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Feb 8, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Denver Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried (35) warms up before the game against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Denver Nuggets say Kenneth Faried not available

Hoping your team would be the lucky one to acquire Kenneth Faried? You may be waiting a while as the Nuggets denied reports that he was available according to NBA.com, but where there’s smoke there seems to be fire.

There’s been a lot of smoke around the league that Denver’s made Faried available in trade talk. The Nuggets, of course, deny it, which means it’s likely true.

Faried emerged on the scene last season but has taken a step back in regards to his defense this year, something that has not sat well with the Nuggets or head coach Brian Shaw.

With a pending contractual issue on the horizon, the Nuggets are going to be pushed into making a long term decision with Faried, which is likely the root of the trade rumors. Of course, if Denver isn’t willing to commit to Faried, there’s little reason to keep him on the roster given his value will continue to decrease as his contract gets closer to expiration after the 2014-15 season.

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