Kenneth Faried Rumors

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Kenneth Faried
Kenneth Faried
Position: F
Born: 09/19/89
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
Salary: $12,078,652
“I have a clear head,” Faried said. “Everything is about money, money – how much this guy makes, how much that guy makes. For me, now, it doesn’t matter. The money is going to come, it doesn’t really matter what pretty much you do, you can’t control what the front office does. “That’s what you have your agents for, so you can control what you can control, and that’s my play on the court and how I come out and decide to play every day. I’m going to have that energy, that excitement and that love for the game. That’s what I’m going to do every single night.”
Storyline: Kenneth Faried Trade?
Nuggets coach Michael Malone has already seen a difference. He raved about Faried’s effort, attitude and play during the week of preseason camp in Omaha. On Tuesday, he said Faried “has been great.” Malone, though, has not yet decided if Faried retains his starting role or will be used coming off the bench. “No firm decision has been made,” Malone said. Either way, Faried professes not to care, only to play as hard as he can whenever he hits the court. And he hopes to play pain free. Persistent back issues dogged him much of last season, but a summer of rest and rehabilitation and physical therapy has him feeling the problem is behind him.

Kenneth Faried still on the block

The Nuggets will also be at the epicenter of the trade market. They’ve been dangling Faried off and on for three years, and continue to now, sources say. They could deal in either team-building direction: turn young players and extra picks into a bigger name, or go full rebuild by flipping their established veterans for more picks. You can win 30-something games for only so long before ownership jolts you in one direction — even if this ownership gave its entire front office contract extensions over the summer.
2 weeks ago via ESPN
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Zach Lowe: What are the chances from zero to a hundred that Kenneth Faried is the starting power forward on opening night? Michael Malone: [laughs] From zero to a hundred? There’s a good chance. Kenneth is a… [Lowe laughs] he has been here for a while. He’s a guy that I played him about 25 minutes a night last year, and unlike any other big man on our team he brings something to the table that none of the other guys can. He’s a tremendous athlete, he’s an elite offensive rebounder and he’s a guy you can throw the ball up to and play above the rim. (…) Kenneth is a guy that he’s proven over his NBA career to be a double-double machine, and when he’s playing at a high level, he’s one of the most dominant power forwards in the NBA.”
2 months ago via ESPN