Kenneth Faried is allegedly going to the New Orleans Pelicans and the team could form an athletic frontcourt along with star Anthony Davis after a disappointing season last year, according to the latest NBA rumors.
Amicohoops.net, which is run by NBA insider Sam Amico, claims that the Nuggets forward is available and are talking to a couple of teams including the Pelicans plus the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are still looking to improve the team after Kevin Durant left them in the 2016 offseason.
It’s not clear which players the Pelicans will give up but Anthony Davis and lottery pick Buddy Hield are expected to be the untouchables in the team. Available in the trading block for the New Orleans franchise are Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Omer Asik.
Denver could be looking for a package of the players on the Pelicans’ trading block and a future first rounder from the Pelicans could be needed to convince the Nuggets of a trade. With Denver in rebuilding mode, they could give up Faried in exchange for young guys or prospects in future drafts.
For the Pelicans, acquiring Faried will give them a power forward to pair with Davis. Both are athletic players and will be competitive in the tough Western Conference.
With Kenneth Faried, who averaged 12.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and nearly 1 block per game last season, reportedly on the trading block, should the Pelicans try to acquire him to improve their roster for next season?
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