Houston Rockets officially sign free agent forward Kenneth Faried

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Kenneth Faried has been a tenacious rebounder and defender in his career.

The Houston Rockets remained busy on Monday, officially signing free agent forward Kenneth Faried to a contract.

The 6-foot, 8-inch Faried was bought out of his contract by the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, making him a free agent once he cleared waivers.

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Faried has only played in 12 games with the Nets this season, averaging 5.1 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

The Rockets hope to insert Faried into the lineup immediately with center Clint Capela sidelined due to injury.

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In order to make room on the roster for Faried, the Rockets waived forward James Nunnally who was on a 10-day contract with the team.

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