Source: Kings Among Teams Interested in Free-agent Center Al Horford

SACRAMENTO -- It's good to be the Kings?

NBC Sports California confirmed Friday through an NBA source that the Kings are one of the teams interested in Al Horford.

The 33-year-old center walked away from a $30 million player option with the Boston Celtics earlier this month, and rumors instantly began surfacing of a potential four-year, $100 million deal on the open market for the free agent.

A five-time All-Star, Horford posted a modest 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.3 blocks in 29 minutes per game for the Celtics last season.

The 12-year NBA veteran is known for his locker-room presence and defensive prowess. He also knocked down 36 percent from behind the arc last season, and could help facilitate the Kings' offense and help spread the floor.

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There is no early word on what the Kings might be willing to offer once free agency begins Sunday, but any deal for Horford is expected to start in the $25 million-per-season range.

The Kings are looking for a major upgrade at center this summer, and Horford is a high-end option who could help mentor Sacramento's young core.

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