SALT LAKE CITY — Kenneth Faried heard the chatter. He was aware of what was being said about him while he sat near the end of the bench this season. Terms like "washed up" and "has-been" were tossed around with his name while he tried to find his place in his post-Nuggets NBA career. Faried never let any of the negative noise puncture his confidence. He knew he wasn't done in the NBA. And he was right. It's hard to imagine the Rockets without him. Faried's presence has been key to the team's success since he joined the squad in January. Since "unleashing the Manimal" in Houston, Faried, 6-8, has used his fiery play to help the Rockets in any role in which they've put him. "I'm in a good place,"
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