The Sacramento Kings may have let one of their key players during free agency but they made sure to add another one. Far from being a star in the league, but Hassan Whiteside is ready to make an impact in Northern 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.
Free agent center Hassan Whiteside has agreed to a one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 25, 2020
This will be Whiteside's third team in the last three seasons, following stops at Miami and Portland. With his previous teams the 7'0 center has played in some important games, participating in a total of 20 playoff games.
Whiteside was drafted by the Kings lat in the second round during the 2012 NBA Draft. Following four years which included multiple G-League and overseas teams, he was finally able to establish as an NBA player.
Throughout his 410 regular season contests in the league, which include a career high in points per game during the 2016/17 season (17.8), Whiteside averages 13.7 points and 11.7 rebounds per contest.
Coached by Luke Walton and led by D'Aaron Fox, Sacramento finished last season as the 12th. best team in the league at 30-41. Since 2006, they haven't been able to make the postseason, and have the second longest playoff drought in NBA history.
Next season will be a new era in 'SacTown'. Featuring a new assistant coach in Alvin Gentry, as well as a new rookie class including #12 overall pick, Tyrese Haliburton, the Kings will try and bring the glory days back to Sacramento.