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Taurean Prince - SF, 6'8, 220
Atlanta Hawks - Drafted 12th in 2016, rights acquired July 2016
       Date of birth: 08/22/1994
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 12th pick, 2016
     Out of: Baylor
  NBA Experience: 1 years
  Hand: Right




Date
League
Transaction
2016 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 12th overall by Utah.
7th July, 2016 NBA As a part of a three team deal, draft rights traded by Utah to Atlanta in exchange for George Hill from Indiana.
14th July, 2016 NBA Signed four year, $10,749,666 rookie scale contract with Atlanta. Included team options for 2018/19 and 2019/20.
29th December, 2016 D-League Assigned by Atlanta to Long Island Nets of the D-League.
6th January, 2017 D-League Recalled by Atlanta from Long Island Nets of the D-League.
3rd February, 2017 D-League Assigned by Atlanta to Long Island Nets of the D-League.
4th February, 2017 D-League Recalled by Atlanta from Long Island Nets of the D-League.
When: Where:
2012 - 2016 Baylor (NCAA)
June 2016 - present Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
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   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Taurean Prince
SF, 6’8, 220lbs, 23 years old, 1 year of experience

Excellent end to his rookie season in which he became not only the fifth starter, but an impactful one. Showed a strong understand of his strengths and his role, a developed body, spot-up shooting, occasional post play and a high IQ, Prince excelled defensively, with a team best defensive rating, strength, guile and reads. He shone on both ends while barely taking a dribble beyond the free throw line extended and looks to be a fine starter down the road. He has won Thabo’s role.

Player Plan: Three years on rookie scale deal remaining for a combined circa $10.4 million, which represents tremendous value. Keep.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 1st November 2017
2017-11-01

Another regular star on this list, Prince is a productive two-way big minute starting small forward available for the price of a twelfth man. This won’t be the case for too much longer, so take advantage now.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 26th October 2017
2017-10-26

Just like he did to end last season, Prince is starting at small forward for the Hawks and providing consistent and quality if unspectacular stat lines every night. On the season, he is averaging 13.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game, shooting very well from three and taking what the defence gives him. By virtue of his playing style, Prince is largely the beneficiary of a moving ball and good team offence, so with star point guard Dennis Schroder out tonight, it could be the case that Prince gets less makeable offensive looks. Then again, someone must make up for the volume of shots that an absent Schroder will not be taking, and, as a decent offensive option on a team that does not have many, Prince might be one of them too. Either way, the cost is tiny, and the production is valuable.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 5th November 2017
2017-11-05

Prince makes this list every day he plays a game. He starts every night, plays 30.8 minutes per game, records averages of 14.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, adds 2.1 assists and 1.3 steals to with that, and costs almost the fantasy minimum price. Why ever would he not feature?

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 6th November 2017
2017-11-06

We will keep picking Prince until that price skyrockets. Picked on this list last night, Prince returned another 17 points, 5 rebounds and 26.5 fantasy points. He is productive, consistent, and consistently productive. And all the while cheap.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 24th November 2017
2017-11-24

Both Brown and Prince have been listed in this space pretty much before every game they have played. They are good, they are consistent, they are productive, and yet somehow, despite incremental cost increases, they remain remarkably underpriced here.

Tatum, too, has featured a few times. The main recipient of the minutes opened up by Gordon Hayward’s injury, Tatum is extremely heady and skilled for a rookie, demonstrating a highly polished skill set and offensive awareness rare in one so new. They are all great value. Picking all three and spending the big money on your big men is a very viable strategy.

However, if you are only going to take one or two, consider the following.

At the time of writing, 32.9% of tonight’s participants have picked Tatum for their team, whereas only 5.5% have picked Prince. Over the last ten games, Tatum averages 27 fantasy points per night, while Prince averages 26. Both have one game of over 40 points, but Tatum has four games of sub-20 points, while Prince has only three.

Why take Tatum, then, when you can take Prince, get the same output, and reinvest a valuable $2 million elsewhere?

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 20th November 2017
2017-11-20

Can’t stop suggesting him and won’t stop suggesting him. For comparison’s sake, look at the next most expensive small forward tonight, Thabo Sefolosha ($10.9 million). Over his last ten games, Thabo has had fantasy point nights of 0, 5, 8.8, 12.9, 14.1 and 15.3. Whereas Prince’s lowest outing in the past ten has been 17.4, one of only two games in which he scored less than 20. He has also had two of more than 40 points. Prince continues to vastly outperform his salary slot and should be picked.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 18th November 2017
2017-11-18

As ever, pick Prince. With 14 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, a block and 42 fantasy points in the last game, a consistently good and much underpriced player just took to the next level, and you need to get in on that.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 13th November 2017
2017-11-13

It is only an algorithmic anomaly that keeps Prince’s price this low. Averaging 13.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game, Prince is also good for a smidge over 26 fantasy points per game, a great average considering the output of those around him. (For example; Nick Young, $8.3 million, 13 fantasy points average; J.R. Smith, $8.3 million, 14; Tony Snell, $8.5 million, 17.)

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