Due to the complexity of the L’s CBA rules, the Denver Nuggets had to come up with a new deal for star forward Kenneth Faried.

The original 5-year, $60 million pact was changed to $50 million over four years.

Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw knows that Faried will now be a bigger target for opposing defenses.

Per the Denver Post:

The sides had earlier agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract beyond this season but it did not comply with rules of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA). In order to do that, they had to make Faried a “designated player.” And according to the CBA, a designated player’s first-year salary is the maximum, which means Faried would have been paid a max contract under those rules.

 

This contract is an average of $12.5 million per season. The deal will likely be signed Wednesday.

 

“When his contract and all that stuff is taken care of, and it’s done and all of the numbers come out, and all of the accolades that he got from this summer and how he ended up last season, he’s going to have to learn how to play a different way as well,” Shaw said. “Because he will be a point of emphasis for other teams to game plan against, whereas before maybe he wasn’t.”