Prince started the 2020-21 season with the Nets. He appeared in 12 games (four starts) with Brooklyn and averaged 8.1 points and 2.8 rebounds in 18.2 minutes. He shot 40.5 percent from the field, 35.1 percent from three and 88.9 percent from the free-throw line. His best performance with the Nets was during a 145-141 win over the Hawks, where Prince posted 12 points (5-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes. On Jan. 13, he was traded to the Cavaliers as part of the four-team deal that most notably landed James Harden in Brooklyn. Prince made his Cavs debut Jan. 20 in a win over the Nets, where he posted 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes. On April 8, he had his best performance of the season in a win over the Thunder. In 28 minutes, Prince recorded 22 points (9-15 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six assists, three rebounds and one steal. On April 14, he scored a season-high 25 points against the Hornets to go along with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block. His other season highs stood at nine rebounds, six assists, three steals, two blocks and six made threes.2019
Prince appeared in 64 games (61 starts) for the Nets during the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season. He averaged 12.1 points, a career-best 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.9 steals in 29.0 minutes per game. Prince also drained a career-high 2.3 three-pointers per contest while shooting 33.9 percent from behind the arc. During the fifth game of the season -- a Nov. 11 win over Houston -- Prince scored a season-high 27 points (9-17 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and grabbed 12 rebounds. That was one of his six performances with at least 20 points and one of his eight double-doubles. On Dec. 1 versus Miami, Prince blocked a season-best three shots, plus posted nine points, seven boards, two three-pointers and one steal. On Dec. 30 in a game at Minnesota, Prince gathered a season-high 14 rebounds. The Baylor product reached his season-high five assists three times and his season-high three steals twice. Prince showed off his three-and-D ability on plenty of occasions, recording at least one three, one steal and one block in 13 contests. Prince arguably had his best stretch of the season during the eight games from Dec. 28 through Jan. 12. In that span of games, Prince scored in double-digits in all but one contest and produced 2.9 threes and 7.1 rebounds per game. In late July, the Nets were one of 22 teams invited to participate in the Orlando bubble. Prince did not participate in any of the Nets' bubble contests.2018
After starting all 82 games for the Atlanta Hawks in his second NBA campaign, Taurean Prince picked up where he left off and started the 2018-19 season with a bang, He scored over 20 points in three of his first four games, including a season-high 28 points on Oct. 19 against the Memphis Grizzlies. Over his first 21 games, the 6-foot-8 forward averaged 15 points, four rebounds, and 1.1 steals while shooting 43.1 percent from the floor. He also had a season-best three straight games with over 20 points during November. Unfortunately, an ankle injury cost him over a month of action during December and January. Prince was a bit limited after missing 18 games. He scored under 10 points in each of his first four games back while averaging 18.2 minutes per game. However, by the end of the campaign, he began looking like his early-season self again. Prince scored double-digit points in 15 of his final 20 games, including three 20-point outings. For the season, the 25-year-old Baylor product averaged 13.5 points and 3.6 rebounds while posting career highs in field goal percentage (44.1 percent) and three-point shooting (39 percent on 5.7 attempts). Prince's Hawks finished 29-53 and missed the playoffs.2017
Prince avoided the dreaded sophomore slump by seeing his production increase tenfold. The Baylor product started all 82 games for Atlanta, while averaging 30 minutes per night. By comparison, Prince played just 16.6 minutes per game his rookie season. Given how much more playing time he received, it comes as no surprise Prince's numbers increased dramatically in all major offensive categories. He averaged 14.1 points and 4.7 rebounds to go along with 2.6 assists. Prince chipped in a steal and half a block per night for good measure. Prince began his year with a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double in a win over Dallas on Opening Night. He would go on to post an additional four double-doubles, including a career-high 11 rebounds against Philadelphia on Nov. 1. Prince scored 20 or more points on 20 separate occasions, with 30 or more five different times. Add in the fact Prince produced 12 games with at least five assists and 10 games with at least three steals, and it's easy to see why the former first-round selection has such a bright future.2016
2016-17 would become Taurean Prince's NBA rookie season. After four years at Baylor, he appeared in 59 games for the Atlanta Hawks and five games for the D-League Long Island Nets. Prince made his NBA debut on Oct. 27 during a win over Washington. In that contest, he gathered a steal and an assist over three minutes. From Oct. 27 to Dec. 26, the athletic wing would play in 21 of the Hawks' 30 games, producing 3.4 points and 1.8 boards over 10 minutes per game. He would then be sent to the D-League for a boost in playing time. Prince seized the opportunity, delivering 21.8 points and 8.5 boards per contest across four games for Long Island. He then returned to Atlanta and gradually receive much more run than during the first half of his season. From Jan. 7 to Apr. 12, the rookie received 20 minutes per tilt, generating 6.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals per contest. On Apr. 6, Prince posted a career-high 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists in 41 minutes during a win over Boston. He started all six games of Atlanta's first round playoff series with Washington, recording 11.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 31.2 minutes per game.