Kenneth Faried Works Out For Lakers

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Kenneth Faried Works Out For Lakers 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:30 pm

Kenneth Faried is working out for the Los Angeles Lakers this week. 


Faried last played in the NBA during the 18-19 season with the Houston Rockets. Faried played for the Portland Trail Blazers during Summer League this year, averaging 5.7 points and 8.3 rebounds in 18.6 minutes.


Faried also played in seven games in China during the 19-20 season.

Via Jovan Buha/The Athletic

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Re: Kenneth Faried Works Out For Lakers 

Post#2 » by Liam_Gallagher » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:01 pm

He's too young.
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Re: Kenneth Faried Works Out For Lakers 

Post#3 » by Hans1984 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:06 pm

Just what we need another player in his 30s :banghead:
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Re: Kenneth Faried Works Out For Lakers 

Post#4 » by Bentley1225 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:19 pm

Not sure why he's out of the league. He provides value as a backup 5.
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Re: Kenneth Faried Works Out For Lakers 

Post#5 » by Sutureself » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:08 pm

Bentley1225 wrote:Not sure why he's out of the league. He provides value as a backup 5.


He's 6'8" and can't shoot, tweener who can't guard perimeter but also gets outsized by traditional bigs and isn't a great defensive rebounder. Elite offensive rebounder and a good hustle guy in his prime. I could see him doing ok as a end of the bench practice/glue guy for the Lakers and could be a good guy to step in and play limited minutes if Montrezl Harrell gets hurt, since he used to be a bit like a poor man's Harrell.
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Re: Kenneth Faried Works Out For Lakers 

Post#6 » by Tamimi » Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:19 am

I heard the Lakers are also trying out Mugsy Bougs, Hakeem Oulajwon and Bill Russel..... :crazy:

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