2011 NBA Draft Grades: Kenneth Faried Goes No. 22 Overall to the Denver Nuggets
Not surprising that the Denver Nuggets go to the dark-side with their first round pick.
Last season the Nuggets allowed an average of 102.7 points per game, ranking them 21st in the association.
In addition to that, they did manage to average 42 boards per game, ranking them 11th in the NBA.
Well, you can expect both of those ranks to move up by the end of the 2011-12 season with Morehead State’s Kenneth Faried in Denver’s frontcourt.
The guy gives everything he has (and a little bit more) to defense.
Last season he averaged 14.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
Thing is, he’s only 6’8” 225 pounds.
For head coach George Karl, expect him to start out as a small forward, but he should receive time at power forward as well.
If and when he’s contributing as a power forward, it’ll most likely be on the offensive end as he’s quick and physical enough to pound the paint.
Not to mention he knows how to score after averaging 17.6 points per game last season.
At small forward though, he’ll crush virtually anyone he’s defending, so the use of his versatility will be greatly appreciated.
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