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Hawks assign Taurean Prince to Long Island Nets of NBA D-League

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Hawks rookie will make first D-League appearance.

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The Atlanta Hawks are sending rookie forward Taurean Prince to the NBA Development League according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore. Per Vivlamore, Prince will play for the Long Island Nets.

Prince has appeared in 20 games with the Hawks this season and is averaging 3.4 points and 2.0 rebounds while shooting 39 percent from the field. He has had stints in Mike Budenholzer’s rotation but has saw his playing time dwindle of late. The Nets are scheduled to take on the Delaware 87ers Friday at 7 p.m. ET.

This move continues a trend of the Hawks using the D-League as a means to find much-needed playing time for guys like Prince. DeAndre Bembry has already had a couple of stints in the D-League this season and veteran forward Mike Scott also made an appearance while working his way back from a knee injury.

The Hawks have yet to officially announce the move.

UPDATE

The Atlanta Hawks have officially announced Prince's assignment to the D-League