Feb 3, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) shoots the ball during the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Knicks attempting to trade for Kenneth Faried

The New York Knicks are determined to improve their roster before the NBA’s trade deadline and according to Marc Stein of ESPN, are currently attempting to engage the Denver Nuggets in a deal that would send Kenneth Faried to the Big Apple.

Denver has denied Faried’s availability thus far, but insiders have suggested the Nuggets are simply attempting to build up trade value for the young forward.

Faried had a breakout year for Denver in 2013, but has struggled this year, especially on defense under Brian Shaw.

Hearing that Knicks are trying again to re-engage Denver and sell Nuggets on idea of trade built around Iman Shumpert-for-Kenneth Faried before deadline

There’s not a lot of reason for the Nuggets to acquire just Shumpert for Faried, so it’s likely the deal would help Denver alleviate themselves of a bad contract or two in the process.

It’s not known how serious the conversations are at this point (it’s not the first time the Knicks have attempted to send Shumpert to Denver), though it’s clear the Knicks are doing what they can to find a willing trade partner.

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