March 1, 2016, 12:45 am
Kenneth Faried scored 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting with 11 rebounds, four assists and one steal in the Nuggets’ 103-96 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday night.
Faried has been playing the way owners drafted him to play over the last week or so, averaging 17.5 points to go with 10.3 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks over his last four contents. He’s getting a little bit of help from the Danilo Gallinari injury and he saw 28 minutes tonight. If he can keep that up he might be able to finish the year with mid-round production. Nikola Jokic added 10 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in the loss, playing just 19 minutes and that will be a point of concern until he can break through for good.