HoopsHype Kenneth Faried rumors

August 11, 2013 Updates

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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Faried hasn't returned to full health since suffering a sprained ankle April 14 during a game against Portland, and because of it, he has struggled in the playoff series against Golden State. Even when his numbers have been good, he has felt bad. "It's extremely frustrating," Faried said Sunday. "Especially when it's taking away my most powerful weapon — my legs. I've just got to fight through it and hopefully I'll be all right." Denver Post

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