In an announcement made Thursday, NBA forward Kenneth Faried has signed with BDA Sports for representation. Faried, 30, spent the last season with Zhejiang Guangsha in the China Basketball Association (CBA) averaging 17 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks per game. He was surprisingly buyout by the organization after seven games. In the 2018-19 season, Faried was briefly signed with the Brooklyn Nets before heading overseas.
BDA Sports International has strong ties with both NBA players and transitioning them to overseas market. With their current NBA roster having players like Luka Doncic, Goran Dragic, Patrick Beverley, Nikola Vu?evi? among more. While players that have transitioned from the NBA to overseas have been players such as Willie Reed, Luke Babbitt, and more. Notably, BDA Sports represented new Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Steve Nash and Hall of Famer Yao Ming.
The veteran forward has been in several discussions with teams looking for experience and depth at the forward position. As teams look to matchup better with small ball lineups, Faried still has value. BDA Sports has a footprint in both markets and gives him an opportunity to weigh out all his options for the upcoming season.