Kenneth Faried trade rumors: He’s got fans in Minnesota

A Sporting News report says that the Nuggets are looking at trades involving the 27-year-old power forward.


Have we seen the last of Kenneth Faried in a Denver Nuggets jersey? It’s possible, according to a report from Sporting News’ Sean Deveney.

Deveney writes that the Nuggets have been in talks with multiple teams about arranging a deal for Faried, and that the Minnesota Timberwolves are one of the clubs showing the most interest.

Deveney points out that new Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau likes Faried; the two worked together on Team USA’s 2014 World Cup squad.

Faried has played five seasons in Denver since the Nuggets took him 22nd overall in 2011. The 27-year-old power forward has three years and $39 million left on his deal, which is pretty reasonable when you consider how the NBA salary cap is increasing.

Faried is a bit of an awkward fit as a power forward in the modern NBA. He can’t shoot 3’s and struggles to switch pick and rolls — the two skills everyone and their cousin wants in a power forward today.

Still, he’s an efficient finisher inside and a tenacious rebounder. There’s no doubt many Denver Nuggets fans would be sad to see him go.