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Nuggets Reject Knicks’ Proposal To Trade Shumpert For Faried

With Tyson Chandler out, the New York Knicks are relying on Andrea Bargnani to play legitimate minutes on the interior. Realizing what a huge problem that is, the Knicks tried to secure some help by offering guard Iman Shumpert to the Denver Nuggets for Kenneth Faried. The Nuggets have declined that offer.

Whether Knicks fans want to admit it or not, there is a reason that the Nuggets turned this offer down, and that is the fact that Faried is a better basketball player than Shumpert. Faried may not possess the same style that Shumpert plays with, but the stats back this up.

On the same number of field goal attempts per game in their careers, Faried is scoring one fewer point per game, but averages several more rebounds per game, and has a player efficiency rating nearly six points higher than Shumpert. Sure, he can’t shoot threes, and his dunks aren’t SportsCenter Top Ten-worthy, but Faried is an effective and efficient big man, something the Knicks need desperately.

As it stands now, the Knicks let Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague get eight rebounds last night. If the team doesn’t add another big body soon, they will be in big trouble.

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