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Jan 7, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye (37) and center Al Horford (42) defend against Brooklyn Nets forward Kenneth Faried (35) in the second half at TD Garden. Celtics defeated the Nets 116-95. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports (David Butler II)
Jan 7, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye (37) and center Al Horford (42) defend against Brooklyn Nets forward Kenneth Faried (35) in the second half at TD Garden. Celtics defeated the Nets 116-95. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports (David Butler II)

Kenneth Faried had some harsh words for the Nets on Tuesday. 

The newly-signed Rockets center ripped his former team, which bought out his contract over the weekend, accusing the Nets coaching staff and front office of "lying" to him and sending mixed messages about playing time. 

"It's very frustrating," he said, per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. "A lot of, 'We're going to play you when injuries,' and a lot of, 'We're going to play you when in this moment, that moment.'"

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Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after a play during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Toyota Center. (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)
Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after a play during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Toyota Center. (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets officially waived forward/center Kenneth Faried on Saturday, which may expedite the process for Carmelo Anthony to be traded. 

The Houston Rockets are expected to sign Faried and insert him into the lineup immediately, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, but must open up a roster spot by 5 p.m. ET on Monday to do so. 

While Anthony has not played for the Rockets since Nov. 8, he is still under contract and Houston is "aggressively working" to trade the 34-year-old forward by that deadline, according to Wojnarowski, who also added on Saturday that they do not plan to waive Anthony. 

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Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after a play during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Toyota Center. (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)
Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after a play during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Toyota Center. (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets officially waived forward/center Kenneth Faried on Saturday, which may expedite the process for Carmelo Anthony to be traded. 

The Houston Rockets are expected to sign Faried and insert him into the lineup immediately, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, but must open up a roster spot by 5 p.m. ET on Monday to do so. 

While Anthony has not played for the Rockets since Nov. 8, he is still under contract and Houston is "aggressively working" to trade the 34-year-old forward by that deadline, according to Wojnarowski, who also added on Saturday that they do not plan to waive Anthony. 

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Earlier this week, ESPN Insider projected J.R. Smith to be a top-10 shooting guard in 2013-14. Now, the site has shifted its focus onto the forwards.

Projecting the top 10 power forwards for the upcoming season, analyst Bradford Doolittle placed Carmelo Anthony in the No. 10 spot. According to Doolittle, Anthony's 11 WARP -- the first double-digit offensive efficiency total -- is combated by a poor defensive effort.

"His offensive efficiency spiked with his position shift, and his acceptance of the move," Doolitte wrote. "The downside of the tweak is Anthony's lack of defensive acumen. His defensive rebounding was fine when he was a 3, but one position over, it doesn't look too good. Anthony does, without a doubt, score a lot of points. Make of that what you will."

Tags: Amar'e Stoudemire, anthony davis, blake griffin, Carmelo Anthony, iman shumpert, Josh Smith, kawhi leonard, kenneth faried, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Knicks, LeBron James, paul pierce, Ryan Anderson, Serge Ibaka, tim duncan, Sam Spiegelman
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Via the DA
4) Jimmer Fredette, G, BYU: Just as advertised, the NCAA's leading scorer was confident without being cocky, a better athlete than people think and possesses ridiculous range.

5) Chris Singleton, F, Florida State:Has one of the best physiques of all the Draft prospects, and displayed the defensive chops that have NBA types imagining just how many positions he'll be able to guard.

9) Charles Jenkins, G, Hofstra: Made shots, which is what he did in the Colonial Athletic Association.

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[tweeted]http://twitter.com/TommyDeeTKB/status/71260567771422720[/tweeted]

Psycho T has a jumpshot though...

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Via NY Post
Though he is not a center and is an undersized power forward at 6-foot-7, Newark's Faried has intrigued the rebounding-poor Knicks, and he might be the best rebounder in the draft. Walsh desperately wants size but Faried brings such rebounding force, the Knicks may not pass him up.

"Donnie loves him," one source said.

To me, it's hard to imagine that Walsh and his staff has Faried ahead of a talented group of guards as well as Singleton, all of whom are expected to be on the board at 17 but we will see in the coming weeks.
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Hoopsworld (several suggestions)

One of the more interesting prospects Boston College point guard Reggie Jackson. There was a chance he would return to the Screaming Eagles for his final season, but he's apparently received some assurance he'll be taken in the first round. New York could take him with the 17th overall selection to bolster its depth at point guard, but there might even be a lottery team willing to take a chance on Jackson before that. Like current Knicks point guard Toney Douglas, Jackson has an enormous wingspan (reportedly seven feet), which obviously is a tremendous defensive advantage in the NBA. But unlike Douglas, Jackson is a traditional point guard who quarterbacks an offense.
Tommy's Take

DraftExpress- Jimmer Fredette, PG 6'2 BYU- Tommy's Take There is simply no question that Jimmer is a pro, and will be a good one. But like most picks he has to find himself in the perfect situation in order to have immediate success. Take James Harden for example. Everyone loved him and it's taken him some time to be a major factor, like he is this playoffs. Jimmer would be very comfortable with Mike D'Antoni, but will the Knicks coach be here long term? Defense is obviously a huge question mark on a team that plenty of holes already on D although Steph Curry disagrees.

Tags: 2011 Prospects, Chris Singleton, jordan williams, kenneth faried, Klay Thompson, Malcolm Lee, Text, Toney Douglas, tyler honeycutt, Willie Reed
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