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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
Contract: view contract details

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Alex Len scored 16 points in 24 minutes on Friday with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes.
He got all he could eat in the second unit with a 33.6 usage rate tonight. Len continues to struggle around the basket, which really makes it tough to draft him. Maybe he can improve this year, but most owners can take a wait-and-see approach. Oct 22 - 1:20 AM

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Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len (back spasms) was able to scrimmage on Monday.

He was in uniform for Friday's game, but he did not play. This is Len's first noteworthy battle with back spasms, so there's no reason to be concerned here. He's likely to split minutes at center with Tyson Chandler, but Marquese Chriss could eat into his playing time.
Oct 17 - 3:57 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len (back spasms) will not play on Friday.

He was in uniform for the warmups and it doesn't sound serious, but it's never good to see back spasms pop up on the injury report. For now, he should be considered day-to-day.. Len should split the center minutes with Tyson Chandler after the power forward experiment failed last season.
Oct 14 - 9:36 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len is questionable to play on Friday.

There is no reason given on Len, so it's possibly just rest. If he's out, there should be a lot of minutes available for Marquese Chriss and Alan Williams.
Oct 14 - 8:32 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len fouled out of Wednesday's game with 15 points (3-of-10 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs), seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 20 minutes.

Tyson Chandler was ruled out due to a lingering hamstring ailment, and his long injury history is one more reason to like Len as a bounce-back candidate this season. Len's free throw shooting has improved each year in the NBA, to 72.8 percent last season, which lends credibility to tonight's solid mark at the stripe. He still needs to prove that last year's dips in FG percentage (42.3 percent) and blocks (0.8) were a fluke.
Oct 13 - 12:20 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len posted four points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block on Wednesday, playing 26 minutes as the Suns' starting center.

Len shot just 2-of-7 from the field and 0-of-2 from the line and he was overmatched by Rudy Gobert on both ends, failing to capitalize on the absence of Tyson Chandler (personal). Len took a step backward last season but he has enough potential to be worth a late-round pick if you need a center.
Oct 6 - 12:48 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len and Marquese Chriss will start for the short-handed Suns on Wednesday.

Jared Dudley (knee) and Tyson Chandler (personal) are both out tonight, allowing the Suns' young guys to step up in the rotation. They're expected to join Eric Bledsoe, Devin Booker and T.J. Warren in the starting unit.
Oct 5 - 9:01 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len said he's trying to find a balance between blocking shots and staying vertical.

"Sometimes, you just jump vertical. Sometimes, you just got to go block that [expletive]," Len said. The Ukrainian big man saw his block rate get cut in half last year, which really took a lot of his fantasy appeal away. On top of that, he really struggled as a scorer. He does have some post-hype appeal because he's a solid foul shooter, so keep an eye on him at camp.
Sep 30 - 11:26 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said the team has yet to discuss a contract extension with Alex Len's agents.

Len will become a restricted free agent after the 2016-17 season if an extension isn't reached before October 31, but that doesn't mean the Suns aren't interested in keep the big man around. "We want to see how it goes in training camp and preseason and then we’ll revisit it as a staff probably the last week or last 10 days of October," McDonough said. Still just 23 years old, Len should be able to take another step in his development this season and is worth a late-round flier in standard fantasy league drafts.
Sep 27 - 12:00 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len double-doubled vs. the Kings on Monday, scoring 16 points on 7-of-18 shooting with 12 boards, one assist and one block before fouling out in 38 minutes.

Tyson Chandler was out with a concussion, so Len was able to play all the minutes he could handle tonight. The Suns have no incentive to rush Chandler back, so Len could be looking at a heavy workload on Wednesday vs. the Clippers in the regular season finale. Len vs. Cole Aldrich should be a lot of fun.
Apr 12 - 12:57 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len handed out a career-high seven assists against the Rockets on Thursday with six points, eight rebounds and one turnover.

It seemed like he was a little wiser in the post and looked to share the ball. Before tonight, Len was almost always forcing his shot on low-post isolation plays, but he was a lot better in that regard. He'll be one of the more interesting players to watch next season.
Apr 7 - 10:49 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len missed all eight of his shot attempts vs. the Jazz, finishing a home loss with just three points, six rebounds and two turnovers in 35 minutes of action.

Call it the Jazz effect. Utah holds opposing frontcourts to a mere 54.6 points per game, second only to the Spurs, and Len was simply their latest victim. He's prone to sustained shooting slumps, due partly to poor shot selection, but should bounce back vs. Al Horford and the Hawks on Tuesday.
Apr 3 - 9:09 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len made 1-of-10 from the field for four points with eight rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

Just when it looked like his bad shooting games were behind him. Len gets a terrible matchup on Sunday against the Jazz, so his owners should be prepared for another dud.
Apr 2 - 1:32 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len had his way vs. the Bucks on Wednesday, hitting 8-of-13 shots to finish with 17 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 39 minutes.

Milwaukee has given up the seventh-most points to opposing frontcourts this season (61.5 ppg), and they've been even worse in their past five games (67.8). Len was set up for success due to the matchup and the absence of Mirza Teletovic (illness), but he's been hot lately and should be deployed despite tough matchups this weekend on Friday (vs. Washington) and Sunday (vs. Utah).
Mar 30 - 11:28 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len scored 14 points on 7-of-12 from the field with 13 rebounds, one assist, three steals and five turnovers in 37 minutes against the Wolves on Monday.

He shot the ball a lot better in this one. Len had four dunks in this game, so hopefully he'll continue to get more of those to help buoy his efficiency. He should be owned in standard leagues despite some shooting woes in the past week.
Mar 28 - 11:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
3Archie Goodwin
4John Jenkins
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Jared Dudley
2Marquese Chriss
3Dragan Bender
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams