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Report: Taurean Prince agrees to 2-year, $29 million extension with Nets

Taurean Prince, Nets, Sean Marks

Small forward Taurean Prince has agreed to a two-year, $29 million extension with the Brooklyn Nets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Nets acquired Prince from the Atlanta Hawks on July 6.

Last season with the Hawks, 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 is expected to play high-level defense for the Nets and knock down open shots when guards Kyrie Irving and Spencer Dinwiddie drive to the basket and collapse the defense.

Prince will make $3.5 million in 2019-20. He would have become an unrestricted free agent next summer, but the Nets wanted to lock him up.

The Nets should be able to secure a top-four seed in the Eastern Conference this season with Irving leading the charge. Two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant is widely expected to miss the entire season recovering from his Achilles tear, so Brooklyn likely won’t compete for a title.

Prince, 25, has career averages of 11.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists. The Nets are really excited about having Prince in Brooklyn and believe he will play a big role on the team this season on both sides of the floor.