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Kenneth Faried | Forward

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 228
College: Morehead State
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The Nuggets can begin extension negotiations with Kenneth Faried in July.
Faried is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2014-15. He's coming off a spectacular second half of the season that saw him average 18.8 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals while shooting 54.6 percent after the All-Star break. If Faried believes he can sustain that level of play -- and there's little reason to think he can't -- then he'd be better off playing out his contract and hitting unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2015. Apr 18 - 11:56 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Kenneth Faried had 21 points and six rebounds on 7-of-12 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Clippers.

The Nuggets have nothing to play for, but Faried is hot and may want to go out on a high note against the Warriors on Wednesday.
Apr 16 - 1:20 AM

Kenneth Faried turned the tables and roasted the Jazz for 24 points, 21 rebounds, five assists and six turnovers on 11-of-19 shooting in Saturday's win.

The Nuggets are constantly abused by opposing bigs (Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors both double-doubled tonight for the Jezz), but Faried went nuts in this one, recording the first 20-20 game of his career. Timofey Mozgov, who had a monster game on Thursday, gave way to Faried tonight, as Mozzy finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Apr 13 - 12:34 AM

Kenneth Faried hit a game-winning shot in the paint against the Warriors on Thursday, finishing with 18 points, 17 boards, one assist, one steal and six turnovers.

Draymond Green played great defense on the Manimal and the degree of difficulty was pretty high, so it was tough luck for the Warriors. Faried's shot totals have jumped up to 13.2 per game since the break compared to just 8.1 from before that point, which has led to some big-time numbers. Plus, he's been much better at the line and has shockingly put up second-round value since the break in standard leagues.
Apr 11 - 1:33 AM

Kenneth Faried destroyed the Pelicans on Wednesday during a 137-107 win, scoring a career-high 34 points with 13 boards, two assists, three blocks and one turnover in just 27 minutes.

He shot 14-of-19 from the field and the Pelicans were just giving up points left and right. The Nuggets had 15 triples and 64 points in the paint for a variety of open looks. As for Faried, he's really come on and has no competition for minutes, so he's locked in as a must-start player.
Apr 3 - 1:27 AM

Kenneth Faried received an IV before Friday's game vs. the Spurs, finishing with 18 points, 13 boards, four assists and one turnover.

The news of Faried becoming sick didn't come until Friday night and it's hard to imagine how the Nuggets would have handled their frontcourt without. The team has too many problems at center, so Faried will get all the minutes he can handle.
Mar 29 - 4:38 AM

Kenneth Faried (illness) will be in the Nuggets' starting lineup against the Spurs Friday night.

Faried got an IV earlier in the day and will gut it out for the depleted Nuggets who are already without Wilson Chandler and Jan Veseley. As long as he can find the strength to play a full game, Faried should be the double-double threat that he is every time he takes the floor and limit Darrell Arthur to bench minutes.

Kenneth Faried (illness) will get an IV and try to play against the Spurs on Friday.

The Nuggets can't catch a break. Timofey Mozgov will try to play through his illness and they're running out of options right now. Faried would have been a great play tonight, but now there nothing concrete regarding his status. Darrell Arthur looks like a nice guy to use tonight while the Nuggets will definitely get in their fair share of small-ball lineups.
Mar 28 - 7:34 PM

Kenneth Faried put up another nice line against the Spurs on Wednesday with 24 points, 10 boards, one assist, four steals and one block in 34 minutes.

He's on a roll and the Nuggets will give him all the minutes he can handle. Faried was limited from producing earlier this season, but the team has completely unleashed him. Outside of some sub-par free throw shooting and mediocre block totals, Faried is having a great season.
Mar 27 - 1:44 AM

The Nuggets hung on for a three-point win against the Wizards on Sunday, led by Kenneth Faried's 20 points, eight rebounds and three blocks.

The Manimal made 8-of-15 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs to erase any memories of Friday's six-point dud vs. Dallas. The Nuggets' frontcourt is absolutely devastated at the moment and Faried is peaking at just the right time for fantasy owners, making him a must-start option in Denver's upcoming three-game week.
Mar 23 - 7:58 PM

Kenneth Faried played just 21 minutes in Friday's loss to the Mavs, scoring six points on 2-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block.

If Faried had put these numbers up with minutes in the high 20s we probably wouldn't have batted an eye, but with the way Brian Shaw has jerked the frontcourt around we figured we'd note this. Faried has been on fire lately and this line isn't half bad so obviously owners should simply shake this off for now.
Mar 22 - 2:04 AM

Kenneth Faried had 15 points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's win over the Pistons.

J.J. Hickson had 11 points, 11 rebounds and a block, and while Faried is the better fantasy option right now, Hickson has been holding his own off the bench.
Mar 20 - 1:44 AM

Kenneth Faried double-doubled with 18 points and 16 rebounds to go with a steal and block in the Nuggets' 110-100 win over the Clippers on Monday.

Faried looked dead to rights early in the year but he has turned his season around in the second half and now looks like a must-start player down the stretch. Timofey Mozgov added 15 and nine with a perfect seven shots from the foul line, but we're not moving the needle on his 16-18 team fantasy value, particularly after he failed to record a steal or block.
Mar 18 - 2:10 AM

Kenneth Faried hit 9-of-13 shots for 25 points, seven rebounds and one block in Saturday's loss to the Hawks.

He's hot and had 24 & 10 in Friday's win over the Heat. He hit just 7-of-13 free throws tonight, but we doubt his owners are complaining about much these days. Faried got off to a very slow start to the season, but is coming on late.
Mar 15 - 10:06 PM

Kenneth Faried scored 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting (6-of-8 FTs) with 10 rebounds and three steals in Friday's win over the Heat.

Big men getting the best of the Heat is nothing new but Faried has been on fire lately with top-45 value over the last month. He has made mention that the trade deadline was bothering him and there was certainly a lot of angst surrounding Faried, Brian Shaw, and the team in general. He's averaging just under 20 and 10 in that span with 18.7 points and 8.9 boards per game.
Mar 15 - 2:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ty Lawson
2Aaron Brooks
3Nate Robinson
SG1Randy Foye
2Evan Fournier
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wilson Chandler
3Quincy Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
3Anthony Randolph
4Jan Vesely
C1Timofey Mozgov
2J.J. Hickson
3JaVale McGee