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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 for Tyson Chandler (flu) on Monday but had just six points, five rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes.
The Suns rolled with a small lineup for the most of the night, so Len never got loose. He played quite well when he was on the court, hitting 3-of-4 shots, and there's still a chance the Suns bench Chandler and get an up-close look at Len the rest of the way. But for now, Len is a luxury hold with hopes that he breaks out at some point. Jan 16 - 11:42 PM

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Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len will draw the start on Monday vs. the Jazz.

Tyson Chandler (illness) has been ruled out, so Len will see a healthy dose of minutes if he can stay out of foul trouble. It's not clear who will back up Len, but Alan Williams would make the most sense given the Jazz's size up front. Len looks like a nice short-term pickup and he could have solid value later in the season if the Suns deal Chandler.
Jan 16 - 8:09 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len scored seven points with three rebounds and one block in 10 minutes against the Mavericks on Thursday.

Len was listed as questionable heading into this game, but ended up playing. He is now averaging 13.8 minutes, 8.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game in January. He has displayed his upside in some instances this season, but the lack of playing time has kept his ceiling capped.
Jan 13 - 1:09 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len checked in on Thursday night in the first quarter.

Never trust the game notes. After being listed as questionable, Len should be fine.
Jan 12 - 10:32 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len (right hip contusion) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Thursday against the Mavs.

This is a weird one. Len had a right hip contusion last month and has looked fine since. If for some reason he can't play, Alan Williams could be in the rotation tonight.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 12 - 3:05 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len scored two points with one block in a season-low six minutes in Sunday’s 116-120 loss to the Cavs.

The Cavs had a 16-point lead to start the second half, so the Suns couldn’t afford to have Len out there as they needed scorers. Prior to this contest, he was averaging 17.7 minutes, 11.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game in January. He should go back to playing his 17-20 minutes on Thursday against the Mavs, a team he scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds against a couple of nights ago.
Jan 8 - 11:15 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len played 16 minutes and hit 4-of-7 shots for nine points, eight rebounds and three blocks in Tuesday's 99-90 win over the Heat.

Sixteen minutes aren't enough for the young big man, but he's quietly averaging 6.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and a block over his last five games in 20 minutes. Eventually you have to think the Suns are going to put Tyson Chandler on the shelf, but until it happens, Len isn't worth using on most nights. But if you are in a deeper league and want to stash him, it may pay off in the end. And yes, Chandler went off with 20 rebounds against the Heat tonight, which likely kept him on the floor a little longer than usual.
Jan 4 - 12:34 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len played 24 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday with nine points, five rebounds, one steal and four blocks.

He's seen his playing time rise with 14 minutes on Saturday, 20 on Monday and 24 tonight. Len may have played his best game this month and seems to be making fewer mistakes on both ends. The Suns will likely let him play more down the road, but he'll still hold value with the way he's blocked shots this season. If you need a big who can make free throws, Len could be your guy.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:32:00 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len (right hip) scored eight points with seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 14 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

He looked fine after missing two games due to a contusion. Coach Earl Watson seems like he wants to give Tyson Chandler some heavy run for now, but that'll change once the Suns fall out of the race. Len will hover around top-120 value now, but could be on the rise later this season.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 08:34:00 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len (right hip) is available to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

He's finally over his right hip contusion and should get some action tonight. Coach Earl Watson is playing Tyson Chandler 31.6 minutes per game over the last five outings, so that amount of run may drop. Watson also has rarely used Len-Chandler lineups, so Len may only get minutes in the upper teens tonight. He's worth a look if you need a big man, but figures to be inconsistent.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 03:45:00 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len (hip) has been ruled out for Thursday against the Spurs.

The Suns will hold him out for another game. Len has a bruised hip and is only day-to-day. Coach Earl Watson loves what he's getting out of Tyson Chandler, so expect him to play a bunch. Alan Williams will back him up. Len is a questionable to player to own.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 08:06:00 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len (hip) is questionable for Thursday against the Spurs.

He's been dealing with a bruised hip, which likely occurred from a fall last week. Len has had some durability issues in his career, especially with his surgically-repaired ankles. He'll likely be a game-time call and is losing some value with Tyson Chandler playing outstanding ball. Alan Williams would be the backup sans Len.
Source: NBA.com
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 04:41:00 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len (hip) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks.

T.J. Warren (head) has also been ruled out. Len was a game-time call, so he's likely day-to-day. With Len on the shelf, Tyson Chandler should be a strong play for his rebounding, while Alan Williams could be in the rotation and is a sneaky pickup in deeper leagues after he showed his upside when given the chance in November.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 07:53:00 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len (hip) is a game-time call against the Knicks on Tuesday.

Len has yet to miss a game this season, but the fact that he has a chance to play suggests that the injury is minor. If Len sits, look for Tyson Chandler to get the bulk of the center minutes, while Alan Williams could be in the rotation again.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 07:27:00 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len faded on Sunday, coming off the bench for six points, four rebounds, one assist and one block in 15 minutes.

Tyson Chandler was awesome tonight, racking up an efficient 14 points and 21 rebounds, and there was no opportunity for a 'twin towers' frontcourt against the Pelicans. Len is foul-prone and he'll be inconsistent as long as Chandler is logging 25+ minutes as the starting center, but he has tantalizing potential if the Suns eventually turn him loose.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 01:09:00 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Jared Dudley
3Dragan Bender
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams