How good will Kenneth Faried be?
Who would you compare him to? I see him having a great year next year.
I'm a Faried fan but don't see huge room for improvement since his game is predicated off hustle and athleticism but things I see him improving on in the next couple of years are his passing ability, he seems to have a good IQ and I think he can get up to . Also his extend his range to Udonis Haslem range along with increasing his FT% from 63% to 70%. I really don't know who to compare him to but these are a few areas I realistically see him improving upon.
I think the only things he can improve on would be rebounds and maybe blocks because of his athleticism
Faried will continue to improve upon his strengths; hustling, rebounding, defense, but can he improve offensively and become a go to guy, or even a reliable scoring threat? Hes great at scoring off rebounds, but I ask because for Denver to really compete, they will need someone they can count on as a post scorer. Faried and McGhee are neither that type of player, and as of now seems like theyre their future frontcourt. Again Faried is great, and Im not slighting him, but they either need to bring in an offensive center to pair with him, or sell high on Faried and include him in a deal for a great pf that can score alongside McGhee. Obviously the better option will be the former. Im guessing they can pursue a sign and trade for Pek, I think McGhee's athleticism will bold well next to Love. Or maybe they can pursue Hawes from Philly, as his outside scoring meshes well with Faried who does his work in the post. I also think that if they can trade into the lotto, Olynyk will fit nice next to Faried. Denver has a lot of depth and may intrigue a team that wants a young vet rather than a rookie. Thinking they can dangle Chandler to Sacramento/Detroit/Wash who all may be interested in a SF.
He almost averaged a double-double this year 12pts/9rbs..
He can really help himself and the team...By making commitment to become a better defender...For someone thats very athletic and workmanlike on the floor he's not a good defensive player.....
He's pretty close to his ceiling. A peak season for him would look like 15 pts 12 rbs 1.5-2 blocks. His game is completely reliant upon his energy and athleticism. Right now he should focus on improving things like his ft% and maybe extending his range slightly. He was essentially a 'what you see is what you get' type player coming out of the draft after 4 yrs of college.
Well he was compared to Dennis Rodman before he stepped on an NBA court. He was supposed to be the next Dennis Rodman and if I remember correctly he even got a call from Rodman himself one time.
So I'll say his ceiling is Prime Rodman. (Don't think he'll ever average 18rebounds per game though =P)
Nobody was drafting Kenneth Faried on potential. He is the classic what you see is what you get draft pick. The thing is you get a lot of good things out of him. He never takes a bad shot and hustles more than 98% of other players. He won't get much better but he will be a good starting PF for the next 10 years.
I think he eventually extends his range to a semi reliable 15'. But he is 90% the player he will always be right now.
He would be a prime ben wallace as far as numbers go. They are about the same bill. He has got that Ben Wallace / brandon Bass. Minus the Shot blocking Numbers
Nah Wallace was flat out bigger, both in height and mass. Wallace had the brute strength to guard Shaq in his prime aand did it halfway effectively.
Faried is what he is and doesn't try and go outside of it, which is terrific. Just work on something of a midrange J and free throw percentage. His points per game will go up a few if that works out.
Faried needs to stop being compared to defensive stalwarts like Ben Wallace or Rodman. Faried is a bad defender.
Faried's Overall Points Per Possession against (PPPa) is .95 which would rank him 379th in the league.
He also has a negative Defensive Adjusted Plus Minus (dRAPM). -1.3 to be exact, which would put him in the same range as an impact defender as Michael Beasley.
I think Faried will become a more refined version of himself. I don't suspect any huge jump in numbers, but he'll work on his free throws and mid range game over time and I could see him peaking at around 14 ppg 11 rpg, but refining his skillset and maybe shooting around 73% from the stripe.
To me, best case scenario would be around how good Kenyon Martin was during his all-star year. maybe a little better, but not far off from it. i can see a more refined jumper as well improve on his post defense if he studies game tape more. he could have some explosive scoring games if he gets into a nice rhythm if he improves that jumper, but i doubt he'll ever be the type to carry the offensive load for his team..
He's not going to get much better production wise but I do see him developing his jumper and getting smarter about where to be defensively and as a passer. He's a athletic hustler with decent ability to score, considering he isnt a great post man or shooter. I think he's a great player for the Nuggets though, I love Faried's heart.
He has to improve as a defender in order to get more minutes. His per 36 stats seems to be settling out at 15 and 11. Probably he can get to a point where he plays entire games and he settles in at 16 and 12. Those are very nice numbers. However, he will always be giving up size making his post defense mediocre at best. But if he got to the point where he was an average man to man defender and added his hustle to make him a disruptive team defender, then he could easily be a top ten PF. And some would argue that his elite rebounding rate and his high FG% makes him that already, albeit just barely.