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Veteran Forward Kenneth Faried Working Out for Lakers |SLAM

The Los Angeles Lakers have been highly active this offseason bringing in new players to surround franchise pillars LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

While the 2020 NBA Champions have already made a whirlwind of moves, their search to add members to their veteran-laden roster continues with The Athletic’s Jovan Buha reporting that the Lakers are hosting a workout with free agent power forward Kenneth Faried.

Faried, better known by his nickname “The Manimal,” played eight seasons in the NBA.

The majority of his career spent with the Denver Nuggets, the energetic big man last played in the NBA in the 2018-19 season as a member of the Houston Rockets. 31-years-old, Faried has also spent some time overseas—specifically in China as a member of the Zhejiang Lions—before returning to the states to play for the Portland Trail Blazers’ Summer League team.

At his peak, Faried was a walking double-double, known for his great rebounding along with his scoring ability around the rim. Over the course of his eight-year career, Faried averaged 11.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game with 145 career double-doubles.

If signed by the Los Angeles Lakers, Faried cans serve as another serviceable big man in the Lakers rotation, which already features names such as Dwight Howard and DeAndre Jordan.

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