New Laker Taurean Prince talks about the team’s high standards

For the last few years, the Los Angeles Lakers have lacked any true 3-and-D wings, and it has been a weakness many felt they needed to address in order to win another championship.

While they acquired a defensive standout in Jarred Vanderbilt in February, he is a poor 3-point shooter. Perhaps Max Christie, a second-round draft pick in 2022 who showed promise in spot duty, will be ready to crack the rotation, but it’s not a certainty.

To that end, the Lakers officially signed 6-foot-6 forward Taurean Prince on Thursday. He is the type of 3-and-D forward they have needed, and he could especially make a difference come playoff time.

At his introductory press conference, he talked about how the aura and “high standards” of the organization appeal to him.

Prince also said he wants to aim to shoot 40 percent from 3-point range this coming season. He made 38.1 percent of his attempts from downtown this past season, including 43.2 percent from the corners and 40.9 percent on catch-and-shoot treys.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire