/ Jan 21, 2015 / 3:00 pm
Kenneth Faried (photo. James Herbert YouTube)
Of the countless times we’re amazed while watching NBA basketball is when a player explodes off two feet to travel a vast horizontal distance. Kenneth Faried perhaps does so better and more frequently than anyone. Watch the Denver Nuggets high-flier soar from the dotted half-circle – off both feet, of course – for a typically powerful dunk in his team’s 109-99 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Read More »
Few players in the league can jump with Kenneth Faried. Fortunately for the Chicago Bulls, Taj Gibson is one of them. Watch the super-sub follow Derrick Rose’s miss with an authoritative put-back jam over the outstretched of The Manimal late in his team’s 106-101 win over the Denver Nuggets. Read More »
Never before has a Denver Nuggets player scored 26 points and ripped 25 boards in the same game. Kenneth Faried, saying after the game, “My back wasn’t tight. I felt loose and limber, like I was playing back at USA Basketball,” didn’t get a single call played for him on the night, but his incessant grit on the glass led to those numbers as he helped a sometimes withdrawn Nuggets team to a 106-102 win against the visiting ‘Wolves. No play summed up Faried’s purposefulness and unique athleticism more than a coast-to-coast jaunt that ended with a deft euro-step for the lay-in. Read More »
/ Dec 23, 2014 / 2:00 am
Kenneth Faried, Cody Zeller (photo. NBA YouTube)
The Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried is certainly no stranger to using his explosive athleticism to put his defender on a poster. However, on Monday the tables turned, as the Manimal found himself on the other end of an absolute rim rocker by the hands of Cody Zeller. Read More »
They don’t call him Manimal for nothing. Watch Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets straight beast Miles Plumlee by going right through the Phoenix Suns’ big man for a powerful slam in his team’s 122-97 win. Read More »
/ Nov 25, 2014 / 10:15 pm
Come for the soaring Kenneth Faried slam; stay for the hilarious Nate Robinson bench celebration. After The Manimal flew through the lane for a powerful slam, KryptoNate got excited in a way only he could. Read More »
/ Nov 4, 2014 / 1:15 am
We really, really don’t want to believe that this is the first recorded triple flop in history of the NBA. But after careful consideration and an initial inclination to judge it otherwise, we couldn’t come to any other other conclusion – Kenneth Faried, Rudy Gay, and DeMarcus Cousins all flopped simultaneously in Monday night’s matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings. Read More »
/ Oct 31, 2014 / 9:00 am
After the Nuggets defeated the Pistons on Wednesday night, 89-79, Kenneth Faried said “Josh Smith…shot them out of the game.” While Smith struggled after a great first quarter, his ensuing overreaction to Faried’s comments yesterday shows how much Faried’s words must have stung. Read More »
/ Oct 26, 2014 / 8:30 pm
While assembling Dime’s list of the top 20 power forwards in the league today, we were struck by just how many different candidates merited consideration for various ranking thresholds.
Several players that are among their team’s most valuable contributors were left off this compilation entirely. A certain player who was barely awarded a spot somehow deserves a ranking both 10 positions better and worse. One big man just above the teens was arguably Team USA’s top performer at the FIBA World Cup. Our sixth-place finisher was voted by league general managers as the top 4-man in basketball. No player in these rankings is more accomplished than this list’s fourth-best power forward. We could go on.
Basketball is so stocked with quality power forwards that it’s impossible to deem any of these distinctions right or wrong. Those who missed the cut are that good, and those who made it are so closely comparable that ranking them seems futile. But doing so is also fun, and allows league followers to flex their empirical and analytical muscles just in time for the 2014-2015 season.
Don’t listen to naysayers who bemoan the league’s saturation of deep-shooting, playmaking big men as opposed to lumbering behemoths of the past. Power forwards aren’t dead, but instead have evolved right in line with the game as a whole. They’re better than ever, and the strongest, most versatile position group basketball has to offer. Read More »
After an exciting summer that saw Nuggets PF Kenneth Faried earn All-Tournament honors as Team USA captured the gold at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports the Nuggets have signed the 24-year-old to a five-year, $60 million extension. Except, under the league’s current collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the fifth year of the extension requires a 7.5 percent raise from his rookie-scale deal. Read More »