HoopsHype Kenneth Faried rumors

November 13, 2013 Updates

According to a league source, no deal is imminent, although the struggling Knicks feel they need to make a move to bolster their banged-up front court. Tyson Chandler is out at least one month after breaking his leg last week while both Amar'e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin have been placed on a minutes restriction because if their health. New York Daily News

November 9, 2013 Updates

A more plausible scenario is moving Shumpert for Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, especially when you factor in the health of Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin. Plus, the Knicks believe they have insurance in the backcourt with rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. New York Daily News

November 3, 2013 Updates

After two games and seemingly a million lineups, player combinations and headaches that have accompanied it all, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw is considering, well, another lineup change. This one deals with the starters, and mostly boils down to the power forward spot, where he's pondering whether it's time to get Kenneth Faried back among the opening five. "There'll probably be some changes," Shaw said. "At this moment, I'm not at liberty to really say. We'll have two good days of practice (Saturday) and Monday to kind of figure that out. Definitely (we) are going to have to inject some more energy to start out the games." Denver Post

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Multiple sources around the league have reported in the last month that Denver has put out targeted feelers on Faried, gauging his value and demanding very good return. The Nuggets, for their part, deny they've put Faried's name out there at all. Faried is entering the third season of his four-year rookie deal, and given his per-game numbers, he figures to get paid on his next contract. If the Nuggets believe Faried has hit his ceiling, and that his game lacks the all-around polish Brian Shaw has said he wants from his big men, it would make sense for Denver to see what it can get. Let's be clear: Faried has a lot of value, and no trade is ever "likely"; there are just too many roadblocks to go that far. But I'm smelling something here. Grantland

Meanwhile, expect the Nuggets to pick up team options on forwards Kenneth Faried and Evan Fournier. Those easily fall into the "yes" category and will be announced no later than Oct. 31. It is a fourth-year option for Faried and a third-year option for Fournier. It means that this season is a big one for Faried, who can start to make the case for a big contract extension, which would kick in after 2014-15, the final year of his rookie scale contract. Denver Post

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Budding NBA star Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets helped launch the NBA 3X tournament in Taiwan on Saturday, offering his congratulations to organizers at the tournament's opening ceremony in New Taipei. The 23-year-old also got a taste of Chinese culture when he used calligraphy to write the name of the Aug. 10-24 tournament. Focus Taiwan

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IF A BREAKOUT wasn't enough to make sports fans take notice of Matt Harvey, Colin Kaepernick and Kenneth Faried, then it's safe to assume their photos in this year's Body Issue will be. The Mets' strikeout specialist, the Super Bowl QB and the Nuggets standout rebounder join 18 other elite athletes to be included in ESPN The Magazine's fifth annual The Body Issue, which hits newsstands Friday July 12. The athlete roster for this year's edition also includes three-time beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, Marlins' slugger Giancarlo Stanton, and four-time WNBA All-Star Swin Cash. Others baring all are: Courtney Force, John Wall, Vernon Davis, John Isner, Sydney Leroux, Carly Booth, Joffrey Lupul, Elena Hight, Agnieszka Radwanska, Chris Sharma and Daila Ojeda, Miesha Tate, Marlen Esparza and Tarah Gieger. Another notable standout: 77-year-old golf legend Gary Player. ESPN.com

June 11, 2013 Updates

Timberwolves executive and veteran NBA head coach Flip Saunders was the guest speaker of the day, and put on a detailed clinic that showed players some ball handling and shooting drills, as well as some fundamentals and tricks of playing in the post at the professional level. Saunders was energetic and engaging, and the players seemed to respond well to his teachings. He got some assistance from both Omri Casspi and Kenneth Faried during his talk, which certainly didn’t hurt his credibility in the eyes of the young international players. NBCSports.com

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Mark Jackson wasn't quite ready to let go of the rough treatment Curry received in Game 5 in Denver on Tuesday, specifically what he viewed as an intentional attempt by Nuggets big man Kenneth Faried to kick his star guard's ankle. "I can live with physical basketball. Taking a stab at Steph Curry's ankle is not physical basketball," Jackson said, picking up where he left off in the immediate aftermath after Game 5. "You can hit him. I was even caught on tape being asked what would happen if I played against him and he heated up. I'd be physical with him. So that's understandable. It's not hypocritical. But there's no part of me that says I'd be dirty with him. If you attempt to kick him with your foot on his foot, that's not a basketball play. That's a cheap shot." Contra Costa Times

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