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Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (20) / 6/16/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 255
College: Maryland

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Suns rookies Alex Len and Archie Goodwin will play extended minutes in Wednesday's season finale.
Goran Dragic is the only starter who will not play, but guys like Eric Bledsoe, Gerald Green, P.J. Tucker and Channing Frye will have their minutes curtailed in favor of player development. Len and Goodwin have played three minutes combined in April, as the Suns were focused on chasing a playoff spot, so it's nice to see them getting an opportunity to play. Apr 16 - 9:19 AM

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Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len started at center again on Sunday despite the return of Miles Plumlee (knee), but he had just three points and three rebounds in 15 minutes vs. the Warriors.

Len's stats as a starter have been underwhelming, at 6.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, but it seems Phoenix may continue to ride their rookie big man even as they chase a playoff spot in the competitive West. He blocked a shot tonight for the first time in March and doesn't belong on fantasy rosters outside of the absolute deepest leagues.
Mar 9 - 11:43 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len started for Miles Plumlee (right knee sprain) on Thursday, but had just six points, three rebounds and five fouls in 11 minutes.

Maybe things would have gone better without the foul trouble, but if you started him in a daily league, the move clearly backfired. Plumlee is day-to-day and wasn't playing well when healthy, so there's not a lot of hope for Len, even if he stays in the starting lineup for a couple games.
Mar 7 - 12:23 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len will start against the Thunder on Thursday.

With Miles Plumlee ruled out of Thursday's game against Oklahoma City, Len will pick up the second start of his NBA career. Len played 19 minutes and racked up six points and six rebounds in his first start of the season on Tuesday and coach Jeff Hornacek was pleased with his play. "He fumbled a couple balls and missed the layup, but I thought he was active. He battled the big guys and got us some rebounds, so he did a good job," Horacek said. Len could make for an interesting start in daily leagues, but owners in standard leagues shouldn't go rushing out to grab the 2013 NBA Draft's fifth overall selection just yet.
Mar 6 - 1:14 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored six points and grabbed six boards during the first start of his career on Tuesday against the Clippers.

He drew the start for the Suns with Miles Plumlee (knee) out tonight and basically filled his role with the 19 minutes of playing time. Plumlee should be back soon, so there's no reason to add Len in almost any format.
Mar 5 - 1:36 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len will make his first NBA start against the Clippers on Tuesday in place of Miles Plumlee (knee).

He's received three DNPs in his last four games and has fallen out of the rotation, so his minutes are not expected to be high at all. Len played just 9.4 minutes per game in February and he probably won't be cracking 20 minutes tonight even though the Suns need as much size as they can get against DeAndre Jordan. Fantasy owners can ignore him for now.
Mar 4 - 8:26 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len came off the bench for seven points, 10 rebounds and a block in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

Len is starting to come on a bit and actually played more minutes than a struggling Miles Plumlee tonight. There's no reason to pick Len up unless you're in a very deep league, but owners of Plumlee will want to watch this situation closely, as a 50-50 timeshare would be bad news for him going forward.
Jan 30 - 12:08 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len practiced Tuesday despite having bruised his knee in a drill the day before.

Beat writer Craig Grialou reports on Twitter that the knee is sore but shouldn't affect his status. And this news shouldn't affect your roster either.
Jan 21 - 3:10 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Suns rookie Alex Len recorded multiple career-highs on Sunday with nine points and six rebounds in just 16 minutes of action.

Although this is a great sign for Phoenix as they look toward the future, it doesn't mean much for Len's immediate fantasy value. Among other things, the Suns hosted a Nuggets team which gives up the fifth-most points to opposing frontcourts, and Denver's defense has been particularly atrocious over the past few weeks.
Jan 19 - 11:35 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len was ejected in the second quarter of Wednesday's game for a flagrant-2 foul.

He fouled Nick Young very hard at the rim and it caused an altercation. Len has played terribly so far this season and has committed more fouls than points scored, so the Suns won't miss him much.
Jan 15 - 10:12 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len committed five fouls in seven minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

His rookie season is going about as terribly as Anthony Bennett's. Len has length in the paint and has grabbed some nice contested boards on the year, but he's way off the fantasy radar.
Jan 12 - 12:37 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len returned to the lineup for the first time since November 20 against the Bulls on Tuesday, playing six minutes with three points, two boards and one turnover.

His one bucket came on an offensive board and he was able to get pretty deep position while he was out there. Len was very slow getting up and down the court and it looks like he needs some extra conditioning, so it's likely going to be a while before he's able to be a consistent contributor.
Jan 8 - 12:35 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len is warming up with the Suns on Saturday for the game against the Bucks.

He was back at practice on Thursday and looks to be close to a return. Len's ankles have kept him out of the lineup since Nov. 20 and have kept him to just 31 minutes on the entire season. Fantasy owners can leave him on the wire for now, especially with Miles Plumlee out of his slump.
Jan 4 - 9:07 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) practiced with the Suns for the first time since November and thinks he is about ten days from returning to action.

"I felt good," Len said. "I felt much stronger. The ankle is still a little weak. I wasn’t putting a lot of pressure on my ankles. Otherwise, my body feels a lot stronger." The fifth overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft may provide a mid-season boost to the Suns, but he's still buried on the depth chart behind Miles Plumlee and a myriad of other options like Channing Frye and Markieff Morris. Until he proves otherwise, Len can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: AZ Central
Jan 2 - 9:22 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len's sore ankle caused him to sit out the Suns' past two games.

Len briefly returned to action last week, logging 10 minutes in two games, but has once again been relegated to the injury report. There's no reason to think he'll be healthy enough to hold reliable fantasy value as a rookie.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 11:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Archie Goodwin
3Ishmael Smith
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Leandro Barbosa
4Dionte Christmas
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Marcus Morris
PF1Channing Frye
2Markieff Morris
3Shavlik Randolph
C1Miles Plumlee
2Alex Len
3Vyacheslav Kravtsov
4Emeka Okafor