Mar 12, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw talks with Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Denver Nuggets defeated the Orlando Magic 120-112. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets Hope to Sign Kenneth Faried to a Contract Extension


Earlier this morning, Zach Lowe, an NBA writer for Grantland, posted the following tweet indicating the Denver Nuggets are getting serious about signing Kenneth Faried to a contract extension:

 

 

That’s big for two reasons. First, it likely means the Nuggets are officially out of the running for disgruntled Minnesota star Kevin Love, since a deal to bring Love to Denver would likely mean moving Faried one way or another. And second, it means Manimal hopefully will wear a Denver uniform for the foreseeable future. While he may never ascend to the superstar level to which he aspires, Faried is an amazing talent and last season emerged as Denver’s most valuable player. His high-energy style of play and outstanding reputation off the court has made him a fan-favorite in Denver, and it sounds like Tim Connelly and the rest of the front office want to reward him for his efforts and assure Faried that he is part of the franchise’s plans moving forward.

Nuggets fans: Does the potential extension for Kenneth Faried get you pumped up for the upcoming season? Or do you think Faried is more valuable to Denver as trade bait? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Sheridan K Lendoye

    Yes The MANIMAL is a favorite by many and deserves to be treated fairly he is amazing!! Can not wait to watch him in the up coming season!
    Thanks Kenneth for letting us watch exciting games when your on the court!

  • rrocklin

    How are they going to deal with the salary situation?

    • Len Nunes

      hope the Nurkic makes McGee and his $11M expendable is my pipe dream

      • rrocklin

        Won’t be able to get rid of him and his bloated contract

  • Gdiddy

    Love the Manimal, but not sure he’s going to play nice with the Nuggets front office after he’s been used as trade bait for the last 2 years.

  • Andre Pullaro

    HECK YES!!! Kenneth Faried (The MANIMAL) is my current #1 favorite Denver Nuggets player. I absolutely love watching his dunks, how he communicates and supports his teammates, and how he has good sportsmanship. I also really like how he goes out and helps communities, schools, and younger athletes. If Kenneth Faried signs a contract extension with the Denver Nuggets, I will be very happy and pumped up for the Nuggets 2014-2015 season, and the next few years of Denver Nuggets basketball!

  • Matthew

    As of now, the Nuggets NEED to build around Lawson and Faried. Both have been phenominal and are essential to success in Denver. Keep Faried in Denver!

    • Matthew

      Plus, he’s been very good off the court and knows a lot about the game. He’s the Manimal!

  • Roybal

    F Love! I would DEFINITELY keep Faried, Chandler and our picks because I can GUARANTEE that Love won’t sign an extension and then we’ll be left with nothing.