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Kenneth Faried | Center/Forward | #35

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 228
College: Morehead State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (22) / DEN
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Kenneth Faried came off the bench on Sunday for two points and three rebounds in nine minutes.
Nikola Jokic was ejected early and Paul Millsap (wrist) didn't play after halftime, but it was guys like Mason Plumlee and Trey Lyles who benefited the most. That speaks volumes about Faried's lack of fantasy appeal in Denver. Nov 20 - 12:47 AM

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After picking up a DNP-Cd on Sunday vs. Brooklyn, coach Mike Malone said Kenneth Faried will get some minutes on Monday vs. the Knicks.

"Obviously, Kenneth has been playing but what changed [Sunday] was Nikola Jokic getting into foul trouble," Malone said. "I had been starting Nikola in the second quarters with Kenneth but with Nikola having two fouls, I didn’t have him out there." Malone doesn't like to have Faried and Mason Plumlee on the court at the same time, so that explains the DNP-CD. He won't help fantasy owners with just a handful of minutes, so he belongs on the wire in most formats until further notice.
Source: BSN Denver
Oct 30 - 9:49 AM

Kenneth Faried vanished on Wednesday with one rebound and no other stats in four minutes vs. the Hornets.

Denver managed 93 points tonight but they shot 38.4 percent as a team, and the loss dropped them to 1-3 on the season. Faried has shown glimpses of per-minute upside, but even his 18-point game came during a blowout win vs. the Kings. With no trade on the horizon, either, he belongs on the waiver wire.
Oct 25 - 10:15 PM

Kenneth Faried played six minutes off the bench vs. Utah, scoring two points with one rebound and one turnover.

Faried has been blunt about his desire to start, even suggesting (incorrectly) that there are "29 other teams" who might want him as their starting PF. His lack of shooting range and struggles at the free-throw line are a poor fit in today's NBA, and it would take an ideal turn of events for him to help owners in 12-team leagues.
Oct 19 - 2:06 AM

Kenneth Faried made 10-of-12 shots to score 25 points during Wednesday's exhibition, adding seven rebounds, one assist and one block in just 19 minutes of action.

Faried didn't play in Denver's preseason opener and he's been vocal about his displeasure coming off the bench, which is where he was tonight. This game was a nice reminder of his sheer talent, but the Nuggets' frontcourt is too deep to expect any fantasy miracles -- he's just a deep-league flier while Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap, Mason Plumlee and Trey Lyles are around.
Oct 5 - 12:44 AM

Kenneth Faried picked up a DNP-CD in the preseason opener against the Warriors.

Uh oh. He sat on the end of the bench and didn't look too involved with the team. Faried has said he's a starter and he said there are 29 other teams out there, so chances are those comments were not viewed positively by team management. Worse yet, Trey Lyles had a very good night in his Nuggets debut, so things are not looking up for Faried to get playing time under coach Mike Malone. Expect some trade rumors to follow.
Sep 30 - 11:12 PM

Kenneth Faried (illness) did not practice on Wednesday.

He's had some interesting comments recently, saying he's not a bench player. Faried is certainly going to come off the bench behind Paul Millsap and Nikola Jokic. Plus, he may even have to earn any playing time with Mason Plumlee back in the fold.
Sep 27 - 3:07 PM

Kenneth Faried implied he will not be happy coming off the bench in Denver this season.

"I’m not a bench player. I’ve been saying that for the longest. I’m a starter," Faried said. "If this team doesn’t want or respect me enough to play me the minutes or whatever that I’m going to play or that I deserve to play, then I understand that. There are 29 other [teams]. Maybe I go somewhere else and do what I need to do there." The Nuggets acquired Paul Millsap this summer, so there's no way that Faried will start, and he's essentially publicly demanding a trade with these comments. As long as he's in Denver, Faried will have zero fantasy value.
Source: BSN Denver
Sep 25 - 6:46 PM

Kenneth Faried said that although he'd like to be a starter for the Nuggets, he's also comfortable coming off the bench.

"I’m a competitor so I’m going to want to fight to be in the [starting] five," Faried said. "We’re going to have good battles at practice if I come off the bench. When I come off the bench I’m going to still play hard and care because at the end of the day it’s about the team." With Paul Millsap in Denver it will be hard for Faried, who is often mentioned in trade rumors, to exceed the 21.2 minutes he averaged last season.
Source: BSN Denver
Sep 6 - 11:45 PM

With the Nuggets adding Paul Millsap, teams have begun to inquire on the availability of Kenneth Faried.

Faried doesn't make much sense in Denver with their wealth of power forwards, and his name has seemingly been perpetually floated in trade rumors since his sophomore season, but maybe this is the year he'll finally be traded. Faried could benefit from a change of scenery, but it's unlikely he'll be anything more than a backup, regardless of where he winds up.
Jul 5 - 12:45 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) will not play in either of the Nuggets finals two games this season.

Faried has been battling a nagging back injury recently. With the Nuggets officially eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday, courtesy of Russell Westbrook's heroics, Denver has no need to rush Faried back onto the court this season. Danilo Gallinari (rest) and Will Barton (foot) have also been ruled out. Coach Mike Malone told reporters on Tuesday that youngsters Juancho Hernangomez and Malik Beasley would get extended minutes over the season's final games.
Apr 11 - 11:59 AM

Kenneth Faried (back) and Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle) are being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game in Dallas.

Faried was unable to play on Sunday, while Mudiay fought through the pain and got out there for 24 minutes, but we should have a better idea on both these guys depending on what they're able to do during Tuesday morning's shootaround. Faried seems a bit less likely with Denver simply playing for Ping Pong balls at this point, and if he's out again, it'll be Wilson Chandler drawing another start with Mason Plumlee seeing some increased opportunity with the second unit.

Kenneth Faried (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Thunder.

Faried has been battling this back issue over the past three games, and it has had an obvious impact on his play, so he'll be taking the night off tonight in hopes to be ready for Tuesday's game in Dallas. With Faried unavailable, we'll likely see Wilson Chandler or Mason Plumlee earn the start, and there will be some increased opportunity for Darrell Arthur to earn minutes with the second unit.

Kenneth Faried (back), Will Barton (foot) and Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle) are questionable to play Sunday vs. the Thunder.

Faried has been playing through the back issue over the past three, and while he's been fighting through the pain, it's clearly affected his play as his minutes have been limited to the teens. He'll remain a risky target even if he is able to get out there tonight. Wilson Chandler should continue to come off the bench if Barton is inactive, and Jamal Murray would be forced into heavy minutes if Mudiay can't give it a go with Jameer Nelson (calf) already having been ruled out.

Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic will start against the Pelicans on Friday.

If coach Mike Malone is starting Faried to put him on Anthony Davis early, that's a good idea. Besides that, there's not much to like about Faried now that Wilson Chandler is active today.
Apr 7 - 8:28 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jamal Murray
2Emmanuel Mudiay
SG1Gary Harris
2Will Barton
3Malik Beasley
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Juan Hernangomez
3Richard Jefferson
PF1Paul Millsap
2Trey Lyles
3Darrell Arthur
4Tyler Lydon
C1Nikola Jokic
2Mason Plumlee
3Kenneth Faried