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Alex Len | Center | #21

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/16/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 250
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (5) / PHO
Contract: view contract details

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Alex Len pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds against the Lakers on Friday, adding 17 points, two assists and two blocks in 27 minutes.
After the game, Len said this was a top-three game in his NBA career. He owned the paint and kept the Lakers in check in halfcourt sets. The Greg Monroe addition shouldn't really hurt Len much because the Suns really want to get him going as a defender and as a paint scorer. He should be owned in standard leagues and hopefully he can start putting a string of games together. Nov 18 - 2:13 AM

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Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored nine points with 13 rebounds in 21 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday.

Even though he didn't rack up the fouls, he was awful on defense and was late on numerous defensive plays. Greg Monroe may have the upper hand to keep the starting job, but Len was never really going to get 30 minutes on a consistent basis this early in the season anyway. He's still a decent hold in standard leagues and has nice long-term upside later this season.
Nov 17 - 1:17 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored one point with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 20 minutes against the Lakers on Monday.

After a monster 21-point, 13-board Friday, Len has been very quiet and played just 20 minutes in each of his last two. He should wind up getting closer to 24 minutes once Tyson Chandler gets his minutes dialed back and Chandler has struggled to stay healthy, so Len is still a hold in standard leagues.
Nov 13 - 11:35 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored four points off the bench against the Wolves on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 20 minutes.

He did avoid foul trouble, but Tyson Chandler looked better than expected. Len can still do damage as a backup and he's played well overall, so he is still a hold in standard leagues.
Nov 12 - 1:55 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len exploded in 40 minutes against the Magic on Friday, scoring 21 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

See what happens when he's not committing dumb fouls? Coach Jay Triano talked about Len's fouling issues and chalked it up to his movement and his last-second move to catch the refs eye. Len has been effective when he's on the court, and Tyson Chandler (back) was ruled out fairly early today. In case you can't tell by the stat line, Len should be owned in all leagues and has monster upside in DFS.
Nov 10 - 11:38 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len battled serious foul trouble during his start for Tyson Chandler (back) against the Heat on Wednesday, finishing with six points and three rebounds in 19 minutes.

Anyone who started him in DFS was probably on edge because he didn't get out of the negatives for fantasy points until the fourth quarter. Len's propensity to make bad fouls will continue to keep his playing time down, so it'll be tough to count on him for 30 minutes on almost any night. Bad game aside, Len should still be owned in standard leagues with Chandler on the shelf.
Nov 9 - 12:26 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len will start for the Suns on Wednesday in place of Tyson Chandler (back).

Greg Monroe isn't going to play tonight, so it should be Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender getting backup minutes in the middle. It's a tough matchup vs. Hassan Whiteside, but Len's owners should still be enthused for the potential bump in minutes tonight.
Nov 8 - 8:31 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

If Tyson Chandler (back) can't play on Wednesday, Alex Len would start against the Heat.

That would mean the Suns would also have to play Dragan Bender and/or Marquese Chriss at center behind Len. Plus, Len and Hassan Whiteside had an altercation earlier in their careers, so that could be something to watch. Len could be in for a big night, assuming he avoids fouls trouble.
Nov 8 - 7:22 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len hit just 1-of-6 shots and 5-of-7 free throws for seven points, 14 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in Monday's loss.

He played 25 minutes (two more than Tyson Chandler) and while he didn't do much offensively tonight, you have to love the rest of his line. He is averaging 7.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and a block over his last five games, and should get better as the season progresses. He's worth holding in 12-team leagues, especially if you're required to start two centers.
Nov 6 - 11:58 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len hit all five of his shot attempts on Sunday, scoring 12 points with three boards, two steals, one assist and one block in just 18 minutes.

Len is playing well lately but minutes are a persistent issue -- he's logged more than 25 minutes once all season. That could be an abundance of caution due to his injury history, or a desire to build up Tyson Chandler's (seven points, 14 boards in 29 minutes) trade value, and Len isn't helping his own case with frequent foul trouble. It's not easy to rely on him in 12-team leagues right now, but his rest-of-season outlook is still promising.
Nov 5 - 10:21 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored four points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 15 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday.

He was probably going to close this game out, but foul trouble got him big time. Len continues to play well and it looks like his big preseason was no fluke. He will have to deal with some fouling issues, but his minutes should trend up this season and he should be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 1 - 10:48 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len hauled in a season-high 15 rebounds during Tuesday's win vs. the Nets, while scoring six points in 25 minutes off bench.

Len made 2-of-5 field goals and three of his boards came on the offensive glass. He didn't have any assists or defensive stats, and starting center Tyson Chandler had the game's highest plus/minus rating at +26 tonight, but Len's season-long outlook is still terrific. The defensive stats will come soon enough.
Nov 1 - 12:03 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored 12 points with eight rebounds, one steal and one block in 22 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

Tyson Chandler's legs just aren't there this year, so it feels like it's just a matter of time before Len gets more run. Still, he's getting 23 minutes per night already and he's flirting with a double-double in the vast majority of games. Despite his unreal output in blocks during the preseason, it's not really there in the regular season. That'll come, but make sure he's owned in standard leagues.
Oct 29 - 12:42 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored 13 points with 13 rebounds in 30 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

He closed this game out next to Tyson Chandler as coach Jay Triano wanted two bigs out there following the injury to Marquese Chriss (ankle). Len was arguably the most impressive center in the preseason with his league-leading block total and now he should get at least 20 minutes per game, so he should be added in standard leagues.
Oct 26 - 1:54 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored four points with seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 21 minutes against the Lakers on Friday.

He locked down most of the backup center minutes and he looked better than Tyson Chandler in this game. Len had a strong preseason and he's probably earned a role with minutes in the low 20s. If you're in need of a big man in a competitive league, Len could be your guy.
Oct 21 - 2:22 AM

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