Sacramento Kings officially sign Hassan Whiteside

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The Sacramento Kings have officially signed Hassan Whiteside, according to General Manager Monte McNair. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the veteran center is reportedly expecting to sign a one-year deal on the veteran minimum.

Whiteside returns to Sacramento, after his rookie season, where he was selected as the 33rd overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Last season, Whiteside put up 15.5 points 13.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.4 steals, and 30.0 minutes per game in 67 appearances.

He shot 62.7 percent from the field and 68.7 percent from the free-throw line. Furthermore, the veteran center led the league in blocks last season averaging 2.9 per contest.