Kenneth Faried aka The Manimal had quieted down a bit but during the World Cup games he became a breakout star yet again.  This time it was perfect timing as he became eligible for a contract extension.  The Denver Nuggets obviously liked what they saw as they gave Faried a mega extension.

Shay Marie

via Yahoo Sports:

Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has reached agreement on a five-year, $60 million contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports….

The deal includes a partial guarantee in the fifth year that assures Faried he will make no less than $52 million over the life of the contract, sources said.

The deal works well for both sides as it’s not the max but it’s still quite a bit of money for the young emerging star.  Faried brings energy and athleticism to the team.  He also averaged 13.7 points a game on .573 shooting percentage last season, plus got 8.6 boards a game, not bad.