TAG: Kenneth Faried

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 22, 2014 / 10:45 am

Kenneth Faried Says He’s “Extremely Surprised” To Be Starter On Team USA

Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried was among the longest of shots to make Team USA’s World Cup roster when the finalized pool of training camp candidates was announced in mid-July. Even after LaMarcus Aldridge withdrew late in the process, the Denver Nuggets forward was firmly behind Kevin Love and Blake Griffin in USA Basketball’s power forward pecking order – and that was even before considering the merits of guys like Kevin Durant that can ably function as nominal interior players in international competition. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Aug 20, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Faried Finishes Off-Glass Alley-Oop From Harden In Team USA Exhibition

Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried (photo. battlesnba Instagram)

Apparently normal alley-oops are just too easy for Kenneth Faried and James Harden. Early in Team USA’s 105-62 drubbing of the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden tonight, the two paired up for an off-glass lob that set the tone for a game full of highlights. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 19, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: Irving, Faried Part Of Team USA’s “Core”; Cuts Could Come Thursday

Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose

The “core” group of USA Basketball’s FIBA World Cup squad has finally emerged. According to ESPN, Kyrie Irving and Kenneth Faried have joined long-time sure-things Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose, and James Harden as roster locks for coach Mike Krzyzewski’s team. The remaining six spots of Team USA remain up for grabs in advance of final cuts that will likely come after the Americans’ exhibition against Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 15, 2014 / 7:45 pm

Video: Watch Team USA Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Team USA

Before Mike Krzyzewski took the #ALSIceBucketChallenge with the help of his grandkids, Coach K called-out members of Team USA to do the same. Just a few days later, Steph Curry and five of his teammates have already taken Krzyzewski up on his offer. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Team USA Roster, Rotation Might Be Taking Shape (UPDATE)

Team USA

The withdrawals of presumptive Team USA locks Kevin Love and Blake Griffin from the 2014 FIBA World Cup were one thing. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has always preferred to utilize a nominal, athletic power forward in the Carmelo Anthony mold as opposed to more traditional big men alongside a true center, which is why the absences of Paul George and Kevin Durant loom so large. USA Basketball’s best available options to play that crucial role are gone, and the country’s most logical if less optimal replacements – Love and Griffin – never came. Read More »

Video / Aug 13, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Watch The Top 10 Blocks Of The 2013-14 NBA Season

Kenneth Faried, Dion Waiters

Whenever people talk about blocks, we always picture contemporary players swatting the ball into the fourth row. Dwight Howard does this all to often, sometimes flexing after the fact, which has to vex Bill Russell — the godfather of the touch block to keep the ball in bounds and start a momentum-changing fast break the other way. Regardless, blocks have turned into highlights that can lead Sportscenter’s daily countdown, which is why the NBA has cobbled together the top 10 swats from the 2013-14 season. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Aug 2, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Steph Curry Shows Off Surprising Hops During Team USA Warmups

Steph Curry

Steph Curry (photo. Hoopmixtapeblog)

Steph Curry is hardly Russell Westbrook or Derrick Rose, but the Golden State Warriors guard has worked hard to improve his athleticism since entering the league as a scrawny rookie five years ago. Curry, a likely starter for Team USA at the forthcoming FIBA World Cup, showed off some surprising hops last night with a series of dunks while warming up for the USA Basketball Showcase. Make no mistake, though – the league’s premier marksman still knows his bread is buttered beyond the arc. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Playground / Jul 31, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Top 5 Most Flavorful Moves Of The 2013-14 NBA Season

Andre Iguodala, Quincy Miller

It’s summer time, so a ball is always bouncing at Harlem’s temple, Rucker Park. Bacardi Flavored Rum is hosting “Flavor at the Rucker” nights every Thursday at 6 p.m. ET during a partnership with this summer’s Entertainers Basketball Classic The NBA is focused on the win, but Rucker’s where players can showcase their personal flavor of hoop brilliance. That’s what makes these next five sequences from the 2013-14 season such bold indictments of the defenders involved. In the NBA, you’re embarrassing the best. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / May 15, 2014 / 1:00 pm

5 Prospects Denver Should Take In NBA Draft

Noah Vonleh

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft, we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at the teams individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with the current and future plans. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 10:00 am

Kenneth Faried Game-Winner After Nuggets Comeback

Kenneth Faried, Draymond Green

We didn’t know how loose the Nuggets were playing until we saw them at Oracle Thursday night on TNT. The Warriors needed a home win a lot more than the Nuggets needed a useless road victory, but while the Dubs played stiff while giving up a big second half lead, the Nuggets were loosey goosey in a surprise, 100-99, win. Kenneth Faried‘s game-winner with 0.5 seconds left is what put the Nugs over the top. Read More »