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Spencer Dinwiddie claims Taurean Prince is ‘going to be a pleasant surprise’ for Nets

Spencer Dinwiddie, Taurean Prince, Nets

Point guard Spencer Dinwiddie says Brooklyn Nets fans shouldn’t sleep on the addition of small forward Taurean Prince.

The Nets acquired Prince from the Atlanta Hawks on July 6. Everyone in Brooklyn is talking about the additions of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan — and rightfully so.

However, Dinwiddie says Prince is going to be really valuable to the Nets this upcoming season.

“He’s going to be a pleasant surprise, somebody a lot of people are discounting,” Dinwiddie told Brian Lewis of The New York Post. “[He] can really, really, really shoot it.”

Last season with the Hawks, Taurean Prince averaged 13.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 55 games. The swingman shot 44.1 percent from the field, 39.0 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free-throw line.

Prince is your prototypical 3&D wing. He’ll play high-level defense for the Nets and knock down open shots when Irving and Dinwiddie drive to the basket and collapse the defense. Plus, Prince is on a great contract — making $3.5 million in 2019-20.

The Nets should be able to secure a top-four seed in the Eastern Conference this upcoming season with Irving leading the charge. Durant is widely expected to miss the entire season recovering from his Achilles tear.