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Kenneth Faried signs contract with G-League’s Austin Spurs

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Kenneth Faried, who hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2018-19 season, signed a contract with the Austin Spurs on Saturday.

Faried attempted to make an NBA comeback in 2021, landing a workout with the Lakers and playing with Portland’s summer league team. He eventually signed to play in Russia after failing to receive a contract from a team. He also had a workout with Golden State this past September.

He last played for Houston in 2019, averaging 12.9 points and 8.2 rebounds in 24.4 minutes per game in his lone season with the team. He played his first seven seasons for Denver after they drafted him with pick No. 22 in 2011.

The team announced that he’ll be available for their matchup with the Lakeland Magic on Saturday as he begins his quest to return to the NBA.