Trail Blazers

Report: Hassan Whiteside signs minimum deal with Sacramento Kings

Trail Blazers

Free agency has started and the dominos continue to fall. 

One of those dominos: Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside.

Or should we say, former Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside.

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The free agent will not be returning to Portland, instead choosing to sign a one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 

James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area confirms the deal is a one-year contract worth the league minimum. 

Whiteside was great for the Blazers last season. He was brought in from Miami as part of a trade that sent Meyers Leonard to Miami and filled in for the injured Jusuf Nurkic. He averaged 15.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, and a league-leading 2.9 blocks per game.

There were questions as to whether or not the Blazers would bring Whiteside back, but those questions were seemingly put to rest on Friday morning when the Blazers traded for center Enes Kanter.

Adding Kanter to the roster to be the backup center was the writing on the wall for Whiteside. Then, Portland signed former Kings center Harry Giles opening up some minutes for Whiteside in the process for the Kings.

Now, Whiteside takes his talents to Sacramento where his NBA career began.