Kenneth Faried Rumors

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Kenneth Faried
Kenneth Faried
Position: F
Born: 11/19/89
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
Salary: $13,764,045
His preseason injury set him back and he had to get up to speed on the Nets’ offense. But now he’s fully integrated, just not playing a lot. “I know all the plays, I know what we’re supposed to do, I know everything as far as basketball goes. I’ve just got to wait for the opportunity and when your number is called. So I’m just waiting for that,” Faried told The Post, adding that Atkinson hasn’t spoken to him about being out of the rotation. “Nope. Nope. He just told me ‘I see you working.’ That’s it.”
Nets coach Kenny Atkinson has a thing about developing his big men’s 3-point shot. First it was Al Horford. Then it was Brook Lopez. Is Kenneth Faried next? After missing the first two preseason games with a sore left ankle, Faried finally made his Nets debut in Wednesday’s 118-91 loss to the Raptors. He might be debuting a newfound outside stroke as well, with both Faried and Atkinson confident he still has more in his game yet to unlock at the age of 28. “I can shoot. I never wasn’t able to shoot,” Faried told The Post. He scored seven points Wednesday and was 0-for-1 from beyond the arc. “It was just the confidence of the coach, having that confidence of the coach to back you, like, ‘Hey, I believe in you, go ahead, go out there hit that shot, shoot that shot. It’s not a big deal if you miss it or make it because you’ve been putting in the time and the work.’ That’s why I love Kenny for that, respect him for that and I thank him for that.”