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Kenneth Faried | Forward

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 228
College: Morehead State
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Kenneth Faried will start for Team USA vs. Brazil on Saturday.
He'll start next to Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis. Faried was fantastic down the stretch last season and has become a much better offensive player. Fantasy owners can look to target him in the middle rounds. Aug 16 - 8:45 PM

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Kenneth Faried said that he's worked to develop a reliable 15-foot jump shot this summer.

"I'm able to step out and pick-and-pop more," said Faried, who is competing for a spot on Team USA. "And if I need to, pick-and-roll." The Manimal made only 30.6 percent of his jumpers last season, making him a reluctant pick-and-pop player, so this could be a big step for his offensive development. He continues to discuss an extension with the Nuggets, who have until Oct. 31 to preempt his restricted free agency.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 6 - 10:02 AM

General manager Tim Connelly said the Nuggets are scheduled to meet with Kenneth Faried's agent next week and are hoping to sign him to an extension.

The Nuggets will have until October 31st to sign him or else he would become a restricted free agent next summer. The team would be paying Faried at his peak value after he easily put up the best stretch of his career after the break, averaging 18.8 points, 10.1 boards, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks and 2.4 turnovers on 54.6 percent from the field in that span. His big second half could carry over into next season, but fantasy owners probably shouldn't reach too much.
Jun 27 - 8:52 PM

In addition to Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried, the Nuggets are offering the Wolves Arron Afflalo after they would acquire him from the Magic.

The Nuggets also have the 11th pick to play with, but that may be needed to bring in Afflalo. If the Nuggets unload all of those players, they're not really going to be the much of a contender. As for the Wolves side, this would be one of their better offers yet. Love will be gone soon and it's just a matter of getting the right deal.
Jun 19 - 12:17 AM

Kenneth Faried wants to be known as an All-Star and a superstar in the NBA, rather than "the energy guy."

"As a superstar, you're supposed to have everything," he said. "You're supposed to work on everything and get better at everything, and that's what I plan on doing." Nuggets GM Tim Connelly confirmed in May that he hopes to extend Faried's contract this summer. Faried is scheduled to earn $2.3 million next season, a relative pittance compared to his production, so he may be inclined to lock up a more lucrative long-term deal.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 10 - 3:12 PM

Nuggets GM Tim Connelly implied in a recent interview that the Nuggets are looking to be active trade partners this offseason.

"This summer, we're going to go all-in and try to take the next step," Connelly said. "I've already let all the other guys in different front offices around the league know that we're open for business." JaVale McGee and Kenneth Faried are likely to be popular names to swirl around the rumor mill this offseason, however, with how low McGee's perceived value is now, Faried is a much more likely trade candidate.
May 11 - 2:04 PM

Nuggets GM Tim Connelly hopes to extend Kenneth Faried's contract this season, saying, "Kenneth's energy and toughness ... embodies who we're trying to be."

If the two sides can't reach an agreement, Faried will make $2.3 million in the final guaranteed year of his rookie-scale contract, before heading into restricted free agency in 2015. Faried got off to a slow start last season, but he returned top-50 fantasy value over the final two months with averages of 18.8 points on 54.6 percent shooting, 10.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks.
Source: NBA.com
May 10 - 11:51 AM

The Nuggets plan to discuss a long-term extension with Kenneth Faried this summer.

Faried will be in the final year of his rookie contract next season. The Nuggets are going to have to pony up big bucks to lock the Manimal up as he's just 24 years old and coming off a spectacular second half of the season. After the All-Star break, he averaged 18.8 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals while shooting 54.6 percent. If Faried makes it to the open market in 2015, he'll likely land a deal averaging $10+ million per season.
Source: Denver Post
May 9 - 10:39 AM

The Nuggets can begin extension negotiations with Kenneth Faried in July.

Faried is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2014-15. He's coming off a spectacular second half of the season that saw him average 18.8 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals while shooting 54.6 percent after the All-Star break. If Faried believes he can sustain that level of play -- and there's little reason to think he can't -- then he'd be better off playing out his contract and hitting unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2015.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 18 - 11:56 AM

Kenneth Faried had 21 points and six rebounds on 7-of-12 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Clippers.

The Nuggets have nothing to play for, but Faried is hot and may want to go out on a high note against the Warriors on Wednesday.
Apr 16 - 1:20 AM

Kenneth Faried turned the tables and roasted the Jazz for 24 points, 21 rebounds, five assists and six turnovers on 11-of-19 shooting in Saturday's win.

The Nuggets are constantly abused by opposing bigs (Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors both double-doubled tonight for the Jezz), but Faried went nuts in this one, recording the first 20-20 game of his career. Timofey Mozgov, who had a monster game on Thursday, gave way to Faried tonight, as Mozzy finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Apr 13 - 12:34 AM

Kenneth Faried hit a game-winning shot in the paint against the Warriors on Thursday, finishing with 18 points, 17 boards, one assist, one steal and six turnovers.

Draymond Green played great defense on the Manimal and the degree of difficulty was pretty high, so it was tough luck for the Warriors. Faried's shot totals have jumped up to 13.2 per game since the break compared to just 8.1 from before that point, which has led to some big-time numbers. Plus, he's been much better at the line and has shockingly put up second-round value since the break in standard leagues.
Apr 11 - 1:33 AM

Kenneth Faried destroyed the Pelicans on Wednesday during a 137-107 win, scoring a career-high 34 points with 13 boards, two assists, three blocks and one turnover in just 27 minutes.

He shot 14-of-19 from the field and the Pelicans were just giving up points left and right. The Nuggets had 15 triples and 64 points in the paint for a variety of open looks. As for Faried, he's really come on and has no competition for minutes, so he's locked in as a must-start player.
Apr 3 - 1:27 AM

Kenneth Faried received an IV before Friday's game vs. the Spurs, finishing with 18 points, 13 boards, four assists and one turnover.

The news of Faried becoming sick didn't come until Friday night and it's hard to imagine how the Nuggets would have handled their frontcourt without. The team has too many problems at center, so Faried will get all the minutes he can handle.
Mar 29 - 4:38 AM

Kenneth Faried (illness) will be in the Nuggets' starting lineup against the Spurs Friday night.

Faried got an IV earlier in the day and will gut it out for the depleted Nuggets who are already without Wilson Chandler and Jan Veseley. As long as he can find the strength to play a full game, Faried should be the double-double threat that he is every time he takes the floor and limit Darrell Arthur to bench minutes.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ty Lawson
2Randy Foye
3Nate Robinson
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Gary Harris
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wilson Chandler
3Quincy Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2J.J. Hickson
3Darrell Arthur
C1JaVale McGee
2Timofey Mozgov
3Jusuf Nurkic