Video: Rockets’ Kenneth Faried connects with James Harden, posterizes Kelly Oubre Jr.
It didn’t take long for him to be familiar with the Rockets’ system. He immediately built on-court chemistry with superstar James Harden, and it has worked wonders for Houston.
They showed that great connection in this play.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) March 16, 2019
Kenneth Faried set the pick for James Harden, who then passed him the ball as he was cutting to the basket. He was met by Phoenix Suns swingman Kelly Oubre Jr at the rim, but The Manimal just posterized him with a vicious one-hand slam.
The Rockets indeed struck gold when they got Faried.
After the uninspiring end of his tenure with the Denver Nuggets, Faried thought he’ll have the opportunity to showcase his talents with the Brooklyn Nets. Unfortunately, he rarely played for the franchise, and both sides eventually decided to part ways.
With Houston, Faried has been really impressive. He willingly accepted the roles given to him. Whether he’s starting or coming off the bench, he exerts a lot of effort and helped the team significantly this season.
The Rockets are now third in the Western Conference standings, and Kenneth Faried has been one of the main reasons why they continue to climb up the standings and gain momentum heading into the playoffs.