NBA Rumors: Lakers Could Sign Kenneth Faried As ‘Insurance Policy’ For Dwight Howard, Per ‘Heavy’


Kenneth Faried of the Houston Rockets reacts to a call during a 2019 playoff game against the Utah Jazz.

With the Los Angeles Lakers recently being granted a disabled player exception (DPE) for DeMarcus Cousins’ potentially season-ending ACL injury, the team now has an additional $ 1.75 million in salary-cap space to add another player to their roster ahead of training camp. But while the team may have found a potential replacement for Cousins after signing Dwight Howard last month, the fact remains that he missed all but nine games last season due to injuries and mostly posted career-low numbers for the Washington Wizards, per Basketball-Reference.

In a report published on Wednesday, Heavy listed three players whom the Lakers can consider signing now that they have been granted a DPE. Aside from Andre Iguodala and Carmelo Anthony – two players who have frequently been linked to the Lakers – the publication suggested a third potential acquisition in Kenneth Faried, who has not been mentioned as often as a candidate to be signed by Los Angeles despite his proven resume as an NBA veteran.

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NBA Rumors: Lakers Could Sign Kenneth Faried As ‘Insurance Policy’ For Dwight Howard, Per ‘Heavy’

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