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NBA Trade Rumors: Top 3 Destinations for Kenneth Faried


Denver Nuggets want to trade Kenneth Faried because they have Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic (centers) and Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari could play like power forwards when Michael Malone wants to use a small-ball lineup.

Kenneth Faried is not a good shooter and many teams right now want to have a stretch power forward who can shoot from the downtown, like Ryan Anderson, Kevin Love or Draymond Green.

Faried is not a great blocker and maybe his defense is a little bit overrated because of his high-flying highlights in the last few years.

"The Nuggets will also be at the epicenter of the trade market,"'s Zach Lowe wrote. "They've been dangling Faried off and on for three years and continue to now, sources say."

Denver Nuggets didn't play in the NBA playoffs last three years and they want to rebuild a roster around Nikola Jokic, who had a great rookie season, averaging 10.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.

Maybe they will trade Danilo Gallinari, but at this moment, Kenneth Faried is their first option and we can expect his trade before a trade deadline in February.

Where is the best destination for Kenneth Faried? Where can they trade him and get good additions for him?

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Phoenix Suns

The Suns have a great, young backcourt with Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe, but they don't have a good power forward on the court.

Dragan Bender is a rookie and maybe with Kenneth Faried, they could get a more energy and he could play very well with Alex Len, as well.

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What they can offer? They can offer Brandon Knight or maybe to take a risk and offer young Marquese Chriss and Jared Dudley for Kennet Faried.

The Suns should be more active in the trade talks because they didn't play in the playoffs 6 seasons in the row.

Miami Heat

Luke Babbit and Derrick Williams are not good enough for Miami if they want to play against the best team in the Eastern Conference.

Kenneth Faried could fit well with Hassan Whiteside, and the Heat could get a great combination of rebounds and blocks with two big men.

Maybe the problem could be because Faried is not a good shooter, but at least they can use him with the small ball lineup.

They can offer Derrick Williams and the future 2nd round pick for Kenneth Faried,

Miami Heat will not play in the playoffs this season and probably they will tank after the February, but still they should make some trade to add strength for the upcoming seasons.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Ok, the Thunder are still good with 6-2 so far, but Russell Westbrook can't play alone against the Warriors and the Spurs.

They need a player who can fit well with Westbrook and he has been known as a hustler and a beast on the boards.

It could be a great one-two combination with Russell Westbrook and Kenneth Faried. They can easy use a small ball lineup with him, and Russell Westbrook could explore more often pick and roll, because Faried could react well with assists for the alley-oop dunks.

Los Angeles Clippers have Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. Maybe Oklahoma City Thunder could follow their path in the future.

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