It is no secret that the New York Knicks have been after Denver Nuggets’ forward Kenneth Faried, who is averaging 10.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 assists per game this season.
As of this afternoon, the Knicks were continuing to engage the Nuggets in talks for Faried.
However, because of Fareid’s talent and relatively small salary, he is going to be difficult to acquire. The Knicks are hesitant to part with guard Iman Shumpert and they now instead seemed focused on dumping point guard Raymond Felton, who has been a disaster in his second stint with the Knicks, and acquiring a lesser player.
Due to the difficulty of acquiring Faried, it looks like the Knicks are chasing another Nuggets’ forward.
Latest Knicks buzz: Hearing Knicks’ long-running chase of Kenneth Faried now trending toward simpler swap of Beno Udrih for Jordan Hamilton
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 20, 2014
The 23-year old Hamilton is averaging 6.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game and has appeared in 39 games.
Udrih is averaging 5.6 points, 3.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game. He could give the Nuggets the backup to Ty Lawson they desperately need because of Andre Miller’s refusal to play and Nate Robinson’s season-ending injury.