Who is who of the prospective PAO player, ex NBAer Faried

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Kenneth Bernard Faried Lewis (born November 19, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).  He played center at Morehead State University, where he was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year twice and an All-American in 2011.

A 6’8 (2.03 m) post player, Faried arrived at Morehead State in 2007. He led the Ohio Valley Conference in rebounding as both a sophomore and a junior (13.0 rebounds per game in each season) – ranking him third in the NCAA in 2008–09 and second in 2009–10. Faried also chipped in double-digit scoring in each of his three varsity seasons.

After his junior season, Faried declared himself eligible for the 2010 NBA draft. However, he elected to return as a senior, and went on to break Tim Duncan’s modern-era (post-1973) Division I career rebounding record of 1,570 rebounds. The mark, which had stood since 1997, fell to Faried’s 12 rebounds in the Eagles’ 71–65 victory over Indiana State on February 19, 2011. Morehead State again won the Ohio Valley conference tournament, earning a 13 seed in the 2011 NCAA tournament. Led by the play of Faried, Morehead State pulled off a huge upset in the first round of the tournament, toppling the 4 seed Louisville Cardinals. Faried ended his collegiate career with 1,673 rebounds.

In his senior season, Faried was named a second-team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association and by Fox Sports. On April 1, 2011, Faried was named the most valuable player of the Reese’s College All-Star Game

On June 23, 2011, Faried was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 22nd overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. Prior to his rookie season, he earned the nickname “Manimal”, for playing hard and fearlessly.  He appeared in 46 games (39 starts) in his rookie year, recording 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in 22.5 minutes. He posted career highs of 27 points and 17 rebounds against the Golden State Warriors on April 9, 2012, becoming the first player in the shot-clock era to have at least 27 points and 17 rebounds while playing less than 25 minutes. He went on to be named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for April.  He finished third in NBA Rookie of the Year voting for the 2011–12 season,[16] and earned NBA All-Rookie Team honors.

On February 3, 2014, Faried recorded a career-high 28 points to go along with 11 rebounds against the Los Angeles Clippers. He registered a new career high with 32 points on 14-of-20 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 7. He posted 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in 27 minutes on April 2 against the New Orleans Pelicans, becoming the first player in NBA history to record those numbers while playing 27 minutes or less. He recorded 24 points to go along with a career-high 21 rebounds against the Utah Jazz on April 12.

On October 8, 2014, Faried signed a multi-year contract extension with the Nuggets. On December 26, he had a career-high 25 rebounds to go along with 26 points, as the Nuggets beat the Timberwolves 106–102. On April 12, 2015, he scored a season-high 30 points in a 122–111 win over the Sacramento Kings.

On November 3, 2015, Faried scored a season-high 28 points in a 120–109 win over the Lakers. On March 6, 2016, he recorded 25 points and a season-high 20 rebounds in a 116–114 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Faried suffered through a sore back for much of the 2016–17 season and caused him to miss 15 games overall, most of which were in February, March and the final games in April. He played through the pain in many others. He played in 61 games overall with averages of 9.6 points and 7.5 rebounds in 21.2 minutes, all career lows.

His role shifted to the bench over his final two years in Denver, especially after the Nuggets signed Paul Millsap in 2017. Faried’s role diminished in 2017–18 as he averaged career lows of 5.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest in just 32 games.

Brooklyn Nets (2018–2019) On July 13, 2018, Faried was traded, along with Darrell Arthur, a protected 2019 first round draft pick and a 2020 second round draft pick, to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Isaiah Whitehead. On January 19, 2019, he was waived by the Nets.

Houston Rockets (2019) On January 21, 2019, Faried signed with the Houston Rockets.

Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (2019) On November 6, 2019, Faried was reported to have signed with the Zhejiang Lions.  Faried was reported to have contract with the Zhejiang Lions terminated on December 4, 2019.

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