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35 Kenneth Faried PF
Height/Weight: 6-8/228 | Birthdate: 11/19/1989 | Birthplace: Newark, NJ | Team: Denver Nuggets | College: Morehead State | NBA Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 99/87 | Average Draft Position: 59.76
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Nuggets' Kenneth Faried in, JaVale McGee out Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried (illness) will play in Friday's game against the Celtics, the Denver Post reports.

Faried was dealing with flu-like symptoms Thursday, causing him to earn a "questionable" tag for Friday's game, but he's ready to roll in the home matchup. He delivered 26 points and 14 rebounds in 37 minutes in his last game.

In addition, JaVale McGee will suit up Friday but will not play against the Celtics. McGee practiced Thursday but isn't quite ready to return from a tibia injury.

The Nuggets are 6 1/2-point favorites at home against the Celtics.


Nuggets' Kenneth Faried (illness) ruled questionable for Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is dealing with flu-like symptoms, and was deemed questionable for Friday night's contest against the Celtics, according to Matt Moore of CBSSports.com. Faried is averaging 11.9 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 51.5 percent from the field this season. JJ Hickson should see an increased role if Faried can't go on Friday.


Nuggets coach Brian Shaw is contemplating lineup changes


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) With the Nuggets in the midst of a four-game losing streak, coach Brian Shaw said he’s considered just about every lineup possible, including benching forward Kenneth Faried, reports The Denver Post.

"If I took Kenneth out of the starting lineup, I'd probably get egged by all the fans around here because everybody is a big Manimal fan," Shaw said.

Shaw admits he's had a hard time finding a lineup that plays consistency the entire game.

"If I started the five guys who I thought would give it to me from the beginning of the game, it would probably be the five smallest guys on our team," Shaw said.


Nuggets' Kenneth Faried posts double-double in losing effort


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried tied a season-high with 26 points on 9 of 17 shooting, including 8 of 12 from the free throw line, in Denver's 109-99 loss to the Spurs Tuesday.

It was Faried's 11th double-double of the season and his first in his last four outings. It was only the second time this month Faried has scored more than 20 points in a game. 


Nuggets' Kenneth Faried doubles up on Chicago


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/1/2015) Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried posted a double-double against the Bulls on Thursday.

Faried shot 7-14 from the field. He sunk all four of his free throws, finishing with 18 points. He was active on the boards too, pulling down 19 rebounds. Twelve of those came on the defensive end of the court. He also added two steals and three blocks. 


Nuggets PF Kenneth Faried doubles up vs. Raptors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried scored 17 points on 8 of 19 shooting while racking up 19 rebounds in his team's 116-102 loss to the Raptors Sunday.

Faried came off a monster 26-25 line in Friday's win over the Timberwolves and followed it up with another quality performance, his third straight double-double. He also added two assists in 38 minutes of action in the loss. Faried will square off with the Lakers Tuesday.


Nuggets' Kenneth Faried has monster game on Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2014) Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried put up a monster game on Friday against the Timberwolves.

Faried shot 11-15 from the field. He sunk four free throws, finishing with a game-high 26 points. He was exceptional on the boards, pulling down 25 rebounds. He also picked up three assists. 


Nuggets' Kenneth Faried notches double-double in loss to Brooklyn


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried had 20 points and 14 rebounds in Denver's 102-96 loss to Brooklyn Tuesday. Faried shot 8 for 11 from the field and had two assists and one block in the contest. 

It was Faried's fourth double-double of the season and 74th of his career.


Nuggets PF Kenneth Faried doubles up vs. Rockets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried scored 11 points on 5 of 12 shooting and hauled in 12 rebounds in his team's 115-111 overtime loss to the Rockets Wednesday.

Faried missed one game with a back injury before returning to start Wednesday, playing 32 minutes while posting a double-double and also collecting two assists before fouling out. The double-double was just his third of the season. Faried will square off with the Clippers Friday.


Report: Nuggets' Faried, Gallinari to play Wedneday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Nuggets forwards Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari are planning to play Wednesday against the Rockets, reports the Denver Post.

Faried did not play in Sunday’s loss to the Spurs because of an ankle injury. In 21 games, he is averaging 11.0 points and 6.6 rebounds.

Gallinari is recovering from knee surgery and has been experiencing discomfort in his knee all season. He has missed the last three games because of the knee issue and is shooting just 32.8 percent from the floor.


Faried, Gallinari return to practice for Nuggets on Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Nuggets forwards Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, according to The Denver Post. Both players could be back in the lineup Wednesday against the Rockets.

Nuggets' Kenneth Faried, Danilo Galliari out Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Nuggets forwards Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Spurs. The pair will join JaVale McGee and Randy Foye on the sidelines.

Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried ready to return to lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (back) participated in Wednesday's shootaround and is expected to be available to play against the Heat, according to The Denver Post. Faried has missed the previous two games.

Nuggets coach uncertain when Kenneth Faried will return


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said Monday he is uncertain when forward Kenneth Faried will be able to return to action. 

Faried, who is averaging 11.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, has missed the Nuggets last two games with a back injury. 

The Nuggets will take on the Heat Wednesday. 


Nuggets' Faried, Robinson, McGee out Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, center JaVale McGee and guard Nate Robinson will not be available to play Monday at Toronto, reports TSN.ca.

Faried and Robinson are dealing with back injuries. While McGee is still recovering from tibia surgery.

Their next opportunity to play will be Wednesday against the Heat.


Nuggets' Kenneth Faried, Nate Robinson out Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried and guard Nate Robinson are both out for Sunday's game against the Hawks due to back injuries.

Faried is dealing with a lower back strain but hadn't shown signs of the injury before today. "He practiced yesterday and he was fine yesterday," coach Brian Shaw told the Denver Post. "He said he didn't even remember what he did to it."

Robinson took a knee to the back Friday, calling it "the hardest knee I ever took in my life," per the Post. The pair has a quick turnaround if they want to play in the team's next game, as the Nuggets have a matchup with the Raptors on tap for Monday.


Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried scores 19 points


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried scored 19 points on Friday against the Pelicans.

Faried shot 7-12 from the field, including one from beyond the arc. He also managed to sink four free throws. Faried was active on the boards, pulling down eight rebounds. 


Nuggets F Kenneth Faried drops 22-17 line in opening win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried came up big Wednesday, scoring a team-high 22 points on 8 of 12 shooting and grabbing 17 rebounds in his team's 89-79 win over the Pistons in Wednesday's regular-season opener.

"He was huge for us right from the beginning of the game," coach Brian Shaw said after the game. "Aggressive, getting good position down low. Got their bigs in foul trouble. Once again it's a carryover from the way he played at the end of last season to the summer with the U.S. team, throughout training camp."

Faried played just 27 minutes while delivering his big line, adding four assists and turning the ball over three times. His 17 rebounds is a level matched just twice last season, with both big rebounding totals coming during his last four games of the regular season. The Nuggets' next test come Saturday against the Thunder.


Report: Nuggets, Kenneth Faried rework extension


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) The Nuggets and forward Kenneth Faried have agreed to a four-year, $50-million contract, Yahoo! Sports reports.

The deal was initially believed to be five years and $60 million, but the two sides reworked the extension agreement and came up with the new terms. Faried averaged 13.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for the Nuggets last season.


Nuggets, Kenneth Faried agree on long-term extension


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) The Nuggets have agreed to a long-term contract extension for fourth-year big man Kenneth Faried well ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline, according to Yahoo.com.

The deal was originally reported to be for five years and $60 million total, however further reports indicate the deal might actually be for four years. Either way, he is expected to sign the contract prior to the deadline, becoming one of the first players from the 2011 draft class to do so.

Faried helped his case in negotiations by starring for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup this summer, coming off the best season of his career. He averaged 13.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for the Nuggets last season. 


Kenneth Faried doubles up in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried worked past an illness on Friday, doubling up with 18 points and 13 rebounds in a 133-102 loss to the Spurs.

Faried, who had to get an IV before the game, shot 5 of 12 from the floor, and 8 of 10 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with four assists while logging 27 minutes of game action. he is averaging 15.8 points and 9.4 rebounds over his last five games.

Kenneth Faried will play past illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried will try to work through an illness on Friday. He's expected to get an IV before playing against the Spurs, the Denver Post reports. Faried is averaging 12.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per game this season.

Kenneth Faried puts up 18-16 line in win over Clippers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried dominated the paint on Monday, registering a double-double with 18 points and 16 boards in a 110-100 home win over the Clippers.

Faried shot 6 of 14 fro the field, including 6 of 7 from the free throw line. He also contributed with two assists, one block and one steal while logging 34 minutes of game action.

Faried has 17 double-doubles this season. He is averaging 21.6 points and 10.2 rebounds over his last five contests.


Kenneth Faried's double-double lifts Denver over Miami


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried fell one rebound shy of a double-double in each of his past two games. He managed to get over that hump on Friday, scoring 24 points and hauling 10 boards in a 111-107 victory over the Heat in Miami.

Faried shot 9 of 15 from the floor, and 6 of 8 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with one assist and three steals while logging 30 minutes of game action. He is averaging 23.8 points and 11.0 rebounds over his last five games.

Kenneth Faried puts up monster line against Lakers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried put up a monster performance on Friday, doubling up with 32 points and 13 rebounds in a 134-126 win over the Lakers.

Faried shot 14 of 20 from the floor, and 4 of 6 from the charity stripe. Only three of his 13 rebounds came from the offensive end of the glass. He also contributed with two assists, one block and three steals while logging 38 minutes of game action. He is averaging 19.8 points and 9.4 rebounds over his last five games.