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2016 NBA Draft: Atlanta Hawks select Taurean Prince with 12th pick

The Hawks have added Baylor forward Taurean Prince with the 12th pick.

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The Atlanta Hawks haven't made an "official" pick yet in the 2016 NBA Draft, but Mike Budenholzer and Wes Wilcox have acquired what could be an important piece of the team's future. The Hawks, as part of the three-way trade that sent Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers, acquired the No. 12 pick, and with that selection, Atlanta selected former Baylor forward Taurean Prince.

Prince, who stands at 6-foot-8 and 220 pounds, brings defensive appeal in that he is a big-time athletic that can guard multiple positions. In addition, Prince converted 36% of his three-point attempts during his senior year at Baylor, and the combo forward brings "3-and-D" pedigree to the table.

This may be viewed as something of a reach given that Prince was largely featured in the late teens and early 20's in mock draft circles, but the Hawks acquire player that could make a contribution in the very near future. Stay tuned.