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Kenneth Faried | 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
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Kenneth Faried (ankle), Darrell Arthur (knee) and Danilo Gallinari (groin) will not play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.
Wilson Chandler (illness) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are questionable, and if those two also end up hitting the sidelines on Wednesday night, we could see Juan Hernangomez and Will Barton forced to log heavy minutes in the starting lineup. Faried, Arthur and Gallinari will all likely be back in action after the All-Star break. Feb 14 - 4:53 PM

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

He likely won't play against the Kings on Wednesday either so that he can heal up over the All-Star break. The Nuggets acquired Mason Plumlee in a trade for Jusuf Nurkic on Sunday, so that hurts Faried's outlook since he won't get nearly as many backup center minutes going forward.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Although Darrell Arthur has started in place of Faried the past two games, he only played 20 minutes in each. Instead of giving the power forward more time on the court, coach Mike Malone has preferred Wilson Chandler at power forward with Will Barton at small forward. Barton has seen the largest bump in minutes, earning at least 34 minutes in three of the past four games. Although he had a relatively quiet game against Cleveland, he averaged 43.0 FanDuel points across the previous three games. Barton will be a solid GPP option in Denver’s matchup with the Warriors on Monday.
Feb 12 - 1:51 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play Saturday vs. Cleveland.

This is not surprising, as Faried is dealing with what has been termed a "significantly" sprained right ankle. The Denver Post ran a story on Saturday that intimated Denver may choose to hold out both Faried and Danilo Gallinari (strained left groin) through the All-Star break. With the Nuggets frontcourt extremely thin, Will Barton, Darrell Arthur and Juancho Hernangomez will likely continue to see extended minutes.
Feb 11 - 1:09 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) may miss each of the Nuggets' next three games before the All-Star break, according to the Denver Post.

The Post referred to Faried's injury as a "significantly" sprained right ankle. Faried initially injured the ankle on Wednesday and was seen in a walking boot and crutches after the game. He did not play Friday in New York. Denver's first game after the All-Star break is not until Feb. 23. If they hold Faried out until then, that would give him a full two weeks to heal. Darrell Arthur started on Friday and played 20 minutes. Juancho Hernangomez saw 16 minutes of action off the bench.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 11 - 11:39 AM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday against the Knicks.

He was on crutches and in a walking boot following his Wednesday injury. Faried has capitalized on his 23.8 minutes per game over his last 14, averaging 12.1 points, 7.9 boards and 0.4 blocks. The Nuggets are on a road back-to-back, so they will likely only use Darrell Arthur for one of those two. Juancho Hernangomez figures to be in the rotation while Jamal Murray should also benefit because Will Barton will play more three than two.
Feb 9 - 3:00 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) was on crutches and in a walking boot after Wednesday's game.

That's not good and Faried is likely looking at some time off here. He's given the Nuggets some great minutes at power forward, but his fantasy value has trended down. If you're in a shallower league and want to make a proactive cut for a red-hot free agent, it's not the worst idea. Darrell Arthur, Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez figure to benefit the most. Barton should be owned, but Juancho and Arthur are better for deep leagues.
Feb 8 - 10:19 PM

Kenneth Faried suffered a right ankle sprain in the second quarter and will not return on Wednesday.

The good news is X-rays were negative. He gets ruled out around 15 minutes after the injury. Faried needed some help off the floor and could be evaluated further. He was playing some terrific ball as the starting power forward, so his owners should sit tight until more details come out. While Faried is out, Darrell Arthur figures to pick up most of the slack tonight while Juancho Hernangomez should be in the mix.
Feb 8 - 8:34 PM

Kenneth Faried was helped to the locker room on the second quarter on Wednesday.

It looked like he rolled his right ankle and the Nuggets needed to call a timeout to get him out of there. If he's out, the Nuggets will have to turn to Darrell Arthur a little more. Juancho Hernangomez could also play some extra minutes.
Feb 8 - 8:15 PM

Kenneth Faried (personal) will start Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

Faried missed Monday's game due to a death in his family, but he'll be back in action tonight. With Faried starting, it'll either be Wilson Chandler or Will Barton heading to the bench, with Barton being the more likely candidate. Check back closer to tip-off for the official starters for Denver.
Feb 8 - 12:33 PM

Kenneth Faried (personal reasons) will not play on Monday vs. the Mavericks.

It's not clear why Faried is away from the team, but his next chance to play will be on Wednesday vs. the Hawks. With Faried out, Wilson Chandler, Darrell Arthur and Juancho Hernangomez should all see a bump in minutes with Chandler offering the most upside.
Feb 6 - 7:25 PM

Kenneth Faried (personal reasons) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Dallas.

The Manimal is averaging 26.4 minutes over his last five games despite playing through a minor hamstring tweak, so his potential absence could open up more minutes for guys like Wilson Chandler, Darrell Arthur and Juancho Hernangomez. We'll have an update when we know more about Faried's status.
Feb 6 - 1:45 PM

Kenneth Faried scored four points with four rebounds in 14 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

The Spurs will shut down anyone at anytime, so that's what happened to the Manimal today. Faried should be better his next time out even though he'll likely be on the injury report for his hamstring injury. For what it's worth, we haven't noticed anything.
Feb 5 - 1:30 AM

Kenneth Faried (hamstring) will play on Saturday vs. the Spurs.

The Nuggets keep listing him as probable for some reason but he was in no danger of missing this contest. Faried has formed a dynamic partnership with Nikola Jokic in the frontcourt and is worth deploying in most leagues.
Feb 4 - 8:51 PM

Kenneth Faried (hamstring) is listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. the Spurs.

The Nuggets continue to list him on the injury report as probable, despite Faried being seemingly unhampered by an injury. Faried, buoyed by the return of Nikola Jokic, posted another strong double-double on Friday night: 19 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and one block in 25 minutes.
Feb 4 - 1:04 PM

Kenneth Faried scored 19 points with 11 rebounds, one assist and one block in 25 minutes against the Bucks on Friday.

The Manimal power forward plan is back on in full force with he and Nikola Jokic playing well together. In Denver's games during 2017, Faried has a +15.2 net rating with Jokic and a -5.6 without him. That's more about Jokic, but Faried gets some credit, as well. Faried has been a seventh-round value in 2017, which is about right as long as he's out there with Jokic.
Feb 4 - 2:17 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Gary Harris
2Will Barton
3Jamal Murray
4Malik Beasley
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Juan Hernangomez
3Mike Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Wilson Chandler
3Darrell Arthur
4Johnny O'Bryant
C1Nikola Jokic
2Mason Plumlee