Nuggets drafted Kenneth Faried as their 22nd pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Faried is listed as a 6’8” 225 lbs Power Forward from Morehead State. He’s considered “a rebounding machine with an abundance of energy and flare” and he is also hard working (I’m definitely all about these qualities). Although he is on the smaller end (height-wise for a PF position), he’s a hustler on both offense and defense and an aggressive rebounder (which is definitely what the Nuggets need!!).
Although Faried sounds like a solid player in various reports I’ve read, his game needs some improvements too. His midrange game and his ability to do more when he has the ball (instead of just dunking and driving into the paint when he has no defenders on him) are his weaknesses. The Nuggets’ coaching staff will have to acknowledge this and discipline/teach him for him to be successful in Denver. His defense and his “smaller” size are also areas where he can improve on. Overall, Faried sounds like he’ll be able to adapt to the NBA fairly well with his type of personality and potential. For now, I hope he trains hard this summer along with the rest of the Nuggets team. I would like to see us get further into the playoffs next season :-)
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