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Kenneth Faried | Forward

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 228
College: Morehead State
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Kenneth Faried started again on Tuesday, posting 14 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks in 32 minutes under new coach Melvin Hunt.
This marks the first time Faried has played 30+ minutes or had a double-double since early February. He never found a sustained rhythm under Brian Shaw so the coaching shake-up could be the moment his fantasy owners have been waiting for all season. With any luck the Manimal will be unleashed over Denver's final 23 games. Mar 3 - 11:46 PM

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The Nuggets will start Ty Lawson, Randy Foye, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

The Nuggets parted ways with coach Brain Shaw on Tuesday, so it will be very interesting to see how their rotations shape up in the coming weeks. Faried has an excellent shot to redeem himself now that coach Shaw can't hold him back, so hopefully he finally rewards his patient owners with some late-season production.
Mar 3 - 8:36 PM

Kenneth Faried started at center in the Nuggets' small lineup on Sunday, but he made only 1-of-6 shots to finish with three points, six boards, three assists, one steal and one block.

Faried logged 27 minutes and may have played more if it weren't for foul trouble. The starting job and increased playing time are both silver linings for exasperated fantasy owners, and for now it seems likely that he'll stick at center for Tuesday's game vs. Milwaukee.
Mar 1 - 11:05 PM

Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler will start Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans, sending J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne back to the bench.

Faried has been a huge disappointment this season, and it's only gotten worse after the All-Star break with averages of 6.5 points and 6.3 boards in just over 21 minutes in his last four outings. It's a bold move from head coach Brain Shaw as Faried rarely plays center, but he simply has too much talent to not bounce back eventually. We will let you know how the Manimal does after the game. J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne can be cut in most leagues following this news.

Kenneth Faried (thumb) returned to action on Friday against the Jazz, scoring 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 28 minutes.

Faried is at the middle of the drama in Denver and Brian Shaw is apparently bullet-proof so there isn't any end in sight for the inconsistency. In a best-case scenario, Faried busts his hump to prove Shaw wrong but the situation is so toxic there we wouldn't hold our breath. The high draft pick is barely clinging to top-125 value on the season.
Feb 28 - 4:08 AM

Kenneth Faried (thumb) will play against the Jazz on Friday and come off the bench.

He missed Wednesday and there's no word on how many minutes he'll play. Faried was only playing minutes in the low 20s leading up to the injury, but he should have a chance for more with Darrell Arthur (knee) out. He's still not a must-start player tonight, especially with Rudy Gobert protecting the rim.
Feb 27 - 6:48 PM

Kenneth Faried (thumb) is likely to play Friday vs. the Jazz.

Faried's play has fallen off greatly during the month of February with averages of just 8.1 points and 6.8 rebounds on 40.3 percent shooting from the field through 23.4 minutes of action. However, with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) out and Darrell Arthur (calf) being listed as doubtful, Faried will likely be forced into heavy minutes on Friday, and hopefully he can bust out of his month long slump.
Feb 26 - 3:36 PM

Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said he'd like to see more consistency out of Kenneth Faried (thumb).

Faried is dealing with a thumb injury, but he was also benched in favor of Darrell Arthur on Monday. "The expectation level with Kenneth was never as a go-to guy. He was never a guy we expected to be able to throw the ball into and say: 'Go get us 20 points every night.' It's probably unfair for people to expect that," Shaw said. "But the other things — the rebounding, the running the floor and the energy — that's what people expect. And that's been a little bit inconsistent." The Manimal's fantasy owners likely agree with Shaw and may want to think about cutting Faried in deeper leagues if another solid option is available.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 26 - 10:22 AM

Kenneth Faried (thumb) will not play vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

Faried was benched in Denver's last game and he's been struggling to provide any fantasy value lately, so his absence shouldn't be a huge blow for fantasy owners. Darrell Arthur, J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne will pick up the slack in his absence.
Feb 25 - 8:17 PM

Kenneth Faried (thumb) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

In addition to being benched in favor of Darrell Arthur during Monday's game vs. the Nets, Faried also suffered a thumb injury to make matters worse. While Faried was able to play through the injury that game, the Nuggets may opt to err on the side of caution Wednesday in what has become a lost season for the franchise. Expect Darrell Arthur to play big minutes if Faried sits vs. the Suns, with J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne in the mix for more playing time as well.

Kenneth Faried returned from his Monday hand injury during a loss to the Nets, scoring four points with five rebounds, one assist and one block in 13 minutes.

He came off the bench tonight because the Nuggets are very thin at the forward spots with Wilson Chandler (groin) out tonight. Coach Brian Shaw isn't the biggest Faried fan in the world and his value is basically at rock bottom following a two-point game on Sunday. If for some reason Alex Len, Jusuf Nurkic or another red-hot free agent are on the wire, it's not a bad idea to cut Manimal for them.
Feb 23 - 11:53 PM

Kenneth Faried (left hand) went to the locker room on Monday and has returned.

X-rays were negative and he should be OK, but he's not getting much playing time right now. He had ice on his hand and it's unclear if he'll need to miss time. If he does, Darrell Arthur, Joffrey Lauvergne and J.J. Hickson will get more run.
Feb 23 - 9:57 PM

Kenneth Faried will come off the bench on Monday.

He wasn't late for practice, either. Faried has been awful and the thinking here might be that the Nuggets need someone in their second unit. Regardless, his owners should stick with him because his value is way too low right now.
Feb 23 - 8:29 PM

Kenneth Faried was invisible again on Sunday, scoring just two points on 1-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds in 21 minutes vs. the Thunder.

He had one steal and one block but that provides no relief for his woebegone fantasy owners. Serge Ibaka dominated the PF matchup tonight and Faried has averaged a mere 4.0 points on 28.6 percent shooting in 22.0 minutes over his past three games. Coach Brian Shaw hasn't shown any desire to increase his role, and at the moment Faried isn't giving him much incentive to do so. With his trade value at an all-time low, Faried belongs on fantasy benches until he gets back on track.
Feb 22 - 9:49 PM

Kenneth Faried was a non-factor in Tuesday's 106-96 victory in Los Angeles, finishing with only two points on 1-of-5 shooting, field rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes.

Faried is an elite rebounder but his owners have become accustomed to awful games this season. Brian Shaw seems uninterested in Faried's potential and he continues to toy with his minutes, and Faried hasn't helped his cause with a mere 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocks per game, as well as a career-low True Shooting percentage of 54.7 percent. The only upside is that it's hard to imagine his value being lower after the All-Star break.
Feb 11 - 1:41 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ty Lawson
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Randy Foye
2Will Barton
3Gary Harris
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Danilo Gallinari
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2J.J. Hickson
3Joffrey Lauvergne