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Nuggets Exercise Options On Faried, Hamilton

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Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets grabs a rebound against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 10, 2012 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets grabs a rebound against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 10, 2012 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets have exercised third-year options on forward Kenneth Faried and swingman Jordan Hamilton for 2013-14.

Faried averaged 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds as a rookie last year. He’s averaging 11 points and 5.8 rebounds after five preseason games.

Hamilton, acquired from Dallas in a three-team trade in June 2011, averaged 4.4 points and 2.4 rebounds as a rookie last year. He’s averaging 12.3 points after three preseason games this year.

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