Faried had previously conceded he was effected by trade talk last season…
Denver Nuggets star Kenneth Faried has reportedly signed a five-year extension worth $60m after impressing for both franchise and country in recent months.
Faried was a vital part of Team USA’s run to a gold medal at the FIBA World Cup in Spain this summer, establishing himself as a starter and one of the top performers on the entire roster.
Following on from some impressive performances for the Nuggets, it is reported that he has now been rewarded with a new deal that will tie him to the franchise for five years.
“Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has reached agreement on a five-year, $60 million contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sport,” Adrian Wojnarowski noted.
“The deal includes a partial guarantee in the fifth year that assures Faried he will make no less than $52 million over the life of the contract, sources said.”
Faried averaged 13.7 points per game last season but his overall game has been a focal point of what Denver does well in recent times. Nicknamed the ‘Manimal’, he brings intense energy, is solid on the boards and can get out and run with the team on offense.
However, it is still widely recognised that Faried needs to improve on creating his own shots and on his general defensive skills, and that may develop in time, particularly with this new deal being agreed.
The Nuggets will look forward to welcoming back JaVale McGee and Danilo Gallinari back from long-term injuries this season while the addition of Aaron Afflalo from the Orlando Magic will ensure that they are an interesting team to follow this coming year.