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Alex Len | Center/Forward | #21

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/16/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 260
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (5) / PHO
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Barring a surprise, Alex Len is planning to sign his $4.2 million qualifying offer to stay with the Suns.
The Suns open training camp on Sept. 26, but Len is expected to sign the deal prior to that. Len and the Suns weren't able to agree on a long-term deal and he will hit unrestricted free agency in 2018 -- Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN said they want to see how much he develops in 2017-18 before committing to him. The Suns are shopping Tyson Chandler, but Len will compete with Alan Williams for the backup center role until they find Chandler a new home. Sep 21 - 9:43 AM

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Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len has withdrawn from the Ukraine national team and will not participate in EuroBasket.

Len is still a restricted free agent. As a result, he was likely advised to skip EuroBasket in order to avoid risking an injury before inking a new contract. Len is only 24 and possesses intriguing upside, but he's coming off a disappointing season. The Suns sat most of their veterans over the second half of last year and Len saw increased minutes but was not overly impressive. He averaged 9.3 points and 7.8 rebounds in 23.0 minutes over 34 starts.
Aug 29 - 11:24 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len "has potential to become most attainable" restricted free agent, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

You could tie this into an earlier report that the Suns want to keep their cap space low, and there were reports late in the season that the Suns were going to wait until 2019 before they went after free agents. Secondly, you could say this means the Suns are more likely to keep Alan Williams as a backup five man while they also want to get Marquese Chriss some minutes at the five. While Len did have some bright spots, it's fair to say his 2016-17 season was a letdown. A change of scenery could certainly get him going.
Jul 1 - 6:54 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

The Suns have extended a qualifying offer to Alex Len, making him a restricted free agent.

The Suns will now be able to match any offer that Len receives on the open market this offseason, and they also can offer him the most money during free agency. Len has been consistently inconsistent throughout his career thus far, so he's not really on the standard league radar at the moment.
Source: Real GM
Jun 27 - 3:18 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len scored eight points with four rebounds and one turnover in 12 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.

As per usual, foul trouble cut his minutes down early, and Alan Williams was terrific off the bench. Len was actually playing well with a double-double in his last game, so his owners shouldn't totally press the panic button. Although, his floor is a lot lower now that Dragan Bender is in the mix.
Apr 6 - 12:38 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting with seven rebounds and two blocks in 16 minutes vs. the Blazers on Saturday.

After getting a quick hook in the first quarter due to a pair of fouls, Len had a monster third quarter to salvage his night before fouling out with just over three minutes to go in the fourth. Len has been trending up for a while with averages of 10.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 steals on 49.3 percent shooting over his last 10, so he’s a solid option on Sunday vs. Houston. With Len and Alan Williams both hitting restricted free agency this summer, it will be interesting to see which direction the franchise goes in.
Apr 2 - 12:31 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len scored 12 points with three rebounds, one block and two turnovers in 18 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

He held his own in the paint against DeAndre Jordan. Len has struggled against some bigger fives due to giving up position, but he's been much better in that regard lately. His fantasy owners should be pleased with his output over his last five, averaging 10.8 points, 6.0 boards, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals. Plus, Alan Williams has taken a step back in the last two weeks. Len is worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 31 - 12:49 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len scored eight points with three rebounds and one block against the Hornets on Sunday.

He's been able to keep his fouls down for the most part and he's actually had a strong five games. In those losses, he averaged 10.6 points, 7.6 boards, 1.8 blocks and 0.4 steals. Alan Williams is the preferred player here, but Len is still someone to consider for those looking to bolster points, boards and blocks.
Mar 26 - 3:56 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len finished with 11 points (on 4-of-6 shooting), 11 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 25 minutes in a blowout loss to the Nets on Thursday.

This was the second straight double-double for Lin, who tallied 12 points and 11 boards on Tuesday. At the advanced age of 23, Len was actually the oldest starter for the Suns on Thursday. With T.J. Warren (foot) ruled out, Phoenix rolled out the youngest starting lineup in NBA history, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The average age of Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss, Tyler Ulis, Derrick Jones Jr. and Len is just 21 years, 14 days.
Mar 23 - 11:19 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len played 36 minutes and hit 5-of-13 shots for 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Heat.

Alan Williams missed this one with an illness so Len was the man in the middle and came through with a solid line. But Williams has been outplaying him from the bench and should be back sooner than later.
Mar 21 - 10:57 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len played through foul trouble on Sunday to post 11 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

Len shot 3-of-12 from the field in his previous game, so the shooting was an improvement, but he struggled to check Andre Drummond without fouling him. Like clockwork, Len was again outplayed by backup big man Alan Williams, who notched 11 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one blocks without any turnovers in 26 minutes.
Mar 19 - 7:20 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len scored nine points with 10 rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks against the Magic on Friday.

This was easily his best game in some time. Len hit the glass and didn't give up low-post position, both of which have been major problems. We're not ready to say "he's back" just yet, but maybe he can get it going. He'll get Andre Drummond on Sunday, so give him a look if you're looking for a big man to stream on Sunday.
Mar 18 - 1:38 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len (hip) scored six points during a start with eight rebounds and two steals in 17 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.

It's tough to tell what's wrong with Len, but he's just not right. He and Alan Williams are both restricted free agents this summer, so the Suns may not keep both. Len just can't be used in most fantasy leagues right now.
Mar 16 - 1:54 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Coach Earl Watson said Alex Len (hip) is ready to go against the Kings on Wednesday.

Watson said Len will be "fine" for this game. The Suns seem to like the idea of playing Marquese Chriss at the five, so we'll see where Len fits in from here. He can stay on the wire and this news doesn't really affect Alan Williams too much, assuming Tyson Chandler is still out of the rotation.
Mar 15 - 8:24 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len (hip) said he will try to play Wednesday vs. the Kings.

Len has spent the past two games on the sidelines with a minor hip injury, but perhaps he'll be able to return to the court for Wednesday's game. He was playing like garbage prior to going down, so it'll be interesting to see if he's immediately re-inserted into the starting five, or if head coach Earl Watson decides to stick with rookie Derrick Jones Jr. Either way, Len isn't worth owning in most leagues.
Mar 14 - 5:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Tyler Ulis
3Mike James
SG1Devin Booker
2Brandon Knight
3Davon Reed
SF1T.J. Warren
2Josh Jackson
3Derrick Jones Jr.
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Dragan Bender
3Jared Dudley
4Alec Peters
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams