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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 bounced back nicely in 24 minutes against the Magic on Saturday, scoring 19 points with 10 rebounds and one assist.
He was a DNP-CD on Thursday and played with a lot of energy. Faried's chance at playing time was due to Wilson Chandler (hip) not playing tonight, so it's tough to tell where he fits in once Chandler is back. He's not really a part of their long-term plans and Juan Hernangomez looked great, so Faried is only a lukewarm pickup. Dec 10 - 10:49 PM

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Kenneth Faried was a DNP-CD against the Wizards on Thursday.

From starter on Wednesday to out of the rotation on Thursday. Faried has been in coach Mike Malone's doghouse before, but this time it may be for a decent amount of time. The odds of Faried getting traded may be at an all-time high with guys like Juancho Hernangomez currently ahead of him. He may be back in the rotation at some point, but his short-term outlook looks bleak. He's a drop candidate in standard leagues.
Dec 8 - 9:43 PM

Kenneth Faried will move to the bench against the Wizards on Thursday.

He is firmly in coach Mike Malone's doghouse. Faried could eventually get out of said doghouse, but it'll be Darrell Arthur getting the first crack at minutes at the four. Faried owners should totally panic, but he certainly has lost value.
Dec 8 - 6:36 PM

Kenneth Faried was benched four minutes into the first quarter on Wednesday, finishing with just four points and five rebounds in 12 minutes.

Mike Malone confirmed that Faried wasn't injured and that his benching was "more of a coach's decision." Faried did re-enter the game in the second half, but not before Malone was tossed for arguing with the refs. The Nuggets' starting lineup of Faried, Jusuf Nurkic, Danilo Gallinari, Will Barton and Emmanuel Mudiay had a -27.2 net rating in 54 minutes this season, which was Denver’s worst lineup (minimum 20 minutes together). Malone is still searching for answers, obviously, and it would be surprising if Faried weren't benched in favor of Darrell Arthur vs. the Wizards on Thursday.
Dec 7 - 11:22 PM

Kenneth Faried played just 13 minutes and missed his only shot for two points, two rebounds and a block on Monday.

Faried had scored at least 10 points in five straight games, but never got it going tonight. He was outplayed by Darrell Arthur, who got 23 minutes and finished with seven points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block. Faried is probably still the guy to own here, but if his minutes are down again in the next one, it might be time to think again. Especially with Nikola Jokic on his way back from a wrist injury.
Dec 5 - 10:09 PM

Kenneth Faried had 10 points, six rebounds and a block in 29 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.

He stands to get a couple more starts with Jokic's wrist injury likely to keep him out for at least two more games, and is averaging 12.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over his last five games. He's been a little boring, but he has seventh-round value on the season.
Dec 4 - 12:24 AM

Kenneth Faried scored 14 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 23 minutes on Friday.

The Nuggets were run out of their own gym to start this one, giving up 42 points in the first quarter. After the game coach Mike Malone was not happy with how his guys covered Ryan Anderson in the first quarter, and he talked about how the hustle wasn't there. To be clear, this doesn't necessarily mean he's talking about Faried. He's still worth owning in standard leagues.
Source: BSN Denver
Dec 3 - 2:11 AM

Kenneth Faried got back into double-digits on Friday with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting, eight rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.

Faried isn't known for his defense or shot-blocking, but he swatted away a potentially game-winning layup by Russell Westbrook at the buzzer in regulation (the Nuggets still lost in OT). Faried's starting gig hasn't resulted in many more minutes or higher usage, so he's still just a low-end option.
Nov 26 - 12:09 AM

Kenneth Faried started again on Tuesday, but played just 15 minutes to finish with five points, four rebounds and two steals.

He's not hurt, as he entered the game very late to try to prevent overtime from happening. Wilson Chandler and Nikola Jokic ate up his minutes tonight, meaning Faried is just as frustrating to own as he's ever been. After scoring 18 and 20 points (with massive rebounds) on Nov. 13 and 16, Faried has scored fewer than seven points in each of his last three. Good luck trying to catch him on a good night, although it's certainly possible.
Nov 22 - 11:45 PM

Kenneth Faried scored five points in 25 minutes against Utah, shooting 2-of-6 from the field, grabbing six rebounds and adding a steal.

After averaging 15.0 points and 13.3 rebounds per game in his previous three, Faried cooled off vs. a tough Jazz defense. He looks to bounce back on Tuesday against the Bulls, who are yielding 19.8 points and 11.9 rebounds per game to power forwards.
Nov 20 - 11:41 PM

Kenneth Faried scored seven points with 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 24 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

These days he's almost looked like Team USA Manimal from a few summers ago. In his last five, Faried averaged 12.2 points, 11.8 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.8 treys on 54.5 percent from the field and 76.5 percent from the line. It's possible it's just a showcase and there is a lot of competition for his minutes, but Faried should be owned in all leagues with his recent play.
Nov 19 - 2:02 AM

Kenneth Faried was re-installed as the starting power forward on Nov. 12 and has shown no intention of giving it up.

In his last two games, Faried has averaged 19.0 points, 14.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. He’s tied for the team lead in blocked shots (15), he’s leading the team in defensive rebounds (61) and he’s second on the team in steals (13). "That’s my spot, that’s my spot," Faried said, speaking of the starting power forward spot. "I don’t like people taking my spot. I didn’t take kindly to that – coach knew that; my teammates knew that. I was outspoken about it. I was really upset."
Source: Denver Post
Nov 18 - 10:19 AM

Denver earned their first home victory on Wednesday behind Kenneth Faried, who had a season-high 20 points (8-of-12 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), 15 rebounds, four steals and one block in 26 minutes of action.

The Nuggets snapped a four-game losing streak and Faried's play was a big reason why, so owners can expect his minutes to at least stay in the 24-28 range for Friday's game vs. Toronto. He said after the game that being benched to begin the season was "a wake-up call," vowing to keep the starting job going forward. Make sure the Manimal wasn't cut in your league.
Nov 17 - 12:43 AM

Kenneth Faried started again on Sunday and had 18 points (5-of-10 FGs, 8-of-9 FTs) with 14 rebounds, four blocks, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes.

Nikola Jokic asked to be benched this week, which was an unexpected gift for Faried's fantasy owners. Nuggets coach Mike Malone said after Saturday's loss that "starting Kenneth wasn't the answer" because his team got off to a slow start, but tonight Faried dropped 12 points in the first quarter alone. It's safe to assume he'll start again on Wednesday, and he's worth an add if someone cut him in your league.
Nov 14 - 12:40 AM

Kenneth Faried scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds in his first start of the season on Saturday.

The Nuggets frontcourt situation is extremely crowded and confusing right now. Both Jusuf Nurkic and Nikola Jokic struggled mightily on Saturday. Faried was the lone big man on the floor for the Nuggets at times on Saturday, but failed to have a big impact. We will have to wait and see how this situation plays out going forward.
Nov 13 - 12:26 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Gary Harris
2Will Barton
3Jamal Murray
4Malik Beasley
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wilson Chandler
3Juan Hernangomez
4Mike Miller
PF1Nikola Jokic
2Kenneth Faried
3Darrell Arthur
C1Jusuf Nurkic