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Kenneth Faried | Forward | #35

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 228
College: Morehead State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (22) / DEN
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Kenneth Faried scored five points in 25 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.
He only played 0.1 minutes as the center in this game because the Nuggets didn't have Wilson Chandler (personal) out there to fill minutes at the four. Faried was coming in with back-to-back 20-point games and he still got the minutes tonight, so he's still a hold. Jan 19 - 11:29 PM

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Kenneth Faried hit 9-of-10 shots for 20 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in Tuesday's 127-121 win over the Lakers.

Faried has been all over the place for most of his career and even left this game to have his back looked at, but soon returned. He's starting and rolling right now, averaging 18.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals on an amazing 25-of-30 shooting over his last three games. More shots at the rim please! Faried has carved out a spot in the starting lineup going forward and even though he was helped by the absence of Darrell Arthur (knee) tonight, Faried looks like a must-start in all formats right now.
Jan 18 - 1:06 AM

Kenneth Faried (back) has returned to Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

He was considered questionable to return after leaving the game in the third quarter due to tightness in his lower back, but he appears to be fine out there. We'll have another update after the game.
Jan 18 - 12:24 AM

Kenneth Faried started at power forward in Denver's win over the Magic and finished with 20 points (on 10-of-12 shooting), five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in a season-high 33 minutes.

Faried replaced Wilson Chandler in the starting lineup on Monday and rewarded coach Mike Malone's decision. It's just the third time this season Faried has cracked the 20-point plateau, and the first time he's played more than 30 minutes. Darrell Arthur (knee) didn't play, which opened up some extra time for Faried. It was Faried's first start since December 12th, so it will be interesting to see if Malone decides to go back to Chandler or stick with The Manimal in Denver's next game on Tuesday vs. the Lakers
Jan 16 - 7:59 PM

Kenneth Faried will move into the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Magic, sending Wilson Chandler to the bench.

This move is likely a matchup-based decision with Orlando going with a more traditional frontcourt, so Chandler could be back in the starting five as soon as Tuesday's game against the Lakers. In 15 starts this season, Faried owns averages of 9.8 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 steal and 1.1 blocks per contest in 22.5 minutes, so him running with the first unit won't result in a major uptick in value.
Jan 16 - 4:28 PM

Kenneth Faried scored 15 points with nine rebounds, one block, one steal and two turnovers in just 16 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.

All six of his makes were at the rim and his four offensive boards led to five points for him. Faried is in a bit of a position battle for Jusuf Nurkic for the backup five spot with Faried about a third of his minutes at the four today. He could be worth owning due to a trade possibly helping him out, but there will be several bad games with an unclear role.
Jan 12 - 5:34 PM

Kenneth Faried (illness) is available to play against the Pacers on Thursday.

He missed practice on Wednesday and it's unclear when he started getting sick. The Nuggets did post some pictures of Faried around town in London, so his illness doesn't sound too bad.
Jan 12 - 2:41 PM

Kenneth Faried (illness) is now expected to play on Thursday vs. the Pacers.

He was originally considered questionable after missing Wednesday's practice. With Nikola Jokic returning from an illness, the Nuggets will have to decide whether Faried or Jusuf Nurkic gets the backup center minutes Thursday. However, Darrell Arthur (leg) and Wilson Chandler (illness) are questionable, so their absence could open up some more minutes. Faried is on the trading block and really needs a move in order to have value.
Jan 12 - 10:30 AM

Kenneth Faried (illness) did not participate during Wednesday's practice and he is being deemed questionable for Thursday's game against the Pacers.

If Faried is forced to the sidelines on Thursday, Jusuf Nurkic and Darrell Arthur will split most of his minutes, but with Nikola Jokic (illness) being listed as probable, Nurkic and Arthur aren't all that appealing in most leagues. Owners can expect to get another update on Faried's status following Thursday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned.
Jan 11 - 9:47 AM

Kenneth Faried scored four points with 10 rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

As expected, he played most of his minutes at the backup five spot. Faried was also in Marc Stein's report of possible trade candidates, which is hardly surprising given how well Nikola Jokic (illness) has played. Faried is going to have to fight for his minutes with Jusuf Nurkic, so his value is far from solidified right now.
Jan 7 - 10:47 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) will play Saturday vs. the Thunder.

Faried went through practice on Friday and shootaround on Saturday morning and is ready to roll. This news directly impacts Jusuf Nurkic, who had finally found some consistent playing time in the three games that Faried was sidelined. We will have to wait and see how coach Mike Malone divvies up the minutes with Faried back in the mix. Nikola Jokic (illness) is a GTD for Saturday, so if Jokic doesn't play, plenty of minutes will open up
Jan 7 - 12:18 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) is questionable to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

He's played about 80 percent of his minutes at power forward in the last 10 games, which has allowed Jusuf Nurkic to get it going. If he can't go, Nurkic and Darrell Arthur should pick up some extra minutes.
Jan 6 - 3:51 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) will not play against the Spurs on Thursday.

That'll be his third game out and the Nuggets really aren't in a rush to bring him back. With Faried out, it's really given Jusuf Nurkic a second chance. For what it's worth, the Nuggets had a lot of success with Nurkic next to Jokic in a game against the Spurs last year -- it's not worth much. If you want to add Nurk to see what happens, go for it. He was really bad for the first two months of the year before he was benched.
Jan 5 - 7:28 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Spurs.

Back spasms have forced Faried to the sidelines for the past two games, which has helped Jusuf Nurkic get back into the rotation. Owners can expect to get another update on Faried following Thursday morning's shootaround, but if he's out again, Nurkic will benefit most.
Jan 4 - 5:15 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Kings.

He was downgraded from questionable to doubtful before warmups, and now he's officially going to miss his second straight game. The Nuggets will be getting Darrell Arthur (knee) back from injury, but it will be interesting to see if coach Michael Malone sticks with Jusuf Nurkic off the bench after the big man had 15 points, six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 21 minutes vs. the Warriors on Monday. Faried is a drop candidate.
Source: BSN Denver
Jan 3 - 8:16 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Gary Harris
2Will Barton
3Jamal Murray
4Malik Beasley
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Juan Hernangomez
3Alonzo Gee
4Mike Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Wilson Chandler
3Darrell Arthur
C1Nikola Jokic
2Jusuf Nurkic