Minneapolis-St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed forward Taurean Prince to a contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Prince, 28, wrapped up his sixth season in the NBA, first with the Timberwolves, seeing action in 69 games (eight starts), averaging 7.3 points on a career-high 45.4% shooting, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 17.1 minutes per game.
The Baylor product saw one of his best games of the 2021-22 season in Minnesota’s 130-115 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 1 when in 24:01 of action off the bench, Prince scored a season-high 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including a season-high 6-of-9 from three, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals. The game marked his eighth career game with 6+ threes and became the ninth player in Wolves history to connect on 6+ triples off the bench.
For his career, the 6-7 forward has appeared in 370 regular season games (218 starts) with the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Timberwolves, averaging 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. Prince has seen action in 11 career playoff games (six starts) and has averaged 8.8 points on 49.4% shooting, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.
The San Marcos, Texas native was originally drafted by the Utah Jazz in the first round (12th overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft. He was acquired by the Wolves in a trade with the Cavaliers on Aug. 3, 2021.