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The Sacramento Kings are showing ‘real interest’ in adding unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside to the team.

Brian Windhorst broke up the news on ESPN’s “The Jump” with various Kings’ reporters and beat writers suggesting the Kings might pursue the veteran center.

The former Blazers’ center is expected to not re-sign with Portland and the Kings might be searching an upgrade in the center position.

Whiteside averaged 15.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game in 67 regular season appearances for the Portland Trail Blazers last season.