Faried Remembers Blazers Draft Snub
Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried holds nothing back when expressing his feelings toward the Blazers.
Leading up to the 2011 NBA Draft, Faried said the Blazers told him he was their pick. But when the Blazers came up at No. 21, they surprised many by drafting point guard Nolan Smith out of Duke. Faried went next, at No. 22, to Denver.
How does Faried feel about the Blazers?
“I ain’t going to lie to you: I don’t like them,’’ Faried told The Oregonian this week in Denver. “I think it’s disrespectful what they did, got my hopes up for nothing. Every time we play them, it’s a little extra motivation for me to come out and show them what they missed.’’