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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
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Suns coach Jay Triano said he will make a lineup change vs. the Bucks on Monday.
Triano isn't going to reveal his starters until closer to tip-off and didn't hint at anything either. Devin Booker and T.J. Warren are the only starters that should be locked in, so Tyler Ulis, Dragan Bender and Tyson Chandler could be looking at new roles tonight. Stay tuned. Jan 22 - 1:37 PM

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Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len notched his first double-double in nearly a month on Sunday, coming off the bench for 12 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and one block in 19 minutes.

Len hit 6-of-7 field goals but he was 0-of-2 at the line, and his extreme efficiency masks the fact that he played fewer than 20 minutes for the fifth consecutive game. The potential is obvious, but Len is impossible to trust while Tyson Chandler is active and the frontcourt rotation includes Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender and (occasionally) Greg Monroe.
Jan 15 - 12:59 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len posted just two points, three rebounds and one steal in eight minutes of action on Sunday.

Marquese Chriss didn't return after straining his hip in the second quarter, but Dragan Bender (20 points, six boards, four assists) wound up going off while earning backup center minutes. Len's role is murky at best while Tyson Chandler is starting, and he's still just an optimist's stash in case Phoenix turns him loose closer to the All-Star break.
Jan 7 - 11:31 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len played 15 minutes with 10 points, five rebounds and one foul against the Spurs on Friday.

He got worked on defense and coach Jay Triano may have tried to get a little too cute with smaller lineups. He's still be able to do damage with his minutes in the 20s and he's not in the DNP-REST plan with Tyson Chandler and Greg Monroe, so he's still a hold depending on what centers are available in your league.
Jan 5 - 11:27 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len played only nine minutes vs. Denver on Wednesday, going 1-of-6 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line for six points and five rebounds.

Tyson Chandler was resting tonight, but it was fill-in starter Greg Monroe who soaked up 35 minutes at center. We can't argue with Len's usage rate tonight (39.3%), but he continues to be too inconsistent for use in 12-team leagues. And unless Tyson Chandler gets shut down, it doesn't look like that's changing soon.
Jan 4 - 1:57 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len had another quiet night on Sunday, coming off the bench for three points, three rebounds and one block in 17 minutes of action.

Tyson Chandler played 31 minutes as the starter tonight, and Len's strict backup-center role is doing him no favors as long as Chandler is healthy. His usage rate tonight was a season-low 7.0%, which comes after a 7.5% usage vs. the Kings on Friday -- it's a discouraging trend, although Len should benefit with Chandler likely to rest either Tuesday or Wednesday this week.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 1 - 1:15 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len played 18 minutes with three points, five rebounds, one assist and two blocks against the Kings on Friday.

Coach Jay Triano went to his starters a lot earlier than usual to close this game, so that really hurt Len. He was playing well coming into this game and he's played in every game since Dec. 10. While he's almost certainly not going to start for the foreseeable future, Len is still a hold in standard leagues.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 12:35:00 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len played 21 minutes off the bench and hit 3-of-8 shots for eight points and six rebounds in Thursday's 97-95 win over the Grizzlies.

Tyson Chandler got the night off and Greg Monroe started, while Len cooled off after racking up between 13 and 19 rebounds in his previous three games. Len is still our favorite center in Phoenix, but the bottom line is all three of them are impossible to trust, given the random nights off for each of them.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 12:04:00 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored four points with 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 18 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

While he's been very good, he's probably not going to be starting. Coach Jay Triano talked about how he likes Len in his current role, and general manager Ryan McDonough said he likes the chemistry with Len and Isaiah Canaan. The best player of this committee seems to have won and Len's DNP-CDs may be behind him. He should be owned in standard leagues.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 03:21:00 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored 14 points with 14 rebounds, four assists and one block in Monday's 97-91 win over Dallas.

Len picked up his second straight double-double and his team-leading sixth of the season. He played 28 minutes for the second night in a row and hit 5-of-8 shots, while Greg Monroe picked up his second straight DNP-CD. There was never any doubt that Len was going to become the center to own in Phoenix, and hopefully this is a sign that the Suns are done with their three-headed monster at center.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:07:00 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len played 28 minutes during a 108-106 win over the Wolves on Saturday, grabbing a career-high 19 rebounds with 12 points, six assists, one block and two steals.

His dimes were also one off his career high. Based on the pattern, it was Len’s turn to get a DNP-CD, but he has now played in three straight games. Maybe the Suns will continue to play him or maybe a Greg Monroe buyout is coming. Either way, adding Len in standard leagues makes some sense because he's played fairly well since early October.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len blocked five shots with nine points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal in 18 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday.

His blocks were just one off his career high and he's improved more in that area lately. Good game aside, Len is likely looking at a game off against the Wolves on Saturday. He's still worth owning in most leagues because his value would go up if the Suns were to trade Greg Monroe.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 12:44:00 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len returned to action after sitting out on Saturday and had nine points, eight boards, three assists and a block on 4-of-4 shooting in Tuesday's loss.

The center rotation is a disaster in Phoenix, but both Len and starter Tyson Chandler (7 points, 10 boards, 1 steal, 2 blocks) played fairly well tonight, while Greg Monroe got the night off in this one. Owning any Phoenix center, or player for that matter, not named T.J. Warren is an interesting exercise in patience.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 12:29:00 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (knee) did not play on Saturday.

He was basically only available if there was foul trouble or an injury. It was basically Len's turn to sit here, so he should be ready for Tuesday against the Kings. Although, he now has had problems with his knee and ankle this month. He's still a decent stash if you can afford to wait until the Suns trade or buyout a veteran big. They're not in a rush, though.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 03:02:00 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (right knee hyperextension) is available to play Saturday against the Spurs.

Len has played in three straight games off the bench. However, with both Greg Monroe and Tyson Chandler (personal) available to play on Saturday, it's possible one of the Suns three centers will be smacked with a DNP-CD.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 01:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tyler Ulis
2Isaiah Canaan
SG1Devin Booker
2Troy Daniels
3Brandon Knight
SF1T.J. Warren
2Josh Jackson
3Danuel House
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Dragan Bender
3Jared Dudley
4Alec Peters
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Greg Monroe
4Alan Williams