Adrian Benjamins and Coach tackle the Nets-Hawks trade from Thursday afternoon, the Finals, and, in our continuing coverage of every team in the NBA, the Spurs fantasy results.
October 12, 2019, 10:10 amCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris Levert led the Nets over the Lakers on Saturday 91-77, scoring 22 points to go with four rebounds, five assists and three steals in 23 minutes.
Levert was questionable for this game after getting poked in the eye on Thursday but that didn't slow him down as put on a show, shooting 8-of-11 from the field and 3-of-4 from downtown. Taurean Prince added 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, a steal and four triples in 21 minutes off the bench as Rodions Kurucs got the start in this one without much to show on the stat sheet, also playing 21 minutes.
October 4, 2019, 10:05 pmTaurean PrinceSF, Brooklyn Nets
Taurean Prince started and was the leading scorer for the Nets with 22 points, and added four rebounds, one assist and a steal in 23 minutes vs. Sesi Franca on Friday.
Joe Harris didn't play today and is the projected starter at small forward. Prince's solid play today may have given him the edge to start at power forward over Kurucs. Keep an eye out on the minutes distribution, especially once Harris plays to see if Prince is a worth a late-round flier in standard-league drafts.
September 28, 2019, 9:08 amTaurean PrinceSF, Brooklyn Nets
Taurean Prince got high praise from executives and players on Media Day and said he will demand to guard the best player whenever he is on the floor.
When asked about potential breakout players during Media Day, Sean Marks said that Taurean Prince, "had a really good summer." Spencer Dinwiddie said, "He’s a next level shooter. Probably right now second to Joe [Harris]." Prince himself said his goal is to solidify himself as a, true two-way player. He added that he played hurt the last 25-30 games of the season but now he is 100% healthy and that he is, "going to demand guarding every All-Star we play, every best player on the floor at every time, no matter the position." The minutes should be there for Prince as long as Kevin Durant is out and while he knocked down 2.2 triples per game last year, a slight increase in defensive stats would put him back in the top-100.
July 6, 2019, 1:44 pmTaurean PrinceSF, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets officially add Taurean Prince to their team in a deal for Allen Crabbe and 17th overall pick, Nickeil Alexander-Walker.
The Nets also obtained a 2021 second-round pick and will be sending a protected 2020 first-round pick to Atlanta. Prince had a very disappointing season last year based on expectations. His usage will be way down from his Hawks days, which may not necessarily be a bad thing and he should get decent minutes at least until Kevin Durant returns. He is worth a flier in the late rounds in hopes of a bounce-back season.
June 6, 2019, 4:56 pmTaurean PrinceF, Brooklyn Nets
The Hawks and Nets have agreed on a trade that will send Taurean Prince to the Nets with a 2021 second-round pick in exchange for Allen Crabbe, Atlanta's 17th pick in 2019, and a protected 2020 first-round pick.
The Hawks will be sending away one of their most tenured players who is on a team-friendly contract. It is clear that the Hawks are taking on Crabbe's contract for the draft picks so they can continue to build for the future. The Nets are closer to that future and they are attempting to shed salary so that they can attract top-tier free agents like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker and others. Prince will benefit from this trade from the standpoint of winning but his fantasy value may suffer as a result. The Nets have plenty of talent on the wing and if they land a prized free agent, there may not be enough minutes for Prince to provide top-150 value. Continue to monitor what the Nets do in free agency as it is clear that there will be many more moves to come.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 12:00 amTaurean PrinceF, Atlanta Hawks
Taurean Prince finished his season in Wednesday's 134-135 loss to the Pacers, scoring 23 points to go with five rebounds and five 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
Prince was highly touted heading into the season after he finished in the top-50 last year. Unfortunately he was marred with inconsistency, missing nearly 30 games, to finish the year with averages of 13.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.2 three-pointers per game. He finished with top-120/130 (8-cat/9-cat) value but finished outside the top-180 intotal value due to all of the missed games. The 25 year old forward will likely head into next season with dampered expectations, but will have a starting role (barring any Zion-related developments) in one of the league’s most fantasy friendly offenses. He could be a bounce-back candidate for next year.
April 5, 2019, 9:33 pmTaurean PrinceF, Atlanta Hawks
Taurean Prince (bilateral foot soreness) delivered 15 points, a steal and a 3-pointer while shooting 5-of-11 from the field and 4-of-7 from the line on Friday night.
Prince is back after missing three games because of the foot issue but the fact that he's still on the report, plus his two mediocre outings since returning, make us skeptical that he'll be putting up middle-round numbers down the stretch. He's good to plug into lineups if you'd normally use him but Prince's disappointing season is finishing on a fitting note. John Collins joined him in the empty scoring department tonight with 20 points, six rebounds and a steal on 8-of-18 shooting.
April 5, 2019, 5:45 pmTaurean PrinceF, Atlanta Hawks
Taurean Prince (bilateral foot soreness) will start on Friday vs. the Magic.
Justin Anderson will start alongside Prince as Kent Bazemore and Kevin Huerter are out.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter
April 4, 2019, 4:45 pmTaurean PrinceF, Atlanta Hawks
Taurean Prince (bilateral foot soreness) is probable to play in Friday's game against the Magic.
Prince was able to return from his injury on Wednesday against the Sixers and had a pedestrian line in 33 minutes. He has the potential to produce greater outputs in that amount of playing time but with the Hawks now healthy on the wing, it will be hard to trust Prince to break out on Friday night.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter
April 3, 2019, 10:31 pmTaurean PrinceF, Atlanta Hawks
Taurean Prince struggled in his return to action against the Sixers on Wednesday with 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting to go with three rebounds, two assists, a steal and two triples.
Prince missed the previous three games with bilateral foot soreness and tonight he looked a bit rusty. He logged 33 minutes which is a good sign and if he's going to play that much you have to keep him there in your lineups.
April 3, 2019, 5:43 pmTaurean PrinceF, Atlanta Hawks
Taurean Prince (bilateral foot soreness) will be available Wednesday vs. the Sixers.
With Prince ruled in Wednesday, it muddles up the wing position as the Hawks will be near full strength. Look at Prince as a streamer who is capable of getting a smattering of stats across categories. Top-130 value in standard leagues.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 3, 2019, 12:54 pmTaurean PrinceF, Atlanta Hawks
Taurean Prince (bilateral foot soreness) is questionable to face the Sixers on Wednesday night.
Prince has missed the last three games and tonight could make it four considering it's the second leg of a back-to-back. Justin Anderson has been starting in his place and is worth a look if you need defensive stats. Most of the Hawks are on the injury report tonight, and while only a few are expected to actually sit it would open up lots of minutes for everyone else. DeAndre' Bembry and Kent Bazemore would be other big beneficiaries.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter
April 2, 2019, 7:22 pmTaurean PrinceF, Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks have downgraded Taurean Prince (bilateral foot soreness) to out for Tuesday's tilt against the Spurs.
It's unclear how much more time Prince will miss, but Justin Anderson started in his place the previous game and will look to do so again. DeAndre' Bembry and Kent Bazemore will see additional minutes as well, and each are worth a look as dart throws to fill out your lineup on a miniscule DFS slate.
Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter
The Hawks are on the rise and filled with young talent