Kenneth Bernard Faried Lewis is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. 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. Faried was selected with the 22nd pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. He was known as "The Manimal for his dunking and rebounder. He was also known as double-double machine during his time with the Nuggets. After having his minutes being reduced during 2017-18 season with the arrival of veteran superstar Paul Millsap in free agency he was out of the rotation after averaging around 6 ppg and 5 rpg. he was traded to the Nets in the 2018 offseason he was later waived in January 2019. On that same month he joined the Rockets.
|Born:||November 19, 1989, Newark, New Jersey|
|Listed height:||6 ft 8 in|
|Listed weight:||220 lb|
|College:||Morehead State (2007–2011)|
|Position:||Power forward / Center|
|NBA draft:||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22, Denver Nuggets|
|Twitter:||Kenneth Faried's Twitter profile|
About Kenneth Faried
Former star of Morehead State University's basketball team who joined the NBA's Denver Nuggets in 2011. He earned the nickname "The Manimal" due to his beastly presence on the court.
He led his Morehead State team to the Ohio Valley Conference championship, giving them a NCAA tournament berth, and along the way, he set an NCAA record for career rebounds.
He quickly became the Nuggets' starting forward and finished third in Rookie of the Year voting after the 2011-12 season.
He has a daughter named Kyra with former partner Rebekah McCarty.
His 1,673 rebounds during his college years broke Tim Duncan's previous record of 1,570.
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- American expatriate basketball people in China