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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 exploded in the Nuggets' 106-102 win over the Wolves on Friday, scoring 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting with a career-high 25 rebounds and three assists.
It looks like the big talk with Brian Shaw is paying off and we're finally off the hook for telling you guys to hold on all that time (we think). A happy and engaged Faried is a completely different player than the one we've seen in the beginning of the past two seasons. Dec 27 - 4:33 AM

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Kenneth Faried finally got going on Tuesday, scoring 20 points with 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in just 32 minutes of action.

Faried's long-suffering owners have been waiting for a game like this, which is a vivid reminder of his enormous upside. The Nuggets lost the game but it's hard to imagine coach Brian Shaw being displeased with the Manimal's effort tonight, so ideally his 30+ playing time will continue during the Nuggets' upcoming games on Friday and Sunday.
Dec 23 - 11:22 PM

Kenneth Faried scored eight points with nine rebounds, one block and two turnovers against the Hornets on Monday.

He played just 21 minutes because the Nuggets were down 16 with six minutes left in the third quarter. Faried did not return in garbage time, so this can be viewed as just another bad game. His fantasy owners have no choice but to stay patient, and yes we know this sounds like a broken record.
Dec 22 - 9:49 PM

Kenneth Faried said he's been trying to bring back his confidence.

"I knew I was kind of just slighting myself and just not focused on the main goals that I wanted to achieve," Faried said about losing playing time. "It was just all on me." It's pretty clear coach Brian Shaw isn't a complete fan of Faried's mistakes on the defensive end, but there could be a happy ending to this story. He's struggled in each of the last two Decembers and is expected to have a strong finish again.
Source: Denver Post
Dec 22 - 2:19 PM

Kenneth Faried had one of his worst games of the season on Saturday against the Pacers, making 2-of-10 from the field with four points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal.

He had a couple solid games before tonight and maybe the second half of a back-to-back got to him. Darrell Arthur (leg) could miss time, so Faried may get a bigger chance to redeem himself from a slow start. His owners can't be happy with him, but they just have to hang in there.
Dec 21 - 12:46 AM

Kenneth Faried scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in the Nuggets' 109-106 win over the Clippers on Friday.

Faried is coming off an 11 & 11 game on Wednesday and though he hasn't been anywhere near as advertised this is a small step forward. He's not a must-start player, but he should remain owned and is a buy low target though at some point we have to put an expiration date on that.
Dec 20 - 2:24 AM

Kenneth Faried started on Wednesday against the Rockets with 11 points, 11 boards, two assists and three turnovers in 32 minutes.

He fouled out and had an egregious turnover at the end of regulation, so it wasn't all good. Even before his ankle injury, Faried was in coach Brian Shaw's doghouse, which is nothing new in his second season with the coach. He worked his way out of the doghouse last season and erupted as one of the best power forwards in the NBA. Fantasy owners should try to buy low before he turns in a huge game.
Dec 18 - 2:55 AM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) will start for the Nuggets on Wednesday after practicing in full on Tuesday.

He has had some tough luck with injuries over the past two weeks, but he will look to put that behind him in a key matchup against Houston. Faried has been in a slump since the beginning of the season, but he is loaded with talent and should turn it around soon. The buy-low window is wide open, so now may be your chance to snag him in a trade. J.J. Hickson will return to the bench with this news, and owners in standard leagues can think about moving on.
Source: Denver Post
Dec 17 - 9:49 AM

Updating a previous report, Kenneth Faried (ankle) will return to the starting lineup on Wednesday as the Nuggets take on the Rockets.

J.J. Hickson will head back to the bench upon Faried's return, and he can be cut in standard leagues. Faried hasn't been living up to his potential this season, but there are still a lot of games left, and he tends to be a second-half player. The buy-low window remains open.
Dec 16 - 4:19 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) returned to practice on Tuesday.

This is a good sign for Faried possibly being able to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets after sitting out on Sunday. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, so stay tuned for more updates as we near Wednesday's tip. If Faried returns, J.J. Hickson will head back to the bench.
Dec 16 - 3:34 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

Faried injured his ankle during Saturday's game against the Rockets, and though he was able to return to that game, his ankle is too sore to give it a go today. J.J. Hickson, Jusuf Nurkic, and Darrell Arthur will all benefit with Faried sidelined, with Hickson and Arthur offering the most upside.

Kenneth Faried returned from an in-game ankle injury on Saturday against the Rockets, finishing with seven points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 20 minutes.

He's easily the most frustrating player to own this season. Faried is the No. 164 player based on per-game value in standard leagues and his numbers are actually trending down. The Nuggets paid him big bucks and they kept him in the doghouse in December last year as well, so there is still hope for him to turn it around.
Dec 13 - 11:49 PM

Kenneth Faried left Saturday's game against Houston and has since returned to the game.

He took a hard foul by Joey Dorsey and struggled to get back on his feet. Faried was clearly in pain and it should be noted that he just recently missed two games with a lower back strain. We will monitor this situation closely but it appears that Faried dodged a bullet here. Stay tuned.
Dec 13 - 10:02 PM

Kenneth Faried will come off of the bench again on Saturday, though coach Brain Shaw stressed that the move was not permanent.

J.J. Hickson will draw another start, but it is at least somewhat encouraging that coach Shaw said it wasn't permanent. Faried is loaded with upside and it is only a matter of time before he gets it going, so the buy-low window could be gone before you know it.
Dec 13 - 1:49 PM

Kenneth Faried returned from a back injury on Wednesday and came off the bench, finishing with 13 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes.

He may have come off the bench in order to be worked back in slowly after missing time with a back injury, or Brian Shaw may really not like the guy. Either way, given his salary and skills, it's hard to imagine him coming off the bench a week from now. Don't give up on him.
Dec 11 - 2:14 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ty Lawson
2Nate Robinson
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Randy Foye
3Gary Harris
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Danilo Gallinari
3Alonzo Gee
4Quincy Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2J.J. Hickson
3Darrell Arthur
C1Timofey Mozgov
2JaVale McGee
3Jusuf Nurkic