Former NBA power forward, Kenneth faried, will debut this Saturday in the Puerto Rico basketball league with the Ponce lions. So will the former point guard, Mario chalmers, but with the Indians of Mayagüez.
31-year-old and experienced in China, Faried will replace Lions import Deon Thompson, who injured his ankle and will miss at least three weeks.
– Leones de Ponce BSN (@LeonesPonceBSN) October 1, 2021
The American forward has 11.4 and 8.1 rebounds in 478 NBA games with the Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets.
At 6’8 “(2.3 meters) tall and 220 pounds, ‘The Manimal’ has always been known for being an explosive player in the paint. However, his style of play lagged over time in an NBA that is becoming increasingly popular. plus big players with point guard skills and great distance shooting.
Faried will debut with Ponce, a team with 14 league championships, against the Cariduros from Fajardo.
Ponce ranks third in Division A with a 17-12 record, while Fajardo is one ahead at 17-11.
Chalmers, meanwhile, will debut with the Indians (13-16) against the Guayama witches (20-9), as confirmed by the team’s directive to the newspaper El Vocero. The 35-year-old guard was part of the Miami Heat that won two championships in a row in 2012 and 2013.