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Kenneth Faried

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Biography

Background

NBA: Has 37 double-doubles in 126 career games . . . Scored 40 points and was named MVP of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at 2013 NBA All-Star in Houston . . . Participated in 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk contest . . . Selected as Western Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 12 after averaging 16.8 points and 12.8 rebounds while shooting .563 (27-of 48) from the field . . . Named to the 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie First-Team . . . Selected as the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for April after helping Denver to a 10-4 record that clinched the team's ninth consecutive playoff berth. He averaged 11.6 points and 9.1 rebounds in April and recorded six double-doubles.


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.


PLAYOFFS: 2013 (Denver): Played in five games (four starts) in Denver's first-round series against Golden State. Averaged 10.2 points and 8.4 rebounds in 28.9 minutes . . . Posted back-to-back double-doubles in Games 5 and 6. Followed a 13-point, 10-rebound performance with 11 points and 11 boards in series finale. 2012 (Denver): Appeared in all seven games vs. LAL, averaging 10.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.14 blocks in 27.4 minutes per game . . . Scored 10+ points in five games, including a playoff-high 15 points to go with 11 rebounds in GM 6 vs. LAL on 5/10 . . . Grabbed 10+ rebounds four times, including a playoff-high 15 to go with 12 points in GM 3 vs. LAL on 5/4.


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.


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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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