like Taurean Prince a lot. They really do. I think he’ll fit probably at the 4 for Kenny Atkinson. He can replace DeMarre Carroll there,” Marks said, per Nets Daily.

Prince, the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, has turned into a respectable 3-and-D player. As such, he became an intrinsic part of the Hawks’ core in his three seasons there.

Standing 6-foot-8 and weighing 220 pounds, Prince has proven to be a versatile player. He can easily slip into the shooting guard position given that he has the speed and handles. However, he can also shift between the small and power forward positions, given that he has the ample strength and ability to do so.

This is critical especially in today’s league where big men are not only expected to camp in the paint but also space the floor and knock down some outside shots. The 25-year-old Prince can do both.

The Nets undoubtedly got a a great player that can be part of their long-term plans. Moreover, things are also looking good for them in free agency with their cap space.