NBA Trade Rumors: Toronto Raptors Eye Kenneth Faried
Toronto Raptors are moving aggressively in the trade market. The raptors are looking to improve more after achieving their best start in first 50 games in the franchise history. Kenneth Faried is on their radar.Advertisement
Raptors are 34-16 and still looking to improve their roster ahead of February 18 deadline.
“I think the Raptors are in a position to go for it…I think they’re gonna go for it,” points out ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. “From what I understand, from what I’m hearing, they’re pretty aggressive in the trade market. They’re looking for power forwards.”
And the man they have targeted is Kenneth Faried. Masai Ujiri is extremely close to the 2011 first-round draft pick since his days in Colorado, as reported by the Fansided.
Faried has been consistent this season, averaging 12.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Though the Denver Nuggets have struggled this season.
Faried was instrumental in the Nuggets win over the Raptors recently, finishing with 13 points, two assists and seven boards. His show impressed Toronto once more. This is not the first time New Jersey-based Faried has been linked to Canada.
The Raptors are also eyeing disgruntled forward Markieff Morris, according to the Digital Journal.