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Alex Len | Center/Forward | #21

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/16/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 260
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (5) / PHO
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Alex Len had another single-digit scoring game on Wednesday with six points on 3-of-4 shooting, nine rebounds, two blocks, one steal and two turnovers in 23 minutes.
Tyson Chandler's return to the starting lineup has done Len no favors, but it's not all bad news. Len has seven straight games with at least two blocks, the longest streak by a Suns player since Jermaine O'Neal in 2012, and he's averaging 9.9 rebounds during that stretch. He's worth holding onto in most formats. Dec 1 - 1:54 AM

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Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Suns coach Earl Watson praised Alex Len for his rim protection.

"His timing is getting better," Watson said. "You get timing through experience. Practice can’t create that environment. You have to get in-game minutes." Len is averaging 9.6 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over his last five games, and it sounds like Watson wants to keep feeding him minutes even with Tyson Chandler back in the mix. He will be a little inconsistent, but could have a strong finish to the season once the Suns focus on player development.
Nov 28 - 12:21 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len grabbed 10 rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench on Sunday, to go with five points, one steal, two blocks and one turnover.

Len actually started alongside Tyson Chandler to begin the second half of action, so it'll be interesting to see if Earl Watson wants to move forward with the Twin Towers experiment again. However, the Len-Chandler starting lineup didn't work out last year, and Len can be maddeningly inconsistent, so we'd recommend a wait-and-see approach here in most settings.
Nov 27 - 7:27 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

Through nine games as a reserve this season Len owns meager averages of 8.0 points, 6.5 boards and just 1.1 blocks per game through 19.7 minutes a night, so his value is obviously going to take a sizable hit with the move back to the bench. Tyson Chandler returns to the starting five.
Nov 27 - 2:58 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len turned the ball seven times against the Wolves on Friday, scoring six points with 11 rebounds and four blocks in 29 minutes.

A big man cannot turn the ball over seven times in a game, especially with just six shots from the field, no dimes and 29 minutes. The Suns have talked about running offense through Len, but tonight didn't help that case going forward. Even though Tyson Chandler returned, maybe Len can keep his value as a guy with minutes in the upper 20s.
Nov 26 - 1:47 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len will start at center against the Wolves on Friday.

The Suns will bring Tyson Chandler (personal) off the bench and intend to play him. Len is playing some of his best ball of his career, so he should still get close to 30 minutes tonight. He's still a hold for now, but his value could fall off soon.
Nov 25 - 8:36 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Coach Earl Watson said Alex Len is "growing every game" this season.

The Suns tried Len at power forward last year, but it failed miserably. "He doesn’t get a lot of touches, but when he does, he’s efficient with it," Watson said. "I think he could, one day in the future, be a guy you could play out of the post with, just watch him work and pass and go to work." Len is playing a lot better and is coming off a strong 17-point, 12-board game. He should be owned at least until he cools off.
Nov 24 - 6:42 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len double-doubled vs. Orlando with a team-high 17 points and 12 rebounds, adding two blocks in 35 minutes of action.

Len made 6-of-10 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs and he continues to thrive in the absence of Tyson Chandler. He did commit three turnovers and the Suns have the league's worst assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.23 -- they didn't help themselves tonight with 15 dimes vs. 17 turnovers, but that obviously doesn't detract from Len's strong performance. He's worth deploying until Chandler returns, at a minimum.
Nov 23 - 10:13 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len started for Tyson Chandler (personal) again on Monday and hit 3-of-5 shots for 11 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 31 minutes of a loss to the Wizards.

Chandler's missed several games since the death of his mother and he doesn't sound likely to play on Wednesday either. If that's the case, Len's a great option in all formats.
Nov 21 - 10:08 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len scored nine points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

He had a tough time with The Process and the Suns just struggled on defense. Len is having a better season this year on the whole, improving his field goal percentage from 42.3 last year to 47.2 this year. Plus, his blocks and board rates are also on the rise. If he can continue to get minutes in the 20s, he should have value. Of course, he'll have to hold off Alan Williams.
Nov 19 - 10:29 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len double-doubled against the Pacers in a 116-96 win on Friday, scoring 10 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and three steals in 22 minutes.

Len was on his way to a big game, but he got a side of Big Sauce with Alan Williams playing the final 19 minutes tonight. Len should get another start on Saturday against the 76ers, but it may be more of a 50-50 split with Williams. Len is worth a look for anyone needing a short-term boost at center.
Nov 18 - 10:26 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len will start against the Pacers on Friday night.

His last two starts didn't go well, averaging 9.5 points, 8.5 boards, 1.0 blocks and 2.0 turnovers. Len did have a great game back on Nov. 9 and he should get a big chance against the Pacers tonight. We'll see some more Marquese Chriss and maybe even Alan Williams gets in the mix tonight. Tyson Chandler (personal) could miss additional time, so give Len a look for short-term value.
Nov 18 - 5:16 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len finished Wednesday's game with seven points, four rebounds and one block in 21 minutes vs. the Nuggets.

The fourth-year center moved back to the bench with Tyson Chandler active, ending a four-game run as a starter. He posted 9.8 points and 10.0 rebounds in 25.3 minutes during those starts, compared to just 19.4 minutes as a reserve this season, and he's a cut candidate outside of deep leagues.
Nov 17 - 12:40 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len started Sunday's game vs. the Warriors but he played just 18 minutes, finishing with nine points on 4-of-5 shooting, six rebounds, three assists and three turnovers.

Len was coming off consecutive double-doubles in relief of Tyson Chandler (personal), but both teams went small early and often tonight. Chandler has re-joined the team and should be considered day-to-day, but it makes sense to keep rolling Len out there until we see Chandler on the court.
Nov 13 - 10:44 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len is listed as the Suns' starting center on Sunday.

Tyson Chandler is with the team but inactive. Len is coming off two excellent performances and is worth deploying with a hefty role awaiting him tonight.
Nov 13 - 7:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
3John Jenkins
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
3Derrick Jones Jr.
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Jared Dudley
3Dragan Bender
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams