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Taurean Prince reacts to reaching contract extension with Nets

Taurean Prince, Nets

Just before the Oct. 21 extension deadline, the Brooklyn Nets announced that they have reached a two-year, $29 million extension deal with Taurean Prince.

The extension will kick in beginning in the 2020-21 season.

Prince responded to the news on Twitter with a statement talking about making a “sacrifice” for the betterment of his new team.

Prince found himself in a plumb position this offseason after being traded away from the rebuilding Atlanta Hawks to a team that completed its “process” when it signed both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

Across three seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, Prince proved himself to be a knockdown 3-point shooter, as well as a generally steady offensive operator — even with the ball in his hands.

Prince saw his role expand from his rookie to sophomore years, as the team began its rebuild in earnest. In fact, he was unarguably one of the best players on the team in the 2017-18 season.

With the influx of multiple new big-name draft picks such as Trae Young and Kevin Huerter, Prince’s role significantly decreased in 2018-19. It didn’t help he was also bitten by the injury bug, leading to him playing in only 55 games and seeing noticeable declines in his production.

Now, with a new team and renewed playoff expectations, Prince seems focused and ready to provide aid wherever the Nets need him next season.