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Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/16/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 255
College: Maryland
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A broken right pinky finger will sideline Alex Len for the remainder of the Las Vegas Summer League.
Len broke his finger when it got caught in an opponents jersey during his Summer League debut. He also missed 40 games his rookie season as he recovered from a surgically-repaired left ankle, but he should be good to go by training camp. The Suns selected Len with the No. 5 pick in the 2013 draft. Jul 13 - 1:46 PM

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Alex Len - C - Suns

Suns center Alex Len will play without any restrictions at Summer League.

Len missed 40 games during an injury-plagued rookie campaign, and his surgically-repaired left ankle was a primary culprit, but it seems he's fully recovered. He also claims to have added 10 pounds of muscle since the season ended, which is a default statement for most players, but Suns beat writer Matt Petersen confirmed that Len looks "significantly" bigger.
Jul 8 - 3:51 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len is expected to play in Las Vegas Summer League.

Due to multiple issues with his ankle, Len did not participate in the event last year. The rookie mustered just 8.6 minutes per game despite Miles Plumlee slowing down as the year went on. There could be a chance for Len to get minutes in 2014-15, but he has to stay healthy and learn how to score.
Jun 13 - 1:55 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Suns rookie Alex Len plans to stay in Phoenix this summer, where he'll be "getting healthy, getting stronger and getting better."

"Missing last summer hurt me a lot," said Len, who struggled with injuries and averaged 2.0 points on 42.3 percent shooting as a rookie. "I just need to try to play as much as I can because the game was too fast for me this year. It is going to slow down with getting playing time." Len has considerable upside but we'll need to see it on the court before recommending him as a fantasy pick next season.
Apr 19 - 9:29 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Suns rookies Alex Len and Archie Goodwin will play extended minutes in Wednesday's season finale.

Goran Dragic is the only starter who will not play, but guys like Eric Bledsoe, Gerald Green, P.J. Tucker and Channing Frye will have their minutes curtailed in favor of player development. Len and Goodwin have played three minutes combined in April, as the Suns were focused on chasing a playoff spot, so it's nice to see them getting an opportunity to play.
Apr 16 - 9:19 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len started at center again on Sunday despite the return of Miles Plumlee (knee), but he had just three points and three rebounds in 15 minutes vs. the Warriors.

Len's stats as a starter have been underwhelming, at 6.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, but it seems Phoenix may continue to ride their rookie big man even as they chase a playoff spot in the competitive West. He blocked a shot tonight for the first time in March and doesn't belong on fantasy rosters outside of the absolute deepest leagues.
Mar 9 - 11:43 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len started for Miles Plumlee (right knee sprain) on Thursday, but had just six points, three rebounds and five fouls in 11 minutes.

Maybe things would have gone better without the foul trouble, but if you started him in a daily league, the move clearly backfired. Plumlee is day-to-day and wasn't playing well when healthy, so there's not a lot of hope for Len, even if he stays in the starting lineup for a couple games.
Mar 7 - 12:23 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len will start against the Thunder on Thursday.

With Miles Plumlee ruled out of Thursday's game against Oklahoma City, Len will pick up the second start of his NBA career. Len played 19 minutes and racked up six points and six rebounds in his first start of the season on Tuesday and coach Jeff Hornacek was pleased with his play. "He fumbled a couple balls and missed the layup, but I thought he was active. He battled the big guys and got us some rebounds, so he did a good job," Horacek said. Len could make for an interesting start in daily leagues, but owners in standard leagues shouldn't go rushing out to grab the 2013 NBA Draft's fifth overall selection just yet.
Mar 6 - 1:14 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored six points and grabbed six boards during the first start of his career on Tuesday against the Clippers.

He drew the start for the Suns with Miles Plumlee (knee) out tonight and basically filled his role with the 19 minutes of playing time. Plumlee should be back soon, so there's no reason to add Len in almost any format.
Mar 5 - 1:36 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len will make his first NBA start against the Clippers on Tuesday in place of Miles Plumlee (knee).

He's received three DNPs in his last four games and has fallen out of the rotation, so his minutes are not expected to be high at all. Len played just 9.4 minutes per game in February and he probably won't be cracking 20 minutes tonight even though the Suns need as much size as they can get against DeAndre Jordan. Fantasy owners can ignore him for now.
Mar 4 - 8:26 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len came off the bench for seven points, 10 rebounds and a block in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

Len is starting to come on a bit and actually played more minutes than a struggling Miles Plumlee tonight. There's no reason to pick Len up unless you're in a very deep league, but owners of Plumlee will want to watch this situation closely, as a 50-50 timeshare would be bad news for him going forward.
Jan 30 - 12:08 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len practiced Tuesday despite having bruised his knee in a drill the day before.

Beat writer Craig Grialou reports on Twitter that the knee is sore but shouldn't affect his status. And this news shouldn't affect your roster either.
Jan 21 - 3:10 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Suns rookie Alex Len recorded multiple career-highs on Sunday with nine points and six rebounds in just 16 minutes of action.

Although this is a great sign for Phoenix as they look toward the future, it doesn't mean much for Len's immediate fantasy value. Among other things, the Suns hosted a Nuggets team which gives up the fifth-most points to opposing frontcourts, and Denver's defense has been particularly atrocious over the past few weeks.
Jan 19 - 11:35 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len was ejected in the second quarter of Wednesday's game for a flagrant-2 foul.

He fouled Nick Young very hard at the rim and it caused an altercation. Len has played terribly so far this season and has committed more fouls than points scored, so the Suns won't miss him much.
Jan 15 - 10:12 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len committed five fouls in seven minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

His rookie season is going about as terribly as Anthony Bennett's. Len has length in the paint and has grabbed some nice contested boards on the year, but he's way off the fantasy radar.
Jan 12 - 12:37 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Isaiah Thomas
3Tyler Ennis
4Archie Goodwin
SG1Eric Bledsoe
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Gerald Green
3T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
3Anthony Tolliver
4Shavlik Randolph
C1Miles Plumlee
2Alex Len
3Alec Brown