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Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/16/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 260
College: Maryland
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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

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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
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) will test his ankle to see if he can play against the Rockets on Saturday.

He is considered doubtful, so he's probably going to have to persuade a couple people to get in the lineup tonight. Plus, Brandan Wright has been spectacular in the last two games and should be starting in all fantasy leagues. We'll have an update on Len's status in the next hour.
Mar 21 - 6:49 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) and Brandon Knight (ankle) are considered doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.

Len is showing improvement, but given the amount of trouble his ankle has given him during his short NBA career, the Suns will likely err on the side of caution. Len is no longer a must-own player with fantasy playoffs underway, and Brandan Wright should be in line for another terrific game on Saturday if Len continues to sit out.
Mar 21 - 1:14 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek said Len's injury is improving, but the big man was unable to participate in shootaround and won't play Thursday night. With Len out, Brandan Wright becomes a must-start against the Pelicans.
Mar 19 - 1:53 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) is unlikely to play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

Coach Jeff Hornacek said it doesn't "look like" Len and Brandon Knight will be out there. The pair are progressing and have a shot to return next week. Brandan Wright should have must-start value until Len is out. Len is a tough player to stash with three ankle injuries in 2015.
Mar 18 - 4:14 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) and Brandon Knight (ankle) are listed as questionable to play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

Both players haven't been practicing and are only running on an anti-gravity treadmill, so their chances aren't looking good for playing at home. With Len possibly out, Brandan Wright will get significant minutes again -- he double-doubled on Sunday in 37 minutes. Len isn't a must-stash player, but he does sound like he has a good chance to return next week.
Mar 18 - 2:28 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday, and his status has not yet been determined for Thursday's matchup with the Pelicans.

Len has admitted that his current ankle sprain is worse than the previous ones, and we're considering him doubtful for Thursday's game. If Len is again unable to go on Thursday, Brandan Wright will get all the run he can handle, and coming off an 18-point, 11-rebound outing, Wright would make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
Mar 17 - 4:19 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len said that his current ankle sprain is worse than his previous one.

"The ankle is a little weaker after the first game and I never actually got time to fully heal up. In the Brooklyn game, I tweaked it again but this time is worse." Len is without a clear timetable to return to action, so expect the Brandan Wright show to continue.
Mar 16 - 11:33 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) and Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Sunday.

Considering how frequently Len has been suffering ankle sprains, he's likely looking at a few games on the sidelines. At first glance, his sprain from Friday night didn't look to be as severe as his first one from last month, but fantasy owners probably have to consider cutting him because there's only one month left in the season. Earl Barron will likely start, but Brandan Wright is the guy you'll want in a great matchup for him.
Mar 14 - 4:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Archie Goodwin
3Kendall Marshall
4A.J. Price
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Marcus Thornton
4Seth Curry
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Danny Granger
3Reggie Bullock
4John Salmons
5T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
C1Alex Len
2Brandan Wright
3Earl Barron