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Kenneth Faried | Forward | #35

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 228
College: Morehead State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (22) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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According to the Denver Post, Kenneth Faried is not officially on the trade block.
The Manimal has plenty of suitors and his value is very high around the league, but the Denver Post said that it would take a "too good to be true" offer to convince the Nuggets to part ways with the athletic forward. It's still unclear if the Nuggets will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, but nothing is imminent by any means. Feb 7 - 10:10 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Kenneth Faried scored seven points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 27 minutes against the Wizards on Thursday.

His scoring has dropped this month with just 11.6 points per game in his previous January games, adding 9.3 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.8 blocks and 0.5 steals. The more Jusuf Nurkic and Nikola Jokic play, the more it should hurt Faried. He's still a must-own player.
Jan 28 - 11:19 PM

Kenneth Faried notched 15 points and 15 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season on Wednesday, adding four assists, one steal and one block while shooting 7-of-13 from the field.

Faried's "significant" groin injury proved to be a minor nuisance and he's obviously safe to deploy in all formats. His efforts weren't enough to avoid the Nuggets' second straight loss, with defense as the obvious culprit -- they're giving up 111.2 points over their past six games, during which they've won just twice.
Jan 27 - 10:37 PM

Kenneth Faried (groin) will play Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

Faried made it through 17 minutes of basketball unscathed on Monday, and he'll likely have some more minutes coming his way tonight with Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) out. Go ahead and get him active.
Jan 27 - 6:59 PM

Kenneth Faried (groin) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

Faried played 17 minutes on Monday without experiencing a setback, so there's no reason to believe he won't take the floor tonight. His "serious" injury assessment appears to have been a bit overblown.
Jan 27 - 2:01 PM

Kenneth Faried (groin) returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Hawks, but he struggled with just four points, five boards, one assist and one block in 17 minutes.

The Manimal got into some early foul trouble and he wasn't needed down the stretch because the game was a blowout. Faried said on Sunday that he was dealing with a "significant" injury, but he was actually moving around fine. Look for him to bounce back on Wednesday vs. the Celtics.
Jan 26 - 12:06 AM

Kenneth Faried (groin) will start on Monday vs. the Hawks.

He said on Sunday that he was dealing with a "significant" injury, so he was probably being a little dramatic. The Manimal had two straight double-doubles before sitting out Saturday's game vs. the Pistons, so feel free to plug him back into lineups. Darrell Arthur will return to the bench and is a drop candidate.
Jan 25 - 8:26 PM

Kenneth Faried (groin) went through Monday's shootaround, and he'll be a game-time decision vs. the Hawks.

Just one day after Faried said he believed he was dealing with a "significant" injury, it looks like it's not quite that serious and the big man may have just been a little too concerned after battling a variety of ailments through the first half of the season. Faried's return would send Darrell Arthur back to the bench, but his absence would open the door for Arthur and Nikola Jokic to continue playing bigger roles.
Jan 25 - 1:30 PM

Kenneth Faried (groin) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Hawks.

Faried said on Sunday that he believes he's dealing with a "significant" injury, so he's probably a bit closer to doubtful for Monday's matchup vs. Atlanta. Darrell Arthur and Nikola Jokic will benefit if Faried is forced into a prolonged absence.
Jan 24 - 2:16 PM

Kenneth Faried (groin) believes that he is dealing with a "significant" injury.

"Yeah, it does," Faried said. "When something doesn’t enable me to run and jump and do what I do, then it’s a significant injury. So I’m kind of nervous. But everybody says it’s going to be okay, that it will just keep getting better, and to keep stretching it." He is officially listed as day-to-day after missing Saturday's game, but this quote is very concerning. The Nuggets obviously won't rush him back, so he could be looking at more time on the shelf. Darrell Arthur and Nikola Jokic should both benefit if the Manimal misses any more action.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 24 - 11:46 AM

Kenneth Faried (left adductor soreness) will not play on Saturday vs. the Pistons and Darrell Arthur is expected to start in his place.

The injury wasn't reported until early this afternoon, but it's not clear how severe the issue is. The Nuggets don't seem too interested in a playoff push, so it's not a shock to see them hold the Manimal out. If you need short-term production, Arthur is worth a look.
Jan 23 - 8:32 PM

Kenneth Faried is dealing with left adductor soreness and is questionable to play against the Pistons on Saturday.

It's a new injury for Faried, which may have occurred on Thursday night. Faried is starting to rack up a few injuries and the Nuggets may hold him out tonight. If they do and Darrell Arthur (adductor) is OK, Arthur would start. The Nuggets would also go small a lot, which opens up more run for Will Barton.
Jan 23 - 2:30 PM

Kenneth Faried was excellent against the Thunder on Tuesday, scoring 17 points with 15 boards, one assist and one block in 28 minutes.

He had his way in the paint and finished with seven offensive rebounds. The Manimal has now played well in three straight games, averaging 14.6 points, 9.6 boards and 1.0 blocks per game in that span. On a side note, Faried was recently named one of the 30 finalists for a roster spot on Team USA, so he still has plenty of motivation in what is quickly becoming a lost season for the Nuggets.
Jan 20 - 12:13 AM

Kenneth Faried returned from a personal absence on Wednesday, but he scored only five points with four rebounds, two assists and one block in 20 minutes vs. the Warriors.

Faried missed two games due to the birth of his daughter, during which time Darrell Arthur filled in as Denver's starting PF, and Arthur simply outplayed him tonight with 18 points and 11 boards off the bench. Faried is healthy and should soon resume playing minutes in the high 20s, so his owners should remain patient.
Jan 14 - 1:06 AM

Kenneth Faried (personal) will return to action Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

Faried spent the past two games on the sidelines due to the birth of his second child, but he was back at practice on Tuesday and he'll return to the starting lineup on Wednesday. Darrell Arthur will return to the bench with The Manimal active, and his fantasy value will take a significant hit with the demotion to the second-unit.
Jan 12 - 3:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
3Nick Johnson
SG1Gary Harris
2Randy Foye
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Will Barton
3Mike Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
3J.J. Hickson
4Wilson Chandler
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Nikola Jokic
3Joffrey Lauvergne