Nuggets Draft Kenneth Faried, Hopefully to Keep Him

The Denver Nuggets have drafted Kenneth Faried, the rebounding force of nature from Morehead State.  The also traded Raymond Felton to the Portland Trail Blazers at roughly the same time.  There were some reports that the Nuggets were swapping picks with the Blazers as part of the deal which would mean that the Nuggets would receive Nolan Smith, PG out of Duke and Faried would go to the Blazers.

However, it does appear the Nuggets will be Keeping Faried and they have also acquired the 26th pick from the Mavericks.

The question is did they acquire Andre Miller as a money saving option thanks to the team option, to play him along with Ty Lawson or to move his non-guaranteed deal for something else?

Stay tuned for more details.

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