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Alex Len | Center

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/16/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 260
College: Maryland
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The Suns will look for backup centers for Alex Len in free agency.
Names like Kosta Koufos and Alexis Ajinca could be in the mix, but that's just speculation. Phoenix is committed to Len as its starter, but with his history of ankle issues, the Suns would be wise to prioritize bringing in a very capable backup. Jun 29 - 9:18 AM

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Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (nose) will remain sidelined for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

Len made some major improvements during his sophomore season, but it's hard to discount that injuries again limited him, as he only managed to make it through 69 games this year. He'll likely start next season as the Suns' starting center, and with averages of 6.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game with the starting unit this season, he'll certainly be someone to consider towards the later rounds of next year's draft as a shot blocking and rebounding specialist.
Apr 14 - 3:20 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (nose) will likely miss the rest of the regular season.

This move comes as no surprise as the Suns have little to play for and the big man can now be dropped in all fantasy leagues. Brandan Wright will fill in as the Suns' starting center for the rest of the regular season and should be owned in all leagues.
Apr 9 - 12:43 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (nose) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks, as expected.

He's targeting a return for Friday's game against the Pelicans, meaning he'll likely miss Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks as well. Brandan Wright will be the Suns' starting center for however long Len is out, and he needs to be owned in all leagues.
Apr 7 - 5:37 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (nose) is targeting a return to the lineup on Friday against the Pelicans.

He is getting fitting for a mask on Wednesday and will wear it in games, assuming he makes it back. That means we'll get at least two games of Brandan Wright getting big minutes at center and two more games with minutes in the 16-24 range. Wright is still worth starting in most leagues this week while Len can be dropped in most formats.
Apr 6 - 4:06 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len underwent surgery to repair his broken nose on Thursday, and he will remain sidelined for the next week of action.

Len is going to be re-evaluated next week, but at this point, it's safe to send him to the waiver wire in just about all formats. Brandan Wright will slot into the starting center spot with Len out, and with averages of 17.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks through two games as a starter this season, he has emerged as a must-own guy in all leagues. Earl Barron will have the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench, but he can't be viewed as a viable option in most leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 2 - 3:42 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (nose) will miss one week after suffering a broken nose on Monday.

Just when he was getting it going, Len gets hurt again. He can be dropped in just about all leagues considering he's going to miss almost half of the Suns' remaining games. With Len out, Brandan Wright is now back to being a must-own player in all leagues. Expect to see some Markieff Morris at the five while Earl Barron could play some as well.
Apr 1 - 3:57 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len may have broken his nose on Monday and is getting an X-ray to confirm, according to the Suns broadcast.

He's having some bad luck with injuries. Len's ankle finally healed, but now he could miss time with this issue. Chris Kaman caught Len with an inadvertent elbow and it caused some bleeding. If he's out, Brandan Wright would get a big bump in minutes.
Mar 30 - 11:58 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len was quiet offensively on Sunday, scoring two points on 1-of-3 shooting, but he aided fantasy owners with 11 boards and two blocks in just 25 minutes.

Len isn't on a minute-limit but he's yet to exceed 30 minutes in March, as the Suns are obviously trying to protect the fragile health of his ankles, so he's unlikely to return more than late-round value. He's a mediocre option with three games on the Suns' schedule this week.
Mar 29 - 11:58 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len played 30 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with six points and five boards.

The Suns have dropped the minutes restriction on Len, so he's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Hopefully he doesn't suffer another aggravation to his surgically-repaired ankle.
Mar 28 - 2:20 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len blocked four shots in 25 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday with six points, nine boards, two assists and one steal.

He played 26 minutes on Sunday and should be able to stay in the 24-28 minute neighborhood as long as he stays healthy and avoids foul trouble. Len and Brandan Wright could both coexist and are worth owning in standard leagues. Wright had five points, seven boards, one assist and one block in 28 minutes.
Mar 26 - 3:01 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored 10 points with six boards on Sunday vs. the Mavericks, adding one assist and three blocks in 26 minutes.

Len was hesitant when he returned from injury on Saturday vs. the Rockets and wasn't moving very well, but he looked much more active tonight and didn't appear to be limited in any way. Len's ankle could flare up at any moment, but he is worth owning as long as he stays healthy.
Mar 22 - 11:58 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len returned from an ankle sprain and played 18 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday, making 2-of-10 from the field and 1-of-3 from the line for five points with six boards and one steal.

He looked fine on lateral movement, but Len wasn't elevating very well. He might need a couple games under his belt before he starts to put up numbers again. Plus, the emergence of Brandan Wright gives the Suns very little reason to risk it. Wright looks like the better player to own right now.
Mar 21 - 11:57 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) will start against the Rockets on Saturday.

He was doubtful this morning and apparently felt pretty good tonight. Considering Len has hurt his ankle three times in the past six weeks and he had surgery on it before his rookie season, the Suns will likely take it easy on him. He does have a big upside, but most fantasy owners can be reactive here and see how he does. Brandan Wright will lose some value, but he's still worth starting in standard leagues.
Mar 21 - 7:16 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) has been cleared to play against the Rockets on Saturday.

This report comes from the Houston side of things, so it's still not clear in what capacity the Suns will use Len. He hasn't gone through a full practice yet and he's unlikely to play more than 20 minutes tonight. If you have Brandan Wright, you should still be confident in using him. Although, Len getting cleared suggests Wright will lose some value going forward.
Mar 21 - 7:04 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Archie Goodwin
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Devin Booker
3Jerel McNeal
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Danny Granger
3T.J. Warren
4John Salmons
5Reggie Bullock
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jon Leuer
3Marcus Morris
C1Alex Len