The Portland Trail Blazers have inquired about the services of free agent center Samuel Dalembert, CSNNW.com has learned.

The 6-11 center is said to be “intrigued” with the possibilities of joining the Trail Blazers. Portland reached out to Dalembert early on in the free agency process, but so did multiple other teams, CSNNW.com was told.

The 11-year veteran could play a key role in the development of second-year center Meyers Leonard and rookie center Jeff Whithey.