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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 started on Sunday, but only managed to get on the court for 14 minutes, ending his evening with six points, nine boards and two steals.
That's two consecutive unimpressive outings for Len, which is particularly concerning given that Tyson Chandler has been out of the rotation for these past two games. Len was again severely outplayed by Alan Williams, so it'll be interesting to see what head coach Earl Watson's rotations look like on Tuesday with a matchup against the Grizzlies. At the moment, Len is more of a deep league stash. Feb 26 - 7:03 PM

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Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Bucks.

Len was able to see 35 minutes his last time out as a starter, but Tyson Chandler was rested for that game, so it'll be interesting to see how many minutes Len can earn with Chandler active. Eric Bledsoe, Devin Booker, T.J. Warren and Marquese Chriss will join Len in the starting five for today's matinee.
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len got the start for a resting Tyson Chandler against the Bulls on Friday, scoring four points with seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 35 minutes.

He flopped big time with this massive opportunity. There will still be more chances coming for Len with the Suns saying they want to get a long look at him before he becomes a restricted free agent this summer. Alan Williams continues to outplay him, but Len is worth a pickup in standard leagues with Chandler certainly getting more rest going forward.
Feb 25 - 12:40 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len is listed as the starter for Friday against the Bulls.

Well, it looks like the youth movement didn't take long for the Suns. General manager Ryan McDonough mentioned Len will be playing a lot more going forward as the team wants to get a look at Len before he becomes a restricted free agent. Plus, the GM said Tyson Chandler was "phenomenal" about his new role as being more of a coach for the young guys. If you need a big man, you might want to add Len.
Feb 24 - 7:28 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

General manager Ryan McDonough expects Alex Len to take on a bigger role the rest of the way.

Tyson Chandler also hinted that the younger guys are going to play more. Len has not been very good lately, averaging 7.5 points, 5.5 boards and 1.0 blocks in 16.6 minutes per game. Len should be looking at minutes in the 20s going forward, so he's still an attractive stash for owners needing a big man. He'll need to play better and keep his fouls down, though.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 24 - 4:36 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len scored 15 points with nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks before fouling out in 23 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday.

He averaged 3.0 fouls in 19.6 minutes per game prior to Wednesday, but foul trouble has always been one of his biggest weaknesses. Len shot 5-of-10 from the field and turned the ball over six times, but anyone who punted with him in DFS will live with that. If Tyson Chandler is moved before the Feb. 23 deadline, Len will be on the standard-league radar as a pickup. As for tonight's line, Len took advantage of a great matchup in a blowout win, so there's not much to see here.
Feb 16 - 1:04 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Pelicans and scored 10 points with seven rebounds and one block in 19 minutes.

This was a solid game for Len and he hit 4-of-10 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line, but his ceiling is always going to be limited while Tyson Chandler is active. There's a good chance that the Suns will move Chandler before the Feb. 23 deadline, so stashing Len through the All-Star break if you need a big isn't a bad idea. He's been pretty underwhelming this season, though.
Feb 14 - 12:54 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len got the start for Tyson Chandler (ankle) during a 133-102 loss to the Rockets on Saturday, scoring 13 points with eight rebounds, two assists and one block in 20 minutes.

His first stint was a complete disaster, checking out with the Suns down 20-3 and 7:39 left in the first quarter. Coach Earl Watson said Len had a tough night and talked about how this was an opportunity for him. The third-year big man just hasn't been good this year and he's lost some stash appeal. He's still worth a look if you need a big man. While this line was solid, he really needs to play better, though.
Feb 12 - 12:16 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len is in the starting lineup on Saturday vs. the Rockets.

Len was suspended for Friday's game vs. the Bulls, but now he's in the starting lineup in place of the injured Tyson Chandler (ankle). Len really hasn't played well this season and Alan Williams had a monster double-double on Friday, but both players are on the radar as short-term pickups. We'll have an update on both following the game.
Feb 11 - 8:47 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len has been suspended for Friday against the Bulls.

He left the bench area during the altercation on Wednesday, so this was likely to happen. Len actually had a good game on Wednesday with 11 points, but now Alan Williams should play more. Plus, this also sets up even better for Marquese Chriss.
Feb 10 - 2:36 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len came to life vs. Memphis on Wednesday, scoring 11 points with five rebounds, one steal, two blocks and a rare 3-pointer in 28 minutes of action.

Len has made three 3-pointers in his career, so don't read anything into the perimeter basket tonight. The minutes were his highest since early December and his role is too mercurial to own in most leagues, but this serves as a reminder of his upside. If the Suns ever lean toward shutting down Tyson Chandler, Len will be a red-hot pickup overnight.
Feb 9 - 12:55 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len played just six minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday with one point, three rebounds, one assist and two fouls.

Fouling is keeping him on the bench and Len is in one of his slumps again. He does have some upside as a stash, but it's looking less likely Tyson Chandler is dealt. Although, Chandler is very injury prone. If you're going to stash Len, just know you're not going to be getting much while Chandler is active.
Feb 2 - 1:42 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len played 11 minutes with four points, three rebounds, two assists and two fouls against the Nuggets on Thursday.

The Suns did use the rare two-center combo with Marquese Chriss getting into foul trouble. On the other hand, they went with some super small lineups during this game to limit the centers to just 35 of the 48. Len is only a stash right now.
Jan 27 - 12:36 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len double-doubled in 24 minutes vs. the Wolves on Tuesday, scoring 11 points with 10 rebounds.

He shot 4-of-5 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line, but turned the ball over three times. The important takeaway here is that Len logged 13 of his 24 minutes next to Tyson Chandler, so that certainly improves his outlook going forward even though the Suns have made it clear that they're hesitant to trade Chandler. Regardless of what happens at the trade deadline, we expect Len's minutes to trend up as the season draws to a close which makes him a nice stash in 14-team leagues.
Jan 24 - 11:58 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len played just eight minutes against the Cavs on Thursday, scoring four points with three rebounds, one block and no fouls.

The Suns went with smaller lineups, which isn't surprising after Len played just six minutes in the last game vs. the Cavs. Plus, coach Earl Watson continues to talk up Tyson Chandler and has hinted he won't be looking to deal him. Len could have some low-end value and the Suns won't go this small too often, so Len is still a stash and his owners shouldn't panic. That said, he needs some things to happen to have consistent value in standard leagues.
Jan 19 - 9:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Ronnie Price
4Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
SF1T.J. Warren
2Derrick Jones Jr.
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Jared Dudley
3Dragan Bender
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams