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Alex Len | Center

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/16/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 260
College: Maryland
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Alex Len will not play for the Ukraine in the European Championship.
He's not hurt and this is a precaution. Len has been struggling with injuries -- his ankles in particular -- and the Suns have to be happy with this move. For now, his fantasy value is tough to project with Markieff Morris on the block, but the Suns would likely get a power forward back in a deal. Len's upside is intriguing enough to make him your last pick. Aug 29 - 2:14 PM

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Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len is looking forward to learning from Tyson Chandler this season.

"He’s one of the best defensive bigs in the league. The way he blocks shots, the way he communicates. I think I can learn just from watching, just from being around him, add it to my game. I think it’s going to be great," Len said in regards to Chandler. "He’s a great leader. We needed a veteran last year. Somebody in the locker room, on the court, somebody we can look up to. So, I think it’s great for the team." Len's upside will be capped due to the arrival of Chandler, and considering his injury history it will be tough to target him in standard leagues.
Jul 24 - 12:24 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (rest) did not suit up for Sunday's Summer League game vs. the Pelicans.

The Suns don't want Len playing in back-to-back sets during Summer League, which is a smart move considering how he's struggled to stay healthy during his two years in the league. With Tyson Chandler in town, Len is going to have a tough time getting enough minutes to matter in standard leagues.
Jul 19 - 8:34 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len was productive in his 23 minutes of action on Thursday, scoring 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting to go with nine rebounds, one assist, four turnovers and four blocks.

Len was also a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe, although he did not attempt any 3-pointers, which is something he's said to be working on. Len had a very nice run with the Suns during his sophomore season, but the addition of Tyson Chandler to the roster severely limits his upside. There's been discussion of the two big men playing together, which would help his fantasy value, but it's difficult to see him being much more than a shot blocking specialist in deep leagues.
Jul 16 - 5:58 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len said he had a play drawn up for him which set him up for a 3-point attempt on Tuesday.

The Suns are legitimately attempting to play Len at the stretch five and they could also wind up playing him next to Tyson Chandler. Len did hit 70 of 100 treys in practice, so he has the capability to add it to his arsenal. Still, his fantasy appeal is down with the arrival of Chandler and he needs to stay healthy.
Jul 15 - 2:45 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (rest) will not play on Sunday.

The Suns don't want Len playing in back-to-back games at Summer League, which makes perfect sense since he's battled lower-body injuries for years. Len is healthy and coach Jeff Hornacek suggested that he'll earn some playing time alongside Tyson Chandler this season, but Chandler's arrival is still very bad news for Len's fantasy value.
Jul 12 - 4:44 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek said that there will be scenarios in which Alex Len and Tyson Chandler will be on the court together.

This is obviously great news for both players, and this could mean that they are not locked into a timeshare at the center position. Len has been working on his corner 3-point shot and could see some time as a stretch four next season, so this will definitely be something to watch during the preseason. Regardless, Len is a major injury risk and Chandler's presence will still impact his minutes, so owners should keep that in mind heading into next season.
Jul 10 - 1:24 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len said he has been working on his corner 3-pointers this summer.

Stretch fours and five are all the rage these days, so this isn't a surprise. Len only attempted three shots from beyond the arc last season and only had a grand total of eight attempts from at least 20 feet away. For now, we're not expecting Len to be contributing on treys much for next season.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 8 - 5:52 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len said that he will spend this offseason working on his post moves and improving his offensive game.

Alex Len's standard league fantasy value was essentially crushed when Tyson Chandler decided to sign with Phoenix. Unless Chandler goes down with an injury, Len won't be worth owning in standard leagues.
Jul 7 - 6:31 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

The Suns will look for backup centers for Alex Len in free agency.

Names like Kosta Koufos and Alexis Ajinca could be in the mix, but that's just speculation. Phoenix is committed to Len as its starter, but with his history of ankle issues, the Suns would be wise to prioritize bringing in a very capable backup.
Jun 29 - 9:18 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (nose) will remain sidelined for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

Len made some major improvements during his sophomore season, but it's hard to discount that injuries again limited him, as he only managed to make it through 69 games this year. He'll likely start next season as the Suns' starting center, and with averages of 6.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game with the starting unit this season, he'll certainly be someone to consider towards the later rounds of next year's draft as a shot blocking and rebounding specialist.
Apr 14 - 3:20 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (nose) will likely miss the rest of the regular season.

This move comes as no surprise as the Suns have little to play for and the big man can now be dropped in all fantasy leagues. Brandan Wright will fill in as the Suns' starting center for the rest of the regular season and should be owned in all leagues.
Apr 9 - 12:43 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (nose) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks, as expected.

He's targeting a return for Friday's game against the Pelicans, meaning he'll likely miss Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks as well. Brandan Wright will be the Suns' starting center for however long Len is out, and he needs to be owned in all leagues.
Apr 7 - 5:37 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (nose) is targeting a return to the lineup on Friday against the Pelicans.

He is getting fitting for a mask on Wednesday and will wear it in games, assuming he makes it back. That means we'll get at least two games of Brandan Wright getting big minutes at center and two more games with minutes in the 16-24 range. Wright is still worth starting in most leagues this week while Len can be dropped in most formats.
Apr 6 - 4:06 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len underwent surgery to repair his broken nose on Thursday, and he will remain sidelined for the next week of action.

Len is going to be re-evaluated next week, but at this point, it's safe to send him to the waiver wire in just about all formats. Brandan Wright will slot into the starting center spot with Len out, and with averages of 17.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks through two games as a starter this season, he has emerged as a must-own guy in all leagues. Earl Barron will have the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench, but he can't be viewed as a viable option in most leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 2 - 3:42 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Ronnie Price
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Archie Goodwin
3Devin Booker
4Terrico White
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
3Sonny Weems
4Kyle Casey
PF1Markieff Morris
2Mirza Teletovic
3Jon Leuer
4Cory Jefferson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len