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Alex Len | Center

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/16/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 260
College: Maryland
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Alex Len scored 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting with a career-best 11 rebounds and career-best five blocks against the Kings on Friday.
Len logged just 23 minutes but this output comes off some real momentum and he's a must-own player in standard leagues. We can't guarantee that there aren't hiccups, but the upside is right and he looks like he has taken a proverbial step forward. Dec 27 - 5:02 AM

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Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored 17 points with seven boards in a win over the Mavericks on Tuesday, adding one steal and one block before fouling out in 28 minutes.

He has really shown a lot of improvement this season and is starting to make some noise in fantasy leagues. He was able to shoot a very efficient 6-of-9 from the field and has shown an excellent ability to alter shots at the rim. Len has now fouled out of three games this season, but if he can keep producing numbers like these he will be worth a look in all leagues.
Dec 24 - 12:36 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len blocked four shots in a win over the Wizards Sunday, adding eight points, eight boards and one assist in 24 minutes.

While he was a perfect 3-of-3 from the field, Len made just 2-of-6 from the free throw line and had five fouls on the night. Len has a steep learning curve in the NBA, but as long as he continues to start over Miles Plumlee he will be worth a look for owners in need of blocks and rebounding.
Dec 21 - 8:45 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len blocked three shots against the Knicks on Saturday with four points, eight rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes.

He hasn't been unleashed in the starting lineup and the Suns won't be playing him more than 25 minutes for a while. Miles Plumlee is not really a threat to his playing time and the Suns going small so often hurts him more. Len has upside in blocks and shoots the ball well, so he's worth a look in 14-team leagues.
Dec 20 - 3:55 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len committed just two fouls in 19 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday with 10 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

He was destroyed in the early going against Al Jefferson, but turned it around as the game went on. Len is extremely raw, but the Suns seem committed to him as their starter. It shouldn't be long before he's seeing 24 minutes or so, and he has enough upside to be a standard league asset. There's not much need to add him in standards yet, though.
Dec 17 - 11:56 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len is listed as the probable starter to face the Hornets on Wednesday.

There wasn't much of a doubt, but it's worth a quick mention. Len was a letdown in his first start on Monday, fouling out in 19 minutes. The second-year center also has 6.2 fouls per 36 minutes, so this is a problem. He is still a very good shot blocker and shoots the ball well, so there is some upside here. He should be on the radar in standard leagues.
Dec 17 - 3:11 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len fouled out in his first start against the Bucks on Monday, making 2-of-7 from the field for six points, six boards, one steal and three blocks.

He was a great fit for the Suns with their smaller guys around him. Len has a good rapport with Eric Bledsoe and does have 0.9 blocks per game in just 18.2 minutes. On the downside, his fouls are way too high, so he'll need to get that rectified to have a nice run. Still, the upside in blocks to go with solid percentages make him a desirable, high-ceiling player. He's more of a stash, though.
Dec 16 - 1:31 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len will start in place of Miles Plumlee on Monday against the Bucks.

Miles Plumlee will come off the bench tonight. The Suns were destroyed up front last night against the Thunder and Plumlee hasn't progressed at all. Meanwhile, Len has shown some flashes and he certainly deserves a look as the starter. If you need a center in a deeper league, feel free to give him a look.
Dec 15 - 7:59 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len played 20 minutes against the Raptors on Monday during a 104-100 loss with two points, seven rebounds and one steal.

He didn't play great, but he was much better than Miles Plumlee. Len seems to be gaining ground in Plumlee, but the Suns aren't going to be allowing him to play big minutes any time soon. He's more of a stash in deep leagues.
Nov 24 - 11:55 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len is modeling his game after Roy Hibbert.

A very interesting choice for the second-year big man. "I feel mobile," he said, which is a big deal considering his issues with both ankles last season. "(The ankles) definitely feel much healthier," he added. Len is splitting time with Miles Plumlee in a timeshare at center, but there's a good chance Len could find himself with his role continuing to grow going forward.
Nov 24 - 11:20 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

The Suns plan to split minutes at center between starter Miles Plumlee and backup Alex Len, according to coach Jeff Hornacek.

Plumlee and Len are expected to check out after five-to-six-minutes stints. "That's about their limit," Hornacek said. "Once they hit that, they start to tail down a little bit because we ask them to do a lot in terms of running the court for a big guy." This is bad news for fantasy owners of either player, though at the moment both guys are clinging to 12-team value in just 20-25 minutes per game.
Nov 22 - 10:50 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len played just 19 minutes against the 76ers on Friday with four points, four boards and one steal.

He has two sub-par games in a row since a breakout game on Monday. The Suns might not be ready to unleash Len just yet and perhaps they're a little worried about him getting hurt. We'll keep an eye on him, but his owners should be expecting much in the next month or so.
Nov 21 - 9:57 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len came off the bench for six points, four rebounds and five fouls in 16 minutes on Wednesday.

He came in playing very well and has his sights set on stealing Miles Plumlee's job, or at least stealing his minutes. He took a step backwards tonight, but likely would have been much better if he hadn't been hacking the opposition tonight. Keep an eye on this position battle.
Nov 20 - 1:02 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len had a career high in points for the second consecutive night, scoring 19 points with seven rebounds, one steal and three turnovers on 8-of-10 from the field in 29 minutes against the Celtics on Monday.

He did have a couple bad plays and committed a bad foul on Rajon Rondo at the end of the game, but Len looks fantastic right now. He had an impressive 17-11 line against the Clippers on Saturday and it's pretty clear he's gunning for most of the minutes at center. He might not start, but getting 25-plus minutes will definitely make him worth owning in standard leagues.
Nov 17 - 11:14 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored a career-high 17 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 26 minutes against the Clippers during a 120-107 loss on Saturday.

He fell off the map in the previous five games, failing to top five points or five boards in any game with just one block in that span. Len has a chance to get minutes this year because Miles Plumlee is far from safe to get consistent playing time. We'd like to see it again, but owners in deep leagues might want to beat the rush and grab him.
Nov 16 - 3:15 AM