Kenneth Faried's talk with Brian Shaw last week has helped him regain his form.
Faried has responded with a 24 and 10 performance against the Nets and then 26 points and 25 rebounds on Friday against the Wolves.
“It helped me. I can’t even lie, it helped 110 percent,” Faried said. “We went to the back and had a conversation. He had some stuff he wanted to say, I had some stuff I wanted to say, and we came to an agreement. Now it helps just ease my mind and I can just go play my game. It is now more just like ‘go play my game and everything else will follow.'”
“It’s one of the best games I’ve seen him play,” Ty Lawson said. “… I feel like he’s just playing his game. Instead of taking shots from the perimeter or midrange jumpers, he’s either get a rebound and putting it back in or he’s getting dump-offs. He’s playing like he was toward the end of last year.”