HoopsHype Kenneth Faried rumors

November 21, 2013 Updates

There have already been rumors about Kenneth Faried trades twice early this season, but the team is not shopping their young big. Faried, however, is one of the hottest names on the roster, so expect to hear more of this as the season progresses. Denver Post

November 18, 2013 Updates

He's hardly the only one who is likely on the move, as third-year Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has sparked much discourse early on because of his fluid situation. With general manager Tim Connelly having taken over for the departed Masai Ujiri (now in Toronto), Faried's known desire for a huge payday via extension next summer was enough to inspire the decision maker to test his market value around the league as a way of considering all his options. With teams such as the Raptors, Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets struggling, there will be many inquiries made between now and the time when the trade deadline buzzer sounds. USA Today Sports

November 14, 2013 Updates

According to sources, Knicks general manager Steve Mills has spoken to several teams about Shumpert, looking for frontcourt help. But those conversations are preliminary and the Knicks’ long-rumored interest in Denver’s rebounding power forward Kenneth Faried, who has been shopped since October, went nowhere, according to sources. When asked if the Knicks talks with Denver were completely dead, a source close to the situation told The Post, “They were never alive.’’ New York Post

Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is simply trying to tune out the noise. On Wednesday, his name cropped up in trade rumors with New York newspapers reporting that the Knicks and Nuggets were engaged in talks regarding a swap of Faried for up-and-coming guard Iman Shumpert. "No comment," Faried said. "No comment on all of that. I just play basketball and do my job, and that's it." Denver Post

Asked whether he was worried about the impact the rumors might have on Faried, Shaw said, "A little bit." "He's young, and I think he's impressionable," Shaw said. "As a player, sometimes you take it personal and it can affect you. I haven't been around him enough to know how mentally tough he is to deal with something like this, or when it's happened before. But any kind of assistance I can give him to calm him down, I want to be there to do that for him." Denver Post

November 13, 2013 Updates

Nuggets coach Brian Shaw expected to talk with Faried about it all prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Lakers. The coach is no stranger to trade talk and being traded himself. Shaw was traded four times in his career. Shaw called the Faried-to-New York trade rumor “exactly what it is; it’s a rumor.” Denver Post

Faried ‘on the block’ rumors first started at the beginning of the season. Asked whether he was worried about the impact of it all on his young star, Shaw nodded. “A little bit,” he said. “He’s young, and I think he’s impressionable. As a player, sometimes you take it personal and it can affect you. I haven’t been around him enough to know how mentally tough he is to deal with something like this, or when it’s happened before. But any kind of assistance I can give him to calm him down, I want to be there to do that for him.” Denver Post

“It’s always going to come up. Obviously it means that people view you as an asset. But you just have to, every single day you come in, you only can control what you’re doing right here and right now. You have a game, play to the best of your ability. All that stuff is out of our control anyway. I found out, the first time I got traded, I found out via voice mail on my answering machine. So, I’m looking for him to have a conversation just to let him know to try to block that out. As easy as it is to say, it’s not always that easy to do. Just block it out and do what you normally do.” Denver Post

The New York Knicks continue to engage in trade talks with the Denver Nuggets on a potential Iman Shumpert-for-Kenneth Faried trade, according to sources close to the process. But sources told ESPN.com that multiple teams have approached the Knicks with interest in Shumpert and said New York remains undecided about whether to trade its coveted perimeter defensive specialist. The New York Daily News reported earlier Wednesday that Shumpert-for-Faried trade talks "have intensified" but added that no deal was imminent. ESPN.com

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