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Report: Nuggets still shopping for Kenneth Faried trade

Josh Smith, Kenneth Faried

Josh Smith, Kenneth Faried


Kenneth Faried has been involved in trade rumor after trade rumor after trade rumor after trade rumor after trade rumor after…

Not much has changed.

Zach Lowe of ESPN:

The Nuggets will also be at the epicenter of the trade market. They’ve been dangling Faried off and on for three years, and continue to now, sources say.

Faried has three years and $38,764,045 remaining on his contract – perfectly reasonable since the salary cap escalated. But Faried’s major issue in Denver – he neither spreads the floor offensively nor protects the rim defensively – makes him a difficult fit anywhere. His rebounding and hustle-generated shots at the rim go only so far.

The Nuggets already have multiple valuable young bigs in Nikola Jokic, Jusuf Nurkic and Juan Hernangomez. Darrell Arthur is capable if the team needs a steady veteran, and Danilo Gallinari also might be most effective at power forward.

I see why Denver is more than willing to trade Faried. I also see why it hasn’t happened yet.

I don’t see what changes those conditions.