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NBA Rumors: Kenneth Faried Close to Free Agency Buyout

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The veteran forward may soon be free to join a new team.

NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Update:

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the buyout is complete and Faried will join the Houston Rockets.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kenneth Faried is angling for a contract buyout which would make him an unrestricted free agent, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The veteran rebounder has appeared in only 12 games for the Nets this year. This is his inaugural season away from the Denver Nuggets, the team for which he played his first seven years.

Faried is averaging 5.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 9.8 minutes per game for the Nets, shooting a career-high 59.5% from the field. He is scheduled to make $13.7 million this season. A buyout would allow other teams to sign him for the veteran minimum salary.