Lakers' NBA Trade: Taurean Prince Added to Roster in Deal

NBA TRADE: Lakers Agree To Deal With Taurean Prince

Los Angeles Lakers agree to a one-year deal with forward Taurean Prince, per reports, Lakers have agreed to one year $4.5 million deal with free agent forward Taurean Prince, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Prince the No 12 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Drafts who was drafted by Atlanta Hawks and spending time with the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers, recently with Minnesota Timberwolves, Prince spent the two straight season in Minnesota where he played a key role off the bench. Prince had a $7.4 million non-guaranteed deal with the Wolves but ultimately elected to waive it, making him a free agent and eligible to sign with LA Lakers.

Prince is a traditional 3-and-D forward, He made 38.1% of his long-range shots a season ago and 37.2% for his career. He has never played with a Player Like Lebron James who is a playmaker, so this should create an opportunity for him to take some of the cleanest looks of his career.

Prince is sturdy and has a good size and mobility for his position, He should slot in as a high-minute reserve or depending on how the rest of the off-season goes for the Lakers, potentially a starter.

The Los Angeles Lakers have used their bi-annual exception to sign Prince. That means that they still have their entire $12.4 million non-taxpayer mid-level exception available to chase bigger names.

Taurean Prince has averaged 10.4 Points, 3.7 Rebounds and 1.7 Assist in his Career.

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