Nets and Kenneth Faried agree to part ways
January 19, 2019
The Brooklyn Nets and little-used forward Kenneth Faried have agreed to a contract buyout. The team officially waived Faried today.
Faried spent the first seven seasons of his NBA career with the Nuggets, and did big things for the team, especially as a rebounder and hustler, around 2012-16. Yet he never averaged more than 28 minutes per game during that stretch. And in 2016-17 his playing time dropped to 21.2 minutes per outing. In 2017-18 he played just 14.4 minutes per game in an injury-shortened season that limited him to 32 games played.
This season, Faried played in just 12 games with the Nets, averaging 5.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 9.8 minutes per outing.
The Nets originally acquired Faried in a July 13, 2018 trade with Denver.
Faried, assuming he clears waivers, will now reportedly sign with the Rockets, who will be without starting center Clint Capela for the next 4-6 weeks. This could be a great opportunity for Faried to put himself back on the map. The move to Houston makes sense.
The Nets roster now stands at 16 players.