May 6, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) rebounds the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of game four in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE
After an impressive rookie year, Kenneth Faried was chosen to the All-Rookie team.
He joined six other rookies on the squad, including Rookie of The Year Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio, Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson, Iman Shumpert and Brandon Knight.
Faried averaged 10.2 points and led all rookies with 7.7 rebounds.
Born and raised in the beautiful state of Colorado, Jonathan R. Maness grew up in the days of Broncos' great John Elway and Nuggets' greats Laphonso 'The Fonz' Ellis. As a lifelong Nuggets fan, he has followed the Denver Nuggets through the worst of times (and there were a lot of them) and currently through the best of times. This 30-year-old sports journalist has had the honor of taking photos of the Nuggets home games from the comforts of the Pepsi Center's floor. In his free time he works on the Sports Copy Desk at the Fort Collins Coloradoan.