Early days, When he played for Denver Nuggets, he played as a bench warmer in this team. But his outstanding basktetball skill let him earned more minutes in the game. At 2012, Nuggets traded Nene to Wizards. The team decided to make Faried as a starter. When he played the first game as a team starter, he got 18 points and 16 rebounds. On April 9, 2012, Faried only played 24 minutes but he got 27 points and 17 rebounds, that is impressive efficiency. Because of his intrepid defence and scary long hair, his teammates gave him a cool nickname: “Manimal”.
His teammates, Andrew Miller said “In some ways, Faried is very similar to Shawn Kemp. They have powerful body and amazing bounce. Their commcn desire is get the rebound.”
Of course, Faried is a great defender. Many people still doubt about it. But here is the prove. He got 1,674 rebounds when he played for his college team. In the NCAA, Tim Duncan was the guy who got the most rebounds total. But Faried broke this record. But still nobody bullish on him. He will work hard and prove that he will be one of the best power forward in the NBA!