WSJ: Could Kenneth Faried Be The Next Rodman?
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 06/06/2011 1:04 PM

    Via Wall Street Journal-

    Photo Courtesy of the Associated Press

     Faried's parents, Kenneth Lewis and Waudda Faried, labored together to raise a diligent worker and a rebounding terror. During the height of the Phil Jackson-era Chicago Bulls, Kenneth Faried did not model his game after Michael Jordan's or Scottie Pippen's; he sought to emulate mercurial forward and rebounding king Dennis Rodman.

    "My mother and father," Faried said, "they used to tell me to watch him and how he rebounds and how he attacks. He's not afraid of anybody. I watched how he had no fear."

    "I told Kenneth not to listen to anyone saying you are too small," said Rodman, who, like Faried, hails from New Jersey, stands just under 6-8, and became a national star despite coming from a small college (Southeast Oklahoma State). He said he told Faried, "You need to know your role and think every rebound is yours and go after it that way.''

    Rodman added: "Kenneth has a good motor that keeps going and that's what reminds me of [myself]."


    Kenneth was already my favorite prospect in the draft before reading this article but now that's gone up ten-fold. A non-crazy Dennis Rodman would be amazing. Dennis was the defensive player of the year during his career and regularly found himself atop the NBA's rebounding leaders list. I think this kid is going to be the steal of the draft.
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  1. Ricky
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    Posted 06/06/2011 2:44 PM

    How about two Wallace's on our team.  Awesome
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  1. BlazerBear
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    Posted 06/06/2011 2:48 PM

    Love how his parents told him to watch Rodman instead of MJ and Pippen. Not everyone can be an MJ or Scottie, but with hard work and determination, you can have an impact like the Worm did. Smart parents. Really hope we land this kid!
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  1. RipCityChamps12
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    Posted 06/06/2011 7:17 PM

    The blazers really wanted him last year but he went back for a fourth year of college. I would love to see him in a blazers uniform but i dont see him sliding all the way to the 21st pick. If the blazers want him they will likely have to trade up. If he were availible though it should be a no brainer.
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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 06/06/2011 8:14 PM

    I agree with RCC12..I just don't see him falling to us. Dangle Rudy or our 2nd round draft pick and move up a few spots. If we pass on another rebounding machine, I'll go ballistic!
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  1. mbmurr1
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    Posted 06/07/2011 9:34 AM

    He will be better then Rodman, he will also be a scorer.
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 06/07/2011 12:09 PM

    Like D, Faried is hands down my top prospect and was before reading the Rodman piece.  His work ethic and maturity (4-year kid) will translate into the expansion of his game and systematic elimination of weaknesses.  Wonder what he and his parents thought of Buck Williams?
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