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Kenneth Faried | Center/Forward | #35

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 (personal) will not play on Thursday vs. the Bucks.
He's probably disappointed that the Nuggets didn't move him at the deadline, but it's unclear if that's why he's away from the team. He wasn't going to be in the rotation anyways. Feb 15 - 12:50 PM

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The Nuggets could attach a draft pick to Kenneth Faried in an effort to move him before the deadline.

It seems like Faried's name pops up every deadline. It's no secret that the Nuggets would like to move him, as he's clearly behind Trey Lyles and has no path to minutes right now. Plus, Paul Millsap (wrist) is expected back after the All-Star break. He's owed $13.7 million in 2018-19, and while his offensive game is limited, he could be helpful to a playoff-bound team in need of rebounding and energy off the bench. Emmanuel Mudiay and Wilson Chandler are also on the block in Denver.

Kenneth Faried (ankle) is available to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

He's probably not going to be in the rotation anyway. Faried has almost no fantasy value.
Jan 25 - 8:02 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) is questionable to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

He did not play on Monday and hasn't really been in the rotation for most of this month. Faried doesn't carry much fantasy value.
Jan 24 - 2:25 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play vs. the Blazers on Monday.

He has played a total of seven minutes over Denver's last three games, so this won't impact their rotation.
Jan 22 - 8:12 PM

Kenneth Faried (left ankle soreness) is questionable to play Monday vs. the Trail Blazers.

Faried is a negligible part of the rotation in Denver, so his playing status is irrelevant in fantasy hoops.
Jan 21 - 4:30 PM

Kenneth Faried returned to the Nuggets' rotation for the first time since Dec. 15, posting four points and two rebounds in seven minutes.

Head coach Mike Malone telegraphed his move on Tuesday, saying, "I have to find a couple guys that I can use to spell our starters and our key players, so they’re just not dead [late in games]." Playing Faried could also resuscitate his trade appeal, but few teams will be interested in his guaranteed $13.8 million salary next season. He's undersized at center and can't spread the court at power forward, so he's an awkward fit in today's NBA.
Jan 4 - 2:16 AM

Coach Michael Malone indicated that Kenneth Faried will likely remain on the bench as long as the Nuggets continue to win.

Faried hasn't appeared in a game since December 15th. Coach Malone was brutally honest when asked about the situation: "Our job is to win games, and we’re winning games right now," said Malone. "Right now, Kenneth is not part of the rotation. Obviously, things change in this business. But why would I play him over Nikola [Jokic] or Trey Lyles with how well they’re playing right now?" Faried should be left on waivers for now. He needs a trade to resuscitate his fantasy value.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 10:32:00 AM

Kenneth Faried was a DNP-CD against the Warriors on Saturday.

Trey Lyles has been very consistent and Mason Plumlee is playing well, so Faried doesn't look like he'll get minutes even in favorable matchups.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 12:32:00 AM

Kenneth Faried scored two points with one rebound and one assist in six minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

It's pretty clear that Trey Lyles is ahead of him for power forward minutes and Mason Plumlee looks like he has the backup center locked up. Faried is probably going to be a DNP-CD his next time out.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 02:15:00 AM

Kenneth Faried scored one point with 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 16 minutes off the bench against the Celtics on Wednesday.

This could be his last chance for decent minutes because Nikola Jokic (ankle) was cleared for this game -- Jokic was held out, though. Faried was playing the vast majority of his minutes at center before the Jokic injury, so he's a fairly easy drop candidate after getting a DNP-CD on Tuesday.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 11:01:00 PM

Kenneth Faried will start against the Celtics on Wednesday.

The Nuggets are going to go with Mason Plumlee in the first unit and will bring Nikola Jokic off the bench. Faried was a DNP-CD in the last game on Tuesday, so it'll be really hard to count on him because he'll certainly have a short leash today. He's a drop candidate now that Jokic is back.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 06:56:00 PM

Kenneth Faried picked up a DNP-CD on Tuesday vs. the Pistons.

Faried has been outplaying Mason Plumlee lately and was coming off two straight games with 30+ minutes, but you never know what coach Mike Malone is going to do with his rotations on any given night. This time around, Plumlee had a nice double-double and was a +29 in his 29 minutes, but it does help Faried's case that Darrell Arthur was exposed as the backup center by Boban Marjanovic. With Nikola Jokic (ankle) still out, Faried's owners should expect to see him back in the rotation on Wednesday vs. Boston.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 09:39:00 PM

Kenneth Faried followed up Friday's big game with four points, 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and four turnovers in 32 minutes on Sunday.

Nikola Jokic (ankle) was out again but Mason Plumlee (seven points, nine boards in 21 minutes) got the start at center for the second straight game. Faried continues to win the position battle, even if he's coming off the bench, and he's worth streaming until Jokic gets back -- the Nuggets' star center said recently that he still can't jump off his injured leg, so more DNPs could be coming.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 08:55:00 PM

Kenneth Faried scored a season-high 20 points in Friday's 103-89 win over the Magic, adding 10 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 30 minutes.

Faried moved to the bench in favor of Mason Plumlee (six points in 18 minutes), but coach Mike Malone turned the Manimal loose early and he delivered, hitting 8-of-10 shots and 4-of-5 free throws. His role is pretty volatile with Malone playing the matchups, and he's now played exclusively at center in two straight games. With Nikola Jokic (ankle) nearing a return, Faried is better viewed as a short-term solution if you need boards and a trickle of defensive stats.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 10:24:00 PM

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PG1Jamal Murray
2Devin Harris
3Monte Morris
SG1Gary Harris
2Will Barton
3Malik Beasley
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Juan Hernangomez
3Richard Jefferson
4Torrey Craig
PF1Paul Millsap
2Trey Lyles
3Kenneth Faried
4Darrell Arthur
5Tyler Lydon
C1Nikola Jokic
2Mason Plumlee