The Denver Nuggets head into the 2013 NBA season having lost some important pieces to their roster, specifically on the perimeter. Andre Iguodala and Corey Brewer are gone and the Nuggets could be in trouble defensively. On area, though, in which they got stronger, was in the post.
Although they lost Kosta Koufos, the Nuggets grabbed J.J. Hickson and Darrell Arthur to come off their bench. Hickson, specifically, gives them a lot of depth at the power forward position. But, how much depth is too much depth?
According to Pro Basketball Talk, the Nuggets are shopping one of their youngest, most important pieces to their post game at the moment. Third year pro Keneth Faried is one of the more exciting players in the NBA and an incredible force on the offensive glass. But, the Nuggets are apparently gauging offers for the big man in order to see what they can get in return.
According to the report, multiple sources have said the Nuggets are putting feelers out to see what other teams would be willing to surrender for Faried. I think the potential deal would be a positive for the Nuggets if they could get more depth on their perimeter, maybe even packaging Faried with another player to get a legitimate perimeter defender or scorer.
Faried has plenty of value, but Denver looks like they believe he’s hit his ceiling. If that’s the case, they would be wise to trade him while his value is at the top. We’ll keep you updated here if anything else surfaces regarding Faried’s future in Denver.