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Kenneth Faried | Center/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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 6 - 11:45 PM
Source: BSN Denver

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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

Kenneth Faried (back) scored 10 points in just 13 minutes vs. Houston on Wednesday, making 4-of-7 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs with two rebounds and one assist.

Faried was active one day after leaving with a back injury, a surprisingly quick turnaround for the oft-injured veteran. He looked great early but didn't play in the final 17 minutes tonight, with most of his opportunities going to Wilson Chandler (16 points, five rebounds in 34 minutes). Whether or not his back is healthy, it's hard to trust Faried with just four games left on the schedule.
Apr 6 - 12:15 AM

Kenneth Faried (back) will play vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

Faried tweaked his back vs. New Orleans on Tuesday and it's a bit surprising to see him in action tonight, given his frequent back problems. His availability could limit Mason Plumlee's court time.
Apr 5 - 7:13 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) will warm up and try to play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

This is a mild surprise after Faried may have suffered an aggravation to his back injury. The Nuggets will probably want to go smaller at the four against the Rockets, so it's going to be tough to trust Faried today.
Apr 5 - 6:42 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) will not return on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

Not good. It's no secret that Faried has a bad back and he even missed nine games in a row a few weeks ago. Expect the Nuggets to tread carefully going forward. Wilson Chandler and Mason Plumlee should both benefit if Faried misses time. He finished scoreless in 10 minutes with two rebounds, two assists and one block.
Apr 4 - 9:15 PM

Kenneth Faried started on Sunday and finished with eight points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 23 minutes vs. the Heat.

Faried lit up for 18 & 13 on Friday but he couldn't duplicate the feat tonight, resulting in a more typical return for fantasy owners. Even as a starter, it's hard to like Faried as more than a late-round source of boards, FG percentage and some defensive stats.
Apr 2 - 9:59 PM

Kenneth Faried will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Heat.

Faried had an 18-point, 13-board double-double through 32 minutes as a starter on Friday, so feel free to get him active. Denver will go with a starting group of Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinari, Faried and Nikola Jokic tonight, with Wilson Chandler coming off the bench.

Kenneth Faried started on Friday vs. the Hornets and responded with a 18-point, 13-rebound double-double.

This likely wasn't a matchup move, as the Nuggets moved Wilson Chandler to the second unit to fill the void left by Will Barton (foot). Faried finished 9-of-17 from the field in 32 minutes with two assists, one steal and one block, and we all know that he will only benefit the more he plays next to Nikola Jokic. If he sticks in the first unit, give him a look if you need rebounds.
Mar 31 - 10:03 PM

Kenneth Faried will start and Wilson Chandler will come off the bench against the Hornets on Friday.

It makes sense to add Chander in the second unit because Will Barton (foot) isn't playing today. This shouldn't change the outlook on Faried too much today, assuming he doesn't come out like gangbusters. He doesn't get the best matchup against Marvin Williams or Cody Zeller.
Mar 31 - 6:20 PM

Depth Charts

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