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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 said that he has talked with head coach Mike Malone and said that he is excited to get to work with him.
"Of course we talked. We have to talk," Faried said. "We’re excited about this season. I’ve watched film on him, he’s watched film on me. I needed to know what type of coach I was getting myself into." Faried should be able to blossom under Malone a lot like DeMarcus Cousins did when Malone was in Sacramento, so the Manimal's arrow is pointing up. Faried has been working hard to improve his all-around game this summer, and he is shaping up to be a solid mid-round pick. Aug 28 - 9:58 AM
Source: Rappler

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Kenneth Faried said that he has focused on improving his defense this summer.

"My defense, I've focused on that," Faried said. "I've been watching film on guys that I consider my toughest matchups, and I've been able to dissect them so that when the season comes around I'm able to guard those players — and become the player I want to be, and that's hopefully defensive player of the year one day and first-team all-defense." Faried also added that he has been communicating with head coach Mike Malone and that he has been in the gym every day, so things are starting to look up for the Manimal.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 5 - 9:30 AM

Kenneth Faried said that he has been working hard this summer to improve, and he is hoping to show what he has worked on during Saturday's NBA exhibition in Africa.

"I'll probably showcase some things tomorrow that I've added to my game," Faried said. The Nuggets brought in a new head coach in Mike Malone this summer, so hopefully Faried can become a more consistent player in what should be a stable environment now that Brian Shaw can't hold him down any longer. Additionally, Faried said that his goals are to become the defensive player of the year one day as well as making the first-team all-defense, so it looks like he is highly motivated entering the season.
Jul 31 - 1:53 PM

Mike Malone said the Nuggets will "run with purpose [and] use the altitude to [their] advantage" this season.

Denver's personnel is well suited to a fast pace, ranking third in the league with 98.7 possessions per game this season. Kenneth Faried averaged only 28.7 minutes and should benefit from a larger and more stable role under Malone, though some uncertainty remains about his future in Denver -- ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz reported a few months ago that Faried "isn't well liked [in the organization] ... He thinks he's 'the guy' and other [players] take exception to his contract." Faried will earn just under $50 million over the next four years and coach Malone already seems to be rallying behind him, saying, "[Faried] brings it every night. There's not many guys like that."
Jun 16 - 12:48 PM

The Nuggets "continue to showcase" Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried in the trade market, according to ESPN's Chad Ford.

The Nuggets are basically stuck in Western Conference purgatory because they really need a superstar to go with all those second-tier guys. It's hard to tell how desperate the Nuggets are, but perhaps a lottery pick could get a deal done for either Lawson or the Manimal. Expect more rumors to surface all month.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 3 - 3:18 PM

Kenneth Faried said he hopes the Denver Nuggets retain interim head coach Melvin Hunt.

While Hunt had some success with the Nuggets, the team is thought to be interested in bringing in a new hire and have been linked to Vinny Del Negro and Alvin Gentry. "I feel like we're back to the old Nuggets, and it's exciting," Faried said. "I hope they hire him and I hope he's our coach next year." We'll have to wait to see if Faried gets his way, but it sounds like the team is looking in other directions.
Source: ESPN
Apr 16 - 9:50 AM

Kenneth Faried (rest) and Randy Foye (rest) will not play against the Warriors on Wednesday.

The Nuggets are one game "up" on the Pistons for the No. 7 spot in the lottery. Considering the Pistons play the Knicks, the Nuggets really need to lose this one. With Faried out tonight, Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari should log big minutes with plenty of shots. J.J. Hickson and Jusuf Nurkic should also get more run. Faried's somewhat disappointing season ends with averages of 12.6 points, 8.9 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks.
Apr 15 - 3:14 PM

Kenneth Faried scored 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting with 17 rebounds, two assists and two steals in Monday's loss to the Clippers.

Faried hit just 5-of-9 free throws and had four turnovers to put the bow on an inefficient night, but he's getting it done for owners in general during April. Look for him to end the season on a high note this Wednesday against the Warriors.
Apr 14 - 5:21 AM

Kenneth Faried feasted on the Kings' frontcourt during Sunday's home victory, racking up a season-high 30 points on 12-of-14 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs with seven rebounds and three steals.

Melvin Hunt let Faried play through foul trouble and he's been terrific for fantasy owners in six April games, averaging 16.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 0.6 blocks. Even better, the Manimal has made a combined 24-of-28 free throws during that span (85.7 percent), a far cry from his 65.4 percent career average. We'll keep an eye on his FT shooting during next year's preseason to determine whether this is a trend or a mirage.
Apr 12 - 7:39 PM

Kenneth Faried scored a season-high 29 points during Wednesday's home win vs. the Lakers, making 10-of-14 field goals and 9-of-9 free throws with 11 rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

Faried did his damage in 29 minutes without committing a single turnover. Unfortunately, this is more bitter than sweet for his fantasy owners -- his breakout game occurred with five games left in the regular season, after most fantasy leagues already concluded. The Lakers' lackluster defense also deserves some credit for Faried's big night and it might take a change in the Nuggets' philosophy for him to realize his full potential in 2015-16.
Apr 9 - 12:38 AM

Kenneth Faried logged a double-double in Saturday's loss to the Clippers, finishing with 10 points, 14 boards, three assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

The Manimal has now logged double-doubles in three out of his last five games, and his owners will be relieved to see him get this many minutes after being limited to 27 minutes or less in his previous six games. The Nuggets do only have three games next week, but this performance will probably give his owners some renewed confidence.
Apr 5 - 12:46 AM

Kenneth Faried had 19 points, 10 rebounds and a block on 7-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's loss to Utah.

Faried had 14 points and 10 boards on Saturday, but was struggling a bit before that. Here's to hoping he goes on a late-season tear over the next couple weeks. J.J. Hickson was out with a sore knee, which will help Faried if Hickson continues to miss time going forward.
Apr 2 - 1:14 AM

Kenneth Faried managed just five points, four rebounds and one assist over 17 minutes in Friday's win over the Jazz.

The Nuggets looked as lethargic as they've looked for the last week and the only reason they beat the Jazz is because the Jazz looked worse. Faried seems to be a bellwether of how this team will perform, and over his last three games he has averaged just 8.3 points, 5.7 boards, 0.7 steals and 34.8 percent shooting from the field. The Nuggets finish out the fantasy playoffs with a pair of three-game weeks, so he needs to have a big game the next time out to give owners confidence next week.
Mar 28 - 2:59 AM

Kenneth Faried scored 20 points on 10-of-15 shooting with six rebounds, four steals and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Heat.

Faried is on fire and he's a must-start player right now, even though the risk for DNPs is going to linger. He has been a top 20-30 play over the past two weeks with averages of 17 and 10 to go with 1.1 steals and 2.0 blocks over the last seven contests.
Mar 21 - 1:25 AM

Kenneth Faried double-doubled against the Rockets on Thursday with 19 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and one block on 8-of-11 from the field.

The Nuggets sat him down on Monday and and there will be some level of risk of sitting him on the road in Miami on Friday night. Faried has really come on in his last five, averaging 19.2 points, 11.0 boards, 1.2 assists and 1.8 blocks on 58.5 percent from the field. He's a must-start player and we're expecting him to play on Friday.
Mar 20 - 12:09 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
3Erick Green
4Nick Johnson
5Nikola Radicevic
SG1Wilson Chandler
2Randy Foye
3Gary Harris
4Jamaal Franklin
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Will Barton
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
3Kostas Papanikolaou
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2J.J. Hickson
3Joffrey Lauvergne
4Nikola Jokic