Nets forward Faried arrested for marijuana possession

Kenneth Faried was traded to the Nets after seven years with the Nuggets this offseason.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kenneth Faried was arrested in Southampton, N.Y., for unlawful possession of marijuana, according to multiple reports.

Faried was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly being in possession of more than two ounces of marijuana. He was transported to police headquarters and released on $500 bail.

The Nets acquired Faried in a trade with the Denver Nuggets in July, and Brooklyn has indicated it intends to keep him — despite initial reports that his contract would be bought out. Faried is owned $13.8 million in the final year of his contract next season.

Faried, 28, is 6-foot-8 and spent the first seven years of his career in Denver before being traded to the Nets. After a promising start to his career, he dropped out of the rotation under Nuggets coach Mike Malone. He averaged a career-low 5.9 points and career-low 4.8 rebounds in a career-low 32 games last season.

For his career, Faried is averaging 11.4 points and 8.2 boards, numbers the Nets are hoping he can come close to duplicating.

Along with Faried, the Nets acquired big man Darrell Arthur, a 2019 first-round pick and a 2020 second-rounderĀ in the trade, sending guard Isaiah Whitehead to the Nuggets in return. The first-round pick is top-12 protected.