Houston came up short despite more brilliance from The Beard
October 29, 2019, 9:09 amKenneth FariedPF, Free Agent
Free agent forward Kenneth Faried turned down a contract offer of $2 million from Gungsha of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.
Faried hasn’t generated much interest from the NBA, but he may still be seeking more money on order to head overseas. The Manimal finished the year with the Rockets last season and he actually played fairly well, averaging 12.9 points and 8.2 rebounds in 25 appearances.
June 27, 2019, 7:04 pmKenneth FariedPF, Houston Rockets
Kenneth Faried is considered the unlikeliest of Houston's free agents to return, per Kelly Iko of The Athletic.
Faried burst onto the scene when Clint Capela was injured but quickly fell by the wayside, and his concerns about playing time weren't addressed adequately. Given his questionable fit in the system and poor relationship with the coaching staff, Faried is destined to land somewhere else this summer. While he won't earn a huge deal, he did prove his place in the league after spending most of the previous season on the bench.
Source: The Athletic
May 10, 2019, 7:45 pmKenneth FariedF/C, Houston Rockets
Kenneth Faried (personal) has returned to the team and is available to play in Friday's Game 6 vs. the Warriors.
Faried missed Game 5 due to personal reasons but he's been a non-factor this series as backup center Nene is getting minutes in addition to the Rockets having to go small to counter Golden State's famed Death Lineup.
Source: Adam Spolane on Twitter
May 8, 2019, 10:24 pmKenneth FariedF/C, Houston Rockets
Kenneth Faried (personal) will not play vs. the Warriors in Game 5 on Wednesday.
We wish him the best and hope that everything is okay. Faried has only played five minutes in this series, and was unlikely to see the floor had he been available to suit up.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 1:08 amKenneth FariedF/C, Houston Rockets
Kenneth Faried did not leave the bench in Tuesday's season finale, though his campaign overall should be considered a success considering he looked to be on his way out of the league.
Faried filled the void left by Clint Capela when he went down with a thumb injury and he's a great example of how Harden can make anyone look good. No one claimed him off the waivers and he was riding the pine on the Nets before the Rockets signed him. As a starter, he delivered top-100 value with averages of 30.6 minutes, 16.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.1 blocks on .588 shooting, but his defensive flaws were glaring and with Capela healthy, he only averaged 13.8 minutes a game. His comeback is a great story, but it'll be difficult for him to find a situation that'll allow him to log enough minutes to become a standard league guy next season. This season he produced top-200/180 value in 8/9-cat leagues but was closer to the top-300 in total value since he was out of the rotation before joining Houston.
April 5, 2019, 10:54 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela played 24 minutes in Friday’s beatdown of the Knicks but still put in work, collected another double-double with 12 points, 15 rebounds and a block.
Capela has been a top-25 play over the last few weeks and on the season and remains a safe early-round big man next season. Kenneth Faried got loose for 24 minutes of action and produced 13 points, five rebounds and a steal.
April 4, 2019, 1:40 amKenneth FariedF/C, Houston Rockets
Kenneth Faried picked up five fouls in just 17 minutes of action finishing with five points, four rebounds and two steals in Wednesday's win over the Clippers.
With Faried returning Tuesday from an ongoing battle with knee soreness, the Rockets would have likely capped him around 20 or so minutes for precautionary reasons anyway, regardless of foul trouble. Look for Faried to have an easier time against the tanking Knicks on Friday.
April 3, 2019, 12:43 amKenneth FariedF/C, Houston Rockets
Kenneth Faried (left knee soreness) double-doubled with 12 points and 11 rebounds in 21 minutes in his return from a three-game absence on Tuesday against the Kings.
It's good to see Faried back, but he's been inconsistent and mainly getting under 20 minutes per game since the end of February. He's only worth a start if you're looking for points, rebounds, and field goal percentage help.
April 2, 2019, 8:52 pmKenneth FariedF/C, Houston Rockets
Kenneth Faried (left knee soreness) is available to play on Tuesday against the Kings.
Speaking to reporters before the game, coach D'Antoni said Faried will be capped at no more than 25 minutes. This comes as a surprise to owners, as D'Antoni assured the media Faried would sit on Tuesday and return on Wednesday. Take "no more than 25 minutes" for what it's worth. The Manimal is back.
April 1, 2019, 4:33 pmKenneth FariedF/C, Houston Rockets
On Monday Mike D'Antoni hinted that Kenneth Faried (left knee soreness) would sit out on Tuesday and return on Wednesday against the Clippers.
Faried was only expected to play in one of these back-to-back games, though the Rockets left it open-ended as to which one he'd sit. He's missed over a week of action but that should help him enter the playoffs at full strength. Fantasy owners can consider Faried a mid-week pickup for rebounds.
Source: Adam Spolane on Twitter
March 28, 2019, 6:42 pmKenneth FariedF/C, Houston Rockets
Kenneth Faried (left knee soreness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Kings as well as one half of the back-to-back that the Rockets have early next week.
With Faried out for the next few games, it is safe to move on from him from a fantasy perspective in this campaign except for deep-league owners looking to category hunt.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
March 27, 2019, 2:46 pmKenneth FariedF/C, Houston Rockets
The Rockets are listing Kenneth Faried (left knee soreness) as out on Thursday vs. the Nuggets.
Faried will miss his chance at a revenge game. When Faried is healthy, he is a viable option for deep-league owners in need of big man stats, but can otherwise be left on the wire.
Source: Adam Spolane on twitter
March 26, 2019, 1:18 pmKenneth FariedF/C, Houston Rockets
Rockets are listing Kenneth Faried (left knee soreness) as out on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.
Faried was providing deep-league big man stats the last two games since his return with 9.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and a block per game. His minutes will likely be scattered throughout the rotation.
Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter
March 22, 2019, 6:21 pmKenneth FariedF/C, Houston Rockets
Kenneth Faried (sore left knee) will be available to play on Friday vs. the Spurs.
Outside of deeper leagues, Faried likely won’t get enough run while Clint Capela is healthy to make an impact.
Source: Salman Ali on Twitter