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FIBA World Cup / Sep 9, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Video: James Harden’s No-Look Alley-Oop To Manimal

Kenneth Faried

Team USA was a little off in the first half of their quarterfinal game against Slovenia today during the FIBA World Cup in Spain, and only held a slight — for them — 49-42 lead at the half. Their offensive rebounding powered them through the poor shooting and they secured a 119-76 win going away in the second half, including a fun no-look alley-oop from James Harden to Kenneth Faried. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Sep 5, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIF: Anthony Davis’ Steal And Coast-To-Coast Jam

Anthony Davis

It seemed like this year’s USA Basketball team would rely on outside shooting and scoring from slashing guards like James Harden to offset the loss of dynamic wings like Paul George and Kevin Durant. Don’t tell that to Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried, though. The former showed off his all-world athleticism against the Ukraine yesterday with a steal, and a full-court sprint before the slam, but both players have been dominating pool play where the Americans remain unbeaten. Read More »

Video / Sep 3, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Kenneth Faried Soars For A Nasty Tip-Dunk Against Dominican Republic

Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried (photo. _MarcusD_ Twitter)

Kenneth Faried came into Team USA’s Wednesday game against the Dominican Republic shooting an insane 81 percent from the field in FIBA World Cup play. This insane tip-dunk certainly won’t hurt his efficiency, either. Read More »

NBA / Sep 3, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Report: Faried Wants To Stay In Denver, Currently Talking Extension

Kenneth Faried

It was hardly long ago that Kenneth Faried’s days with the Denver Nuggets seemed numbered. Trade rumors swirled almost immediately after Denver hired Brian Shaw as coach last summer, and the Phil Jackson disciple made it clear he’d slow the Nuggets’ tempo and subsist on traditional low-post play. That philosophical switch directly clashed with Faried’s strengths, obviously, and after he played fewer than 20 minutes per game in December, the writing was on the wall. With Shaw preferring a different type of big man and surely contentious extension talks looming, Faried was all but gone. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Sep 2, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: Curry Feeds Faried For Crazy Halfcourt Lob Against New Zealand

Kenneth Faried

The value of energy in basketball knows no bounds, especially when coupled with athleticism like Kenneth Faried’s. Team USA’s starting power forward has used those attributes and a burgeoning skill-set to crush World Cup competition so far, shooting 14-of-17 from the field entering today’s game versus New Zealand. Read More »

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 »