The Brooklyn Nets have a high IQ player in Taurean Prince, according to his former Atlanta Hawks teammate Trae Young.
However, Prince is no slouch on the court. The former Atlanta Hawk is a three-and-D type player who should fit in well with the Nets this season. In fact, his former teammate, Trae Young, has high praise for the wing.
“He can bring a lot. Taurean is a tremendous player. He brings a lot of skill on the court with his ability to shoot and pass,” Young said via SNY’s Ian Begley. “He’s very smart. I think that goes very underrated. He knows how to make plays and when to make plays. As far as off the court, he was very helpful for me. I know Brooklyn doesn’t have a lot of young guys, but off the court, he’s a guy that’s not going to be in trouble and going to be low key. As far as a teammate, he’s a good person and a good player to be around. I think Taurean is going to have a great season in Brooklyn.”
In 55 games (47 starts) with the Hawks last season, Prince averaged 13.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game.
Moreover, Prince shot 39% from three-point range. Better yet, he shot 42.8% on 3.6 catch-and-shoot threes per game last year, per to NBA.com. His ability to stretch the floor should fit in nicely alongside a Nets offense that should feature Kyrie Irving in an onslaught of pick-and-rolls.
Prince could join the likes of Spencer Dinwiddie and Joe Harris as a top-notch role player in Brooklyn. The Nets seem to have a knack for getting the most out of those types of players. Prince had more success prior to Brooklyn than either Dinwiddie or Harris, but he still fits the mold.