NBA Trade Rumors – The season has not even started, but some trade rumors are already in the air. According to Zach Lowe of Grantland, there have been reports around the league that the Denver Nuggets could be shopping fan-favorite Kenneth Faried.
Multiple sources around the league have reported in the last month that Denver has put out targeted feelers on Faried, gauging his value and demanding very good return. The Nuggets, for their part, deny they’ve put Faried’s name out there at all. Faried is entering the third season of his four-year rookie deal, and given his per-game numbers, he figures to get paid on his next contract.
It’s not really surprising that the Nuggets are looking for deals. The team lost Andre Iguodala this summer and had a generally tough offseason. Without an All-Star caliber player on the roster, Denver looks to be a borderline playoff team this season, which is a bad spot to be in.
Before the Nuggets even consider committing a huge contract to Faried, gauging his value around the league is certainly a good move.