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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 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

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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

Kenneth Faried will come off the bench on Friday vs. Orlando.

The Nuggets will continue to mix up their starting lineup with Nikola Jokic (ankle) on the shelf. Jokic is nearing a return, so Faried and Mason Plumlee are only short-term options in fantasy leagues. Even though he's coming off the bench, Faried could still see 20+ minutes.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 06:34:00 PM

Kenneth Faried got the start vs. New Orleans, playing 24 minutes to finish with six points, five rebounds and a pair of blocks.

Faried didn't play alongside Mason Plumlee at all tonight, and those guys split the center minutes down the middle. It's not a situation that yields reliable fantasy value, despite the absence of Nikola Jokic (ankle).
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 12:28:00 AM

Kenneth Faried started again on Monday and hit 6-of-13 shots for 13 points, 11 rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes of a loss to Dallas.

Faried is suddenly playing well with Nikola Jokic sidelined and has scored between 11 and 14 points in five straight games, averaging 13 points and 10 boards on 61 percent shooting over that stretch. He's not doing anything beside the double-doubles, but might be able to help as long as Jokic remains out with his ankle injury.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 11:07:00 PM

Kenneth Faried started at power forward against the Lakers on Saturday with 13 points, nine rebounds one assist and one block in 27 minutes.

He did not close this game and he did play plenty of minutes at both big spots. With Nikola Jokic (ankle) out, Faried should be locked in for minutes in the 20-28 range most nights. He also played 18.2 minutes next to Mason Plumlee in this game, which will be key for his value over the next few games. He's worth a look for any fantasy owner looking to add a double-double guy with strong FG%, but Faried would likely take a hit when Wilson Chandler comes back, as well.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 12:13:00 AM

Kenneth Faried started at power forward in the first half and at center in the second half against the Bulls on Thursday, finishing with 14 points, 13 rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 22 minutes.

He slid over to the five with Nikola Jokic (ankle) unable to return for the second half. Faried has been used situationally this season, but he could be locked in for minutes as either depth at the four while he would split minutes at the five with Mason Plumlee. He could have some value as a double-double guy if Jokic is out, so he's worth a speculative look in 14-team leagues.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 11:39:00 PM

Kenneth Faried hit 3-of-8 shots and 5-of-6 free throws for 11 points, eight rebounds and nothing else in his 23 minutes on Tuesday.

He looked pretty good out there and was active around the rim, hitting double digits in scoring for the second straight game. He's still yet to really 'wow' us, but with Wilson Chandler (back) and Paul Millsap (wrist) out tonight, he played pretty well. Keep in mind Faried had a DNP-CD in his game prior to those two, and just keep an eye on him. He's still not a must-own player, especially if Chandler ever gets over his back injury and starts playing heavy minutes.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 12:22:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jamal Murray
2Emmanuel Mudiay
SG1Gary Harris
2Will Barton
3Malik Beasley
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Juan Hernangomez
3Richard Jefferson
4Torrey Craig
PF1Paul Millsap
2Trey Lyles
3Kenneth Faried
4Darrell Arthur
C1Nikola Jokic
2Mason Plumlee