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Kenneth Faried

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by hoopster325, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. hoopster325

    hoopster325 Member

    Jan 18, 2014
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    He's been totally frozen in Denver in their rotation. Benched last game, minutes limited previous two games.

    Its been proven with Tristan Thompson that a dominant guy on the offensive glass can cause problems for the Warriors. Some contender is going to get him for cents on the dollar and he's going to come up huge in the playoffs.

    Of active players in a rotation so far this year, he's 2nd in per 36 min offensive rebounds at 5.5 just behind Dwight.
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  2. RudyTBag

    RudyTBag Contributing Member

    Jan 6, 2006
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    I think he is exclusively a small ball center, similar to Trez.

    I hope he finds a niche, always loved his effort.
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  3. sealclubber1016

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    Mar 31, 2010
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    Faried is a useful role player. He is a high energy guy, but he he gets lost a lot on defense, and has a limited offensive skill set. He appeared to be a little overpaid prior to this new CBA, but now his salary doesn't look so bad. Maybe on a better team his defensive awareness improves, but at this point in career I wouldn't count on that happening

    On a contender, he should probably have a limited role, similar to what Brewer was for us 2 years ago. A high volatility player that can come in a and disrupt things. The more he is on the court, the more the cracks in his game start to show.
  4. hakeemthagreat

    Oct 31, 2014
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    He's a more talented, athletic version of Trez. Would love Faried here
  5. Haymitch

    Haymitch Contributing Member

    Dec 22, 2005
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    Tristan Thompson is 10x the defensive player that Faried is.
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  6. dharocks

    dharocks Contributing Member

    Jun 24, 2003
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    I tend to agree with this. I don't think his skill set on offense translates to the forward spot in today's NBA, where SF and PF are becoming increasingly interchangeable. And he's too short to really play center against conventional lineups.

    As a situational energy guy/rebounder he has value, but even with the new cap you can't be spending $12MM/yr on a guy who's a negative on D and whose offense is basically limited to put-backs, running the floor for dunks, and dropping in the occasional hook shot. Especially when that guy is perpetually upset over not having a bigger role in the offense.

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