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Kenneth Faried

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Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 80 games (77 starts) for the Denver Nuggets in his third NBA season, averaged 13.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.9 blocks in 27.2 minutes... Tallied 24 points to go along with a career-high 21 rebounds vs. UTA on 4/12 … Registered 18 points and had 17 rebounds as well as the game winning shot with 0.5 seconds remaining at GSW on 4/10 … Posted 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in 27 minutes, becoming the first player in NBA history to record those numbers while playing 27 minutes or less on 4/2 vs. NOP … Recorded 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds at SAS on 3/26 … Had 18 points to go along with a season-high 16 rebounds vs. LAC on 3/17 … Recorded 24 points on 9-15 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds at MIA on 3/14 … Posted 22 points 9-12 FG’s and 14 rebounds at NOP on 3/9 … Registered a career-high 32 points on 14-20 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds vs. LAL on 3/7 … Recorded 26 points (11-15 FG’s) and grabbed six boards at MIL on 2/20 … Posted 21 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes vs. PHX on 2/18 … Recorded a career-high 28 points (11-13 FG’s) to go along with 11 rebounds vs. LAC on 2/3 … Had 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds vs. BOS on 1/7 … Recorded 17 points (7-13 FG’s) and 13 rebounds at LAL on 1/5 … Posted 12 points and six boards vs. PHI on 1/1 … Had 13 points and seven rebounds vs. OKC on 12/17 … Recorded 12 points and nine rebounds vs. NOP on 12/15 … Posted 15 points and seven boards at BKN on 12/3 … Had 12 points and 12 rebounds at TOR on 12/1 … Recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds at DAL on 11/25 … Tallied 18 points and 14 rebounds vs. DAL on 11/23 … Posted 12 points and 11 rebounds vs. CHI on 11/21 … Had 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds vs. LAL on 11/13 … Registered 15 points and 13 rebounds at UTA on 11/11 … Recorded 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. POR on 11/1.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Appeared in 80 games (all starts), averaging 11.5 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.01 steals and 1.04 blocks in 28.1 minutes . . . Collected 12 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks in 38 minutes vs. DAL on 4/4 . . . Recorded 19 points (8-10 FG), eight boards and two blocks in 26 minutes at UTA on 4/3 . . . Had 13 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks in 34 minutes at OKC on 3/19 . . . Registered 19 points and 12 rebounds in 21 minutes at SAC on 3/5 . . . Grabbed 16 rebounds in 35 minutes vs. BOS on 2/19 . . . Collected 21 points (9-10 FG) and 12 rebounds in 26 minutes vs. CHI on 2/7 . . . Had 21 points (9-12 FG) and 11 boards in 31 minutes vs. POR on 1/15 . . . Tallied 17 points (6-7 FG) and 11 rebounds in 33 minutes vs. CLE on 1/11 . . . Registered 19 points, 19 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 36 minutes vs. ORL on 1/9 . . . Totaled 11 points, 19 boards and a career-high four steals in 33 minutes at DAL on 12/26 . . . Posted 21 points and 15 rebounds in 39 minutes vs. LAL on 12/26 . . . Had 19 points and 11 rebounds in 29 minutes vs. SAS on 12/18 . . . Collected a season-high 26 points, 14 rebounds and career-high three steals in 38 minutes at MIN on 12/12 . . . Registered 18 points and 10 rebounds in 32 minutes vs. TOR on 12/3 . . . Scored 21 points to go with nine boards in 36 minutes at UTA on 11/26 . . . Had 14 points, 12 boards and two blocks in 27 minutes vs. NOH on 11/25 . . . Posted 16 points and a career-high 20 rebounds (career-high 11 offensive) in 36 minutes vs. MIA on 11/15 . . . Tallied 18 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks in 48 minutes at GSW on 11/10 . . . Had 18 points and 10 rebounds in 28 minutes vs. UTA on 11/9 . . . Collected 16 points and 16 boards (career-high nine offensive) at HOU on 11/7 . . . Tallied 22 points (11-15 FG) and 12 boards in 36 minutes at MIA on 11/3 . . . Missed two games with left ankle sprain.

2011-12: Appeared in 46 games (39 starts) in his rookie year recording 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in 22.5 minutes . . . Recorded an impressive 12 double-doubles . . . Posted career highs of 27 points and 17 rebounds vs. GSW on 4/9, becoming the first player in the shot-clock era to have at least 27 points and 17 rebounds while playing less than 25 minutes . . . Posted 13 points and 10 boards at OKC on 4/25 . . . Had 11 points and 10 boards in 30 minutes vs. ORL on 4/22 . . . Registered 18 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in 27 minutes at PHX on 4/21 . . . Totaled 10 points and 11 rebounds in 29 minutes vs. HOU on 4/15 . . . Posted 16 points and 12 boards in 36 minutes vs. MIN on 4/11 . . . Scored 20 points to go with 12 boards and two blocks in 34 minutes vs. SAC on 3/5 . . . Collected 16 points, 11 boards and two blocks in 30 minutes at HOU on 3/2 . . . Posted 13 points (6-6 FG) and 10 rebounds in 17 minutes vs. POR on 2/29 . . . Posted 10 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in 36 minutes vs. MIN on 2/20 . . . Had 18 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes at MEM on 2/17 . . . Made first career start and posted six points, eight rebounds and one block in 18 minutes vs. HOU on 2/6 . . . Was listed as DNP-CD a total of 20 times, all before 2/8 vs. DAL including a stretch of 10 straight from 1/6 at NOH to 1/21 at NYN.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Denver Nuggets out of Morehead State with the 22nd overall selection in the 2011 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE:
Became the NCAA modern-era (post-1973) career rebounding leader, surpassing Tim Duncan's 1,570 to finish his career with 1,673 boards . . . Finished career with 86 double-doubles, placing him just one behind Tim Duncan (87) for most in NCAA Division 1 history . . . Two-time Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year and three-time OVC Defensive Player of the Year . . . Finished with league-record 15 career OVC Player of the Week honors . . . Selected Third-Team AP All-American and NABC Under Armour Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … Senior (2010-11): Averaged 17.3 points, a Division 1-leading 14.5 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.9 steals in 34.7 minutes . . . Recorded a nation-best 29 double-doubles in 35 contests . . . Had his No. 35 jersey retired by NSU on senior day . . . Posted 12 points and 17 rebounds in a first-round upset over fourth-seeded Louisville Cardinals at the Pepsi Center in the NCAA Tournament . . . Scored 20+ points 16 times, recorded 10+ rebounds in 31 games (20+ six times) and registered three 20-point/20-rebound games . . . Junior (2009-10): Averaged 16.9 points and 13.0 rebounds en route to Honorable Mention AP All-American honors . . . Was OVC Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and a First-Team All-Conference selection . . . Scored 20+ points on 10 occasions . . . Grabbed 10+ boards 27 times . . . Registered 24 double-doubles . . . Sophomore (2008-09): Averaged 13.9 points, 13.0 rebounds, 1.9 blocks for the season . . . Freshman (2007-08): Started 20-of-30 games averaging 10.5 points and 8.0 rebounds . . . Named to the OVC All-Newcomer Team . . . Ranked first in OVC in offensive rebounds, third in total rebounding, and eighth in field goal percentage.

PERSONAL:
Has a daughter named Kyra . . . Nicknamed "The Manimal" . . . Won the Kia Community Assist Award for February in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work . . . Is a member of Athlete Ally, an organization that works to encourage the acceptance of others and end homophobia in sports . . . Attended the launch of One Colorado to celebrate the passing on Senate Bill 11, the Colorado Civil Union Act . . . A Business Administration major in Computer Information Systems.

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Vitals

Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 228 lbs./ 103.4 kg
Born: November 19, 1989
From: Morehead State University
Draft: 1st Round (22nd pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Denver Nuggets 2011 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Morehead State/USA

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