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Kenneth Faried to BDRHoops in 2011-12
Kenneth Faried told me last spring as a rookie that the biggest advantage and biggest surprise he had was "how slow the bigs are."
Faried said to me after he effortlessly outran opposing forwards and scored a lot of easy baskets "because NBA players are slow."
Does this remind you of anyone? I can only help think of Dennis "The Worm" Rodman when I watch Faried, except he is not at all as weird nor misbehaved. It's like as if God said "Oh, that first Dennis, he was my joke version. Now here's the Manimal."
Kenneth Faried scored several baskets that night as the Nuggets put the then-Dwight Howard-led Magic away down the stretch, led by Faried's block on Jameer Nelson coming down the stretch as Ty Lawson hit the dagger.
The future is bright in Denver, and Faried may be this generation's Rodman, with half the weirdness and twice the offense. Sounds like a win to me.