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

Denver Nuggets rumors: Kenneth Faried extension unlikely?

Depending on who you ask, you’ll probably get a handful of different answers regarding the future of Kenneth Faried on the Denver Nuggets.

Set to become a restricted free agent after the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, Kenneth Faried has been pressing the Denver Nuggets for a contract extension in recent months.

It was said that the two sides were actually in early contractual discussions, but at the same time it was rumored that Faried was on the block and the Denver Nuggets were looking to trade their rebounding machine. So who to believe?

Well, according to Steve Kyler it seems as if Kenneth Faried is simply wanting too much money and the Denver Nuggets will likely let the market dictate itself for the ‘Manimal’.

As for Faried, the number it’s going to take is unrealistic. I think it’s smarter to go restricted free agency route and see what the league thinks he’s worth.

We’ve seen how restricted free agency can put a wrench into the salary demands of players who overvalue themselves (like Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe) so there’s little reason for the Nuggets to overextend themselves to Faried if they feel he’s asking for too much money.

There’s also the chance that Faried could be traded at some point if the Nuggets are unhappy with his play or fear they won’t be able to re-sign him to an extension.

It’s been said the Denver front office is less than enthused with Kenneth Faried’s defense, so it’s certainly a situation to keep an eye on this season.

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