Kings to sign center Hassan Whiteside

Hassan Whiteside Kings agree to one-year minimum contract

Hassan Whiteside is heading back to California.

The "big-man" out of Marshall has reached an agreement with the Kings on a one-year deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN.

Whiteside, 31, was drafted by the Kings in 2010 and only played 19 games for the team over the course of two seasons.

Whiteside averaged 15.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and a league-leading 2.9 blocks with the Portland Trail Blazers last season.

In 2015-16, Whiteside topped the league with a career-best 3.7 blocks per game, and the following season he was the National Basketball Association rebounding champion at 14.1 boards per game while also putting up a career-best 17 points per game.

Upon returning to the National Basketball Association for the 2014-15 campaign, the North Carolina native emerged as a consistent double-double threat with the Miami Heat. Whiteside and Miami coach Erik Spolestra clashed at times, with the Heat deeming Bam Adebayo the center they wanted to build around.

Kaminsky, 27, is a 7-foot-tall, 240-pound center who averaged 9.7 points and 4.5 rebounds in 39 games for the Phoenix Suns last season.

Whiteside led the National Basketball Association in 2019-20 with an average of 2.9 blocked shots per game and ranked third with a rate of 13.5 rebounds per game.

Although Whiteside's best years weren't with the Kings, Sacramento is rolling the dice to see if he can rediscover his form in the place his career started.



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