Nuggets trade Kenneth Faried to Brooklyn in three-player swap

The Denver Nuggets have traded forwards Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur, along with a 2019 first and second round pick in exchange for Isaiah Whitehead, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

What It Means:

The move is a straight salary dump for Denver as they unload Faried's 13.8M deal plus Arthur's $7.5M into the Nets' cap space. The first-round pick is 1-12 protected and will likely convey to Brooklyn next year. No word on if the Nets' plan to keep Faried or buy him out.

Faried averaged 5.9 points and 4.8 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game with Denver last season.