Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince has agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract extension, sources told ESPN on Tuesday.
Prince has established himself as a strong spinner in the Timberwolves that returned to the Western Conference playoffs this past season, averaging 7.3 points and 2.5 rebounds in 17 minutes.
Prince landed with the Timberwolves after playing parts of the 2020-21 season with the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers. Prince could have gotten into free agency, but he’s joining guard Patrick Beverly in signing extensions before the season. New Timberwolves chief of basketball operations Tim Connelly, and coach Chris Finch, influenced keeping Prince part of the team’s core, sources said, and management completed extension terms with Prince’s representatives at CAA Sports Tuesday night.