Taurean Prince Inks Multi-Year Extension With Nets


Taurean Prince capitalized on his impressive preseason with the Brooklyn Nets.

Brooklyn signed Prince to a multi-year extension on Monday afternoon. The terms of Prince's deal was not revealed due to the Nets' policy, but the contract is reportedly worth $29 million for two seasons, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski via Prince's agent, Steve Huemann. 

Prince will call Barclays Center home for at least the next two seasons. The former Baylor University standout was slated to become a restricted free agent following the 2019-20 season. General manager Sean Marks avoided any potential issues signing the power forward before the 6 p.m. extension deadline.

Taurean spied a bucket, Taurean got a bucket --@taureanprince | #WeGoHard pic.twitter.com/g8sgNaGokv

— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) October 12, 2019

The 25-year-old led Brooklyn in scoring throughout the preseason. Prince averaged 16.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in his first four unofficial games as a member of the Nets. He's expected to play a crucial role in his first season in Brooklyn.

The Nets acquired Prince — along with a 2021 first-round pick — from the Atlanta Hawks in June. Brooklyn parted ways with a package centered on Allen Crabbe in exchange for the 6-foot-7 Texas native, who was originally drafted 12th overall in 2016. 

Caris LeVert signed a three-year extension in August. Wilson Chandler and Joe Harris are the only Nets whose contracts will expire at the end of the season.

Chandler, who will miss the first 25 games due to suspension, and Harris will become unrestricted free agents. Theo Pinson and Garrett Temple carry club options on their respective contracts. 

Brooklyn opens its season against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Oct. 23.