Kenneth Faried

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Kenneth Faried
Lakers vs Nuggets 2013-01-06 (7).JPG
Faried with the Nuggets
No. 35 – Brooklyn Nets
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1989-11-19) November 19, 1989 (age 28)
Newark, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school Technology (Newark, New Jersey)
College Morehead State (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
20112018 Denver Nuggets
2018–present Brooklyn Nets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kenneth Bernard Faried Lewis[1] (born November 19, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[2] He played center at Morehead State University, where he was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year twice and an All-American in 2011.

High school career[edit]

Faried attended Technology High School in Newark, New Jersey.[3][4][5] He received recruiting interest from Marist and Iona colleges in New York, but chose to attend Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.[4]

College career[edit]

Faried in a game while at Morehead State

A 6'8 (2.03 m) post player, Faried arrived at Morehead State in 2007. He led the Ohio Valley Conference in rebounding as both a sophomore and a junior (13.0 rebounds per game in each season) – ranking him third in the NCAA in 2008–09 and second in 2009–10. Faried also chipped in double-digit scoring in each of his three varsity seasons.[6]

Faried also led the Eagles to team success, as Morehead claimed a berth in the 2009 NCAA tournament by winning the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. He led the way in the conference championship, his 15 points and 17 rebounds in its final against Austin Peay earning him the tournament's MVP. In his junior year Faried again led the Eagles to the post-season, as they advanced to the second round of the College Basketball Invitational. At the end of the season, Faried was named OVC Player and Defensive Player of the Year and an AP honorable mention All-American.[7] He also passed 1000 rebounds for his career.

Kenneth Faried in a game at Morehead State in his sophomore season being helped up off the floor after a foul.

After his junior season, Faried declared himself eligible for the 2010 NBA draft. However, he elected to return as a senior,[8] and went on to break Tim Duncan's modern-era (post-1973) Division I career rebounding record of 1,570 rebounds. The mark, which had stood since 1997, fell to Faried's 12 rebounds in the Eagles' 71–65 victory over Indiana State on February 19, 2011. Morehead State again won the Ohio Valley conference tournament, earning a 13 seed in the 2011 NCAA tournament. Led by the play of Faried, Morehead State pulled off a huge upset in the first round of the tournament, toppling the 4 seed Louisville Cardinals. Faried ended his collegiate career with 1,673 rebounds.

In his senior season, Faried was named a second-team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association and by Fox Sports.[9][10]

On April 1, 2011, Faried was named the most valuable player of the Reese's College All-Star Game.[11]

College awards and honors[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Denver Nuggets (2011–2018)[edit]

On June 23, 2011, Faried was selected 22nd overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets,[12] but got little game time his rookie season playing behind Nenê. After multiple Nuggets got injured, including Nenê, his minutes increased later in the season. Faried's style of playing impressed the Nuggets coaching staff, and on March 15, 2012, Nenê was traded to the Washington Wizards.[13] Faried has been the Nuggets' starting power forward ever since.

In his first game after the trade of Nenê, Faried had 18 points and a then career high 16 rebounds.[14] He surpassed both those marks on April 9, 2012 when he posted 27 and 17, both career highs.[15] His physical style of play earned him the nickname Manimal.[16] He finished 3rd in NBA Rookie of the Year voting for the 2011–12 NBA season.[17]

He was named Western Conference Player of the Week of the second week of the 2012–13 NBA season.[18] On December 27, 2014, he set a new career high with 25 rebounds against the Minnesota Timberwolves.[19]

Faried was the MVP of the 2013 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, where he recorded a double-double with 40 points on 18-for-22 shooting and 10 rebounds.[20] The next night, Faried represented the Nuggets during the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, earning a perfect score on his second dunk. However, Faried failed to advance past the contest's first round and did not win the event.[21]

He had a strong second half in 2014 after the All-Star break while averaging 18.8 points and 10.1 rebounds.[22] On April 2, 2014, Faried scored a career high 34 points in a 137-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.[23]

On October 8, 2014, Faried signed a multi-year contract extension with the Nuggets.[24] On December 26, 2014, he recorded 26 points and a career-high 25 rebounds in a 106–102 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[25] On April 12, 2015, he scored a season-high 30 points in a 122–111 win over the Sacramento Kings.[26]

On March 6, 2016, Faried recorded 25 points and a season-high 20 rebounds in a 116–114 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks.[27]

Ahead of the 2017-18 season, Denver added Paul Millsap and Trey Lyles to their front court rotation, and Faried's playing time was significantly reduced. Faried's minutes plummeted to just 14.4 minutes per game in 2017-18, the lowest mark of his NBA career.[28]

Brooklyn Nets (2018–present)[edit]

On July 13, 2018, Faried was traded, along with Darrell Arthur, a protected 2019 first round draft pick and a 2020 second round draft pick, to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Isaiah Whitehead.[29]

National team career[edit]

Faried with Team USA at the 2014 World Basketball Festival

Faried was a member of the United States national team that won the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup; Faried was also named to the All-Tournament team.[30] In January 2016, Faried was announced as one of the 30 finalists for the United States national team that will compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[31] He ultimately did not make the final 12-man roster.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Denver 46 39 22.5 .586 .000 .665 7.7 .8 .7 1.0 10.2
2012–13 Denver 80 80 28.1 .552 .000 .613 9.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 11.5
2013–14 Denver 80 77 27.2 .545 .000 .650 8.6 1.2 .9 .9 13.7
2014–15 Denver 75 71 27.8 .507 .125 .691 8.9 1.2 .8 .8 12.6
2015–16 Denver 67 64 25.3 .558 .500 .613 8.7 1.2 .5 .9 12.5
2016–17 Denver 61 34 21.2 .549 .000 .693 7.5 .9 .7 .7 9.6
2017–18 Denver 32 7 14.4 .514 .000 .706 4.8 .6 .4 .4 5.9
Career 441 372 24.9 .543 .100 .655 8.2 1.0 .8 .8 11.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 Denver 7 7 27.4 .533 .000 .750 10.0 .6 .7 1.1 10.4
2013 Denver 5 4 29.0 .625 .000 .733 8.4 .2 1.0 .2 10.2
Career 12 11 28.1 .565 .000 .741 9.3 .4 .8 .8 10.3

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Morehead State 30 20 20.2 .516 .000 .580 8.0 .3 1.2 .8 10.5
2008–09 Morehead State 36 36 30.1 .556 .400 .577 13.0 1.4 1.9 1.9 13.9
2009–10 Morehead State 35 32 30.3 .564 .250 .595 13.0 .5 1.6 1.9 16.9
2009–10 Morehead State 35 34 34.7 .623 .577 14.5 1.1 1.9 2.3 17.3
Career 136 122 29.1 .569 .250 .583 12.3 .9 1.7 1.8 14.8

Personal life[edit]

Faried is Muslim.[1] His daughter, Kyra, was born on March 12, 2010.[32][33][34]

His mother, Waudda Faried, suffers from lupus and diabetes and has undergone a kidney transplant. She entered into a civil union with her wife in 2007. Faried's father is Kenneth Lewis.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Branch, John (March 16, 2011). "A Star Rebounder Leaves Trouble Behind". New York Times. Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ Kenneth Faried Stats, News, Videos, Highlights, Pictures, Bio – ESPN
  3. ^ Branch, John (March 16, 2011). "Morehead State Star Faried Leaves Trouble Behind". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ a b c O'Neil, Dana (February 9, 2011). "Kenneth Faried adapts and thrives". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ Berman, Zach. "With NBA Draft in his hometown, Newark native Kenneth Faried will see dream fulfilled", The Star-Ledger, June 22, 2011. Accessed January 14, 2018. "Without traffic, it takes less than 10 minutes to get from the Zion Towers to the Prudential Center — north up Elizabeth Avenue, past Lincoln Park on Clinton Avenue and into downtown Newark on Broad Street. If only the path had been that easy for Kenneth Faried, a Newark native who will realize his dream in that building at Thursday’s NBA Draft."
  6. ^ 2010–11 Men's Basketball Roster
  7. ^ Faried Named AP All-America Honorable Mention, accessed October 15, 2010
  8. ^ Morehead State's Faried to Return For Senior Season, accessed October 15, 2010
  9. ^ Goodman, Jeff (March 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010-11 All-America teams". Fox Sports. Fox Sports Interactive Media. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2011. 
  10. ^ USBWA names 2010–11 All-Americans, accessed March 17, 2011
  11. ^ "Kenneth Faried boosts West all-stars". ESPN. Associated Press. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "2011 NBA Draft". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "WIZARDS ACQUIRE NENE FROM DENVER". nba.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "Nuggets beat Celtics in Denver again". cbssports.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "Nuggets celebrate Danilo Gallinari's return by obliterating Warriors". espn.go.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  16. ^ Kenneth Faried: Nuggets' rookie on Denver, Dennis Rodman and being a "Manimal"
  17. ^ "Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving named Kia Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 15, 2012. Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  18. ^ "James, Faried named conference Players of the Week". nba.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  19. ^ The Times' NBA rankings: L.A. team in top 5, but it's not Lakers
  20. ^ Team Shaq at Team Chuck
  21. ^ "Nuggets' Kenneth Faried unable to win slam-dunk contest". The Denver Post. 2013-02-16. Retrieved 2018-08-22. 
  22. ^ Stein, Marc (September 2, 2014). "Team USA gets power surge from Faried". ESPN. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. 
  23. ^ Notebook: Nuggets 137, Pelicans 107
  24. ^ Nuggets sign Kenneth Faried to multiyear contract extension
  25. ^ "Faried grabs 25 rebounds as Denver beats Minnesota 106-102". ESPN. December 26, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  26. ^ Faried scores 30 points, Nuggets beat Kings 122-111
  27. ^ Augustin's free throws lift Nuggets over Mavs in OT, 116-114
  28. ^ "Kenneth Faried Stats | Basketball-Reference.com". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-08-22. 
  29. ^ "Brooklyn Nets acquire Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur from Denver Nugget". NBA.com. July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018. 
  30. ^ Kenneth Faried and Team USA complete perfect gold-medal run
  31. ^ Kenneth Faried a Finalist for USA Men's Basketball Olympic Team
  32. ^ A Star Rebounder Leaves Trouble Behind
  33. ^ Rebekah McCarty, Appellant v. Kenneth Faried, Appellee
  34. ^ NBA star's child support before Ky high court

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