Apr 16, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) dunks the ball during the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Denver Nuggets, Kenneth Faried to talk extension

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Prior to the trade deadline, it looked like the Denver Nuggets could part ways with promising young forward Kenneth Faried.

The New York Knicks were very interested in Faried and were reportedly offering guard Iman Shumpert to get him.

The Nuggets eventually refused and later denied that they ever had interest in dealing Faried.

In fact, it appears as though the Nuggets plan on keeping him long-term.

According to Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post, the Nuggets are going to work on an extension with Faried during the offseason.

The Nuggets plan to make Kenneth Faried a long-term fixture of their future by opening contract extension talks with the power forward and his agent, Thad Foucher, this summer.

“We’ll talk to his representation,” Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly told the Post. ” I think Kenneth is happy here. I think he’s really embraced what (Coach) Brian (Shaw) is trying to instill. Those are the type of guys that deserve to get paid.”

Faried averaged 13.7 points,8.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.9 steals per game this season.

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