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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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Coach Mike Malone said he won't reveal his starting power forward for the season opener.
He did say he knows the answer here, but he's going to keep it in house. Malone added he wants a lot of competition for that spot. Back in August, Malone said there is a "good chance" Kenneth Faried starts, so he's a heavy favorite. Nikola Jokic is fully expected to start at center, but the Nuggets could additionally use him as a non-starting power forward next to Jusuf Nurkic depending on game flow and matchups. Faried is more of a later-round pick these days. Sep 26 - 1:24 PM

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Michael Malone said that there's a "good chance" Kenneth Faried will start at power forward on opening night.

It's not surprising that Malone won't fully commit to the Manimal starting, as the big man averaged just 25.3 minutes per game last season and was outplayed by Darrell Arthur at times. This season won't be any easier for Faried, as the Nuggets re-signed Arthur and Malone may be tempted to pair Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic together at times. Faried has also been in the rumor mill for a while now and the Nuggets could test the trade waters again.
Source: ESPN
Aug 13 - 11:08 AM

The Timberwolves reportedly have interest in trading for Kenneth Faried.

The Nuggets are rumored to be one of the most likely teams to execute a draft day trade, and Tom Thibodeau is a fan of Faried from their time spent together with USA Basketball. Thibodeau is reportedly looking for a big man that can provide some interior toughness next to Karl-Anthony Towns, so this may be a clue that he doesn't view Gorgui Dieng as his starting power forward. If Faried does wind up in Minnesota, Dieng's value would take a sizable hit.
Jun 22 - 1:53 PM

Kenneth Faried made a surprise appearance on Wednesday with 12 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 19 minutes of action.

Faried even made a 3-pointer, the second of his career, and for whatever reason the Nuggets opted to deploy him as a reserve tonight after two straight precautionary DNP-CDs. Mike Malone got an extended look at a frontcourt pairing of Jusuf Nurkic and Nikola Jokic down the stretch, and Joffrey Lauvergne is also in the mix, so it's unclear how Denver sees Faried fitting into their long-term plans -- he's owed $38.8 million over the next three seasons.
Apr 14 - 2:16 AM

Kenneth Faried (rest) did not play vs. the Jazz on Sunday, as expected.

"For me, I'm just trying to get my body healed back right for USA Basketball," Faried said this weekend. The Nuggets are getting a late-season look at how Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic fare as a frontcourt tandem, so there's no reason to think Faried will return for Wednesday's season finale in Portland.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 10 - 7:35 PM

Kenneth Faried is not being listed in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Jazz.

Faried is dealing with a few nagging injuries, and there's no reason for him to play for a Nuggets team that is tanking for a pick, particularly with Jusuf Nurkic, Joffrey Lauvergne, and Nikola Jokic all in need of developmental minutes. Michael Malone would only say "we'll see," when asked about Faried status prior to the game, and there's just too much uncertainty here to deploy The Manimal in any setting.
Apr 10 - 4:59 PM

Kenneth Faried may not play in the final two games of the season according to the Denver Post.

The Nuggets want to get an extended look at Jusuf Nurkic and Nikola Jokic in the frontcourt together, and Faried reportedly has too many nagging injuries to count. "For me, I'm just trying to get my body healed back right for USA Basketball," Faried said. If your fantasy playoffs last until the end of the season, Faried's owners should move on.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 9 - 10:21 AM

Kenneth Faried (rest) will not play Friday vs. the Spurs, according to Nuggets' play-by-play announcer Jason Kosmicki.

The Nuggets are playing for Ping Pong balls, and with three young bigs on the roster in need of developmental minutes, Faried may have already played his final game of the 2015-16 season for the Nuggets. It'll be Nikola Jokic, Joffrey Lauvergne and Jusuf Nurkic benefiting most in his absence.
Apr 8 - 8:44 PM

Kenneth Faried will move to the bench to get rest on Friday.

It's certainly not a lock he plays. The Nuggets do have a reason to tank because they basically get the choice of their pick or the Knicks' pick with the Raptors getting the leftovers -- the Knicks got Andrea Bargnani. As for Faried it might be tough to own him now. Nikola Jokic will start and should be owned in all leagues.
Apr 8 - 2:13 PM

Kenneth Faried played just 23 minutes and had four points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal on 1-of-6 shooting in Tuesday's loss.

We were hoping that an injury to Darrell Arthur might help Faried, but his minutes just aren't there these days. It's been a tough season with more lows than highs for Denver's prized big man, and he just hasn't been able to put a full season together for his fantasy owners over the years.
Apr 6 - 12:30 AM

Kenneth Faried played just 16 minutes vs. the Kings on Saturday, scoring eight points with seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

The Manimal looked great, but coach Michael Malone went with Joffrey Lauvergne a lot because he was eating off the bench. Faried double-doubled on Thursday with 10 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes, but he's still worth owning even though the Nuggets play just three times next week. If Denver decides to give him a maintenance day, then his owners may need to move on. The good news is that the Nuggets don't own their own first-round pick (they own the Knicks' first-round pick) and don't have a back-to-back set moving forward.
Apr 3 - 12:09 AM

Kenneth Faried double-doubled against the Pelicans on Thursday with 10 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes.

His back issue didn't seem to bother him tonight with a lot of activity on both ends. Faried should get a DeMarcus Cousins-less Kings team on Saturday, so he should have success in that game. There has been no talk of him resting and the Nuggets don't have their pick -- they have New York's, though.
Apr 1 - 12:20 AM

Kenneth Faried battled foul trouble on Wednesday and wound up with just six points, five rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes of action.

Faried picked up five fouls while shooting 2-of-7 from the field, a disappointing performance in his second game back from a six-game absence. He was on a hot stretch in late February and early March, and isn't typically prone to foul trouble (he's yet to foul out this season), so anyone relying on him should stay the course for Thursday's favorable matchup vs. New Orleans.
Mar 30 - 10:56 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) returned from a six-game absence on Monday vs. the Mavericks and scored nine points with 11 boards in 22 minutes.

He looked pretty rusty and had four turnovers, but he did have a couple of blocks and shot 3-of-7 from the field. The Nuggets will ease him back into action and he could have some maintenance days down the stretch, so his outlook isn't too great. The Nuggets have a back-to-back set on Wednesday vs. Memphis and Thursday vs. New Orleans, so don't be surprised if he's held out for one of those.
Mar 28 - 11:54 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) is in the starting lineup against the Mavs on Monday with Darrell Arthur coming off the bench.

Faried was a DNP-CD in his last two, but the Nuggets will put him back in the first unit this time. He should be owned in all leagues now that he's active.
Mar 28 - 8:35 PM

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PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
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3Malik Beasley
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Will Barton
3Wilson Chandler
4Juan Hernangomez
5JaKarr Sampson
6Axel Toupane
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
3Jarnell Stokes
C1Nikola Jokic
2Jusuf Nurkic