Trade Rumors: Denver Nuggets reject Kenneth Faried For Iman Shumpert Swap

Frank Isola of New York Daily News,┬árecently reported that the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks were discussing a potential trade, which would send Kenneth Faried to New York in return for Iman Shumpert’s services. However, Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that the Nuggets rejected the offer and are not having active talks with the Knicks.

The Knicks are looking to add depth to their frontcourt following Tyson Chandler’s injury and had their crosshairs set on the Manimal. Some reports have also suggested that the Nuggets wanted a pick and Shumpert in return for Faried, but it’s probably safe to assume that the talks are indeed dead, as Wojnarowski reports.

Faried’s name has been out there in the rumor mill a while and Woj also mentioned in another tweet that a lot of teams are potentially interested in acquiring him.

A blockbuster deal nearing the trade deadline is not out of the question, as it’s highly unlikely that any team values Faried quite as high as the Nuggets.

There are many opinions out there on Faried’s true value. Personally, I wouldn’t have minded the deal, granted that New York would send a pick Denver’s way as well. Faried will soon be due for an extension and will likely be demanding close to a max deal. As fun as he is to watch and as much as I like his hustle, I’d be very hesitant to lock up another limited big man, who has likely hit his ceiling, on a huge long-term contract. Then again, Shumpert would have to develop beyond an average three-and-D guy to justify the trade.

One way or another, the talks have stalled for now, but you can be certain that this is not the last time you hear Faried’s name in trade rumors this season.

What do you think about the Knicks’ offer? Let us know in the comments.


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  • Scott

    Am I a bad fan for wanting to lose every game after watching Wiggins, Randle, and Parker last night. They’re just too good? Can we please be baaaaaaad?

    • Ernie

      Some would call you the “worse kind of fan”. But not me, that is the way to make the Nugs a contender for the next decade.

  • Branden Gloudeman

    Pissed! We woulda had a defending backcourt sg smh

  • Gregory Houston

    I’d like to see a Faried for Melo trade.

  • Pickles1731

    If this trade was a straight up swap, then it would have been a decent trade for both sides.
    But if the Nuggets could have gotten a first rounder as well then I would say pull the trigger. I think Faried has more value than just Iman Shumpert. Smart for the Nuggets to reject that offer.
    Now we know that Faried is worth at LEAST a young, defensive minded SG.

    • LBJ

      The Knicks FO is pretty lame – but even they aren’t going to give us a #1 pick (especially in 2014) and Shumpert. I like Shumpert and think the straight up deal is pretty reasonable. We need a SG and I haven’t seem much from Fournier this year, Foye sucks and Hamilton has no future with the Nuggets.

      • Sharkboy242

        The Nuggets already have the Knicks #1 in 2014 (Assuming that we finish above them)

  • Daniel McDonald

    Whatever his limitations are and whether or not he’s reached his ceiling yet (I do wonder what qualifies anyone on this site to make that statement), I’m glad to keep Faried. He’s fun to watch and on an all-around better team he would be an invaluable asset. Would much rather we try to package some of our other assets, lowering our overall depth, for draft picks or key guys.

  • Charliemyboy

    With Faried, you have to build the team around his limitations. His nightly double-double and somewhat unequaled intangibles should make him a $8mil to $10mil deal player. Even with his limitations, who else plays like that? Who else is worth $8 to $10 mil that could help us?

    • Branden Gloudeman

      His defense is trash tho

    • LBJ

      As much as I like him, I don’t think Faried is going to get that kind of money.

      • Charliemyboy

        Looks like he is staying. Played great last night in, ready?… a good win! Worth $6 to $8? Maybe he won’t be traded.

    • gimpcom187

      I doubt he is worth 8-10 million. Paul Millsap is a decent comparison except he is a very good shooter while faried is bad. Mid-level exception type guy.

      • John

        Paul Millsap is far better than Faried.

        • gimpcom187

          If he were FAR better he’d be close to max player. They are similar height, energy guys who play mediocre defense (Millsap plays better team defense but he also has 5 more years in the league so that makes sense). Millsap is a very good shooter and faried is bad. Like I said.

    • Darius

      Javale got 4 year/ $40M Contact ($10M a year). That should tell you Faried’s value.

      • Charliemyboy

        I hear you talking. But I’m not sure who is more valuable? How many years will it take for JaVale? Faried is a double double nightly.

  • Darren

    Despite the fact that I called for a Faried trade a couple days ago, this wasn’t a perfect trade by any stretch. If Faried is this valuable around the league, let him have a couple more nights like this one and boost his value. We already have money locked up in Hickson, Gallo, and Chandler, so there isn’t a need to keep him as anything more than a 6th man. If it only takes 6 million per year to keep him in that role, do it. Otherwise, get some value for him in February.

    • Thomas

      This idea that we have Hickson so we can get rid of Faried is ludicrous.

      The market likes Faried because he is that valuable. You won’t find takers for Hickson in that price range because he is just not a very good player.

      I’d get rid of Chandler or Gallo – both very over-rated and with no upside, not to mention one is injury prone and the other one an injury risk.

      • Darren

        That wasn’t meant to say Hickson replaces Faried by any stretch of the imagination. It was meant to suggest we have a lot of money tied up in 6’9 players who can’t defend. Paying Faried what he’s worth around the league may not help the Nuggets.

      • Charliemyboy

        Can’t agree with you. Both Chandler and Gallo have near all-star potential. I remember when Gallo was out last year our team struggled. I also remember how Chandler filled in with aplomb. I’m not as discouraged this year as before. I think Shaw is finally getting them to understand him and what he offers is promising.

  • Duane Grasmick

    I was in the camp early to trade Faried because he didn’t fit the system…but he is starting to be a monster on his post ups and we can’t rebound if he isn’t out there….I would consider him and Lawson the untouchables on this team.

    Is it a coincidence we are 2-0 without McGee….maybe he needs to go

    • LBJ

      We would get virtually nothing for McGee – he has 3 years left at $11m per year.

  • Dave Bruning

    Wish Faried had spent the off season shooting 500-1,000 mid range jump shots each day. I would rebound for him for a modest fee. If teams had to respect a reliable jump shot from him, he would truly be the Manimal