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21 Alex Len C
Height/Weight: 7-1/255 | Birthdate: 6/16/1993 | Birthplace: Antratsyt, Ukraine | Team: Phoenix Suns | College: Maryland | NBA Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 47/18 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Report: Suns C Alex Len believed to have broken nose


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(12:24 am ET) Suns center Alex Len is believed to have suffered a broken nose on Monday, according to the Arizona Republic. He is getting x-rays done to diagnosis the injury.

Len, 21, is averaging 6.6 points and 6.6 rebounds on the season.


Suns center Alex Len cleared to play Saturday against the Rockets


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Suns center Alex Len has been cleared to play in Saturday's game against the Rockets, reports the Houston Chronicle. Len was unlikely to play in the game with an ankle injury, but tested prior to the contest Saturday.

Len, who is averaging 6.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, has missed the last two games with the injury. The Suns are currently 8-point underdogs.


Suns' Brandon Knight, Alex Len, Marcus Thornton doubtful Saturday


(3/21/2015) Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said guards Brandon Knight (ankle) and Marcus Thornton (toe) and center Alex Len (ankle) are all doubtful for Saturday's game in Houston, per AZCentral.com.

Knight has missed four games in a row due to his injury while Len has sat out two straight. 

Thornton has been used sparingly since recently joining the team via a trade.

The Suns are 8-point underdogs in Houston.


Suns rule Brandon Knight, Alex Len out of Thursday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Suns guard Brandon Knight (ankle) and center Alex Len (ankle) will not play in Thursday's game against the Pelicans, reports The Arizona Republic.

Knight and Len are each dealing with a sprained ankle. Marcus Morris and Brandan Wright will start in their place.

The Suns are 1 1/2-point underdogs.


Suns' Brandon Knight, Alex Len unlikely to play Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Suns guard Brandon Knight (ankle) and center Alex Len (ankle) did not practice Wednesday and are doubtful to play in Thursday's game against the Pelicans, reports The Arizona Republic.

"It doesn't look like they'll play [Thursday]," coach Jeff Hornacek said.

Knight is dealing with a sprained left ankle, while Len is suffering from a sprain in his right ankle.


Suns guard Brandon Knight, center Alex Len questionable for Thursday


(3/17/2015) Suns point guard Brandon Knight (ankle) and center Alex Len (ankle) did not practice Tuesday and remain questionable for Thursday's game against the Pelicans, per AZCentral.com.

Knight suffered a sprained left ankle March 9 against the Warriors while Len sprained his right ankle March 13 against the Hawks.

Knight is the Suns' leading scorer this season with 17.2 points per game and Len leads the team with 6.6 rebounds per game.


Suns' Alex Len says latest ankle injury is worse than previous one


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Suns center Alex Len sprained his right ankle during Friday's game and said the latest sprain is worse than the one in suffered in early February, reports The Arizona Republic.

"Just bad luck," Len said. "I landed on the ankle again. The ankle is a little weaker after the first game and I never actually got time to fully heal up. In the Brooklyn game, I tweaked it again but this time is worse."

The last time Len sustained an ankle sprain, he missed three games.


Suns center Alex Len confirms sprained ankle, out for Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Suns center Alex Len confirmed to reporters he sustained a sprained right ankle in Friday's game and will miss Sunday's game, reports AZCentral.com.

Len sprained the same ankle twice before this year, in February and in early March. He grabbed seven rebounds and dished out one assist before leaving Friday's game.


Suns C Alex Len leaves game early


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Suns center Alex Len will miss the remainder of Friday's game, according to the team.

Len has a sprained right ankle and the team is unsure of his return.

The 21-year-old has played well, but multiple ankle injuries are becoming a problem. He had two ankle surgeries during the summer of the 2015 season.


Suns list center Alex Len (ankle) as probable Monday vs. Warriors


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Suns center Alex Len is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Warriors, reports The Arizona Republic.

Len missed Saturday's game against the Cavaliers with a sprained ankle. In 60 games, Len is averaging 6.4 points and 6.5 rebounds.

The Suns are 5-point underdogs.


Suns center Alex Len out for Saturday's game with an ankle injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Suns center Alex Len will miss Saturday's game against the Cavaliers while dealing with an ankle injury, reports AZCentral.com.

Len, who is averaging 6.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, tried to test the ankle in pregame warmups, but it was later determined to keep the big man sidelined. Earl Barron will likely draw the start in his place.


Alex Len questionable for Suns with sprained ankle


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Suns center Alex Len sprained his right ankle late in Friday's game. That's the same ankle that required surgery during Len's rookie season, and he missed time last month after spraining it. 

Len was able to walk on the ankle after the game, but he's questionable for Saturday's game at the Cavaliers.


NBA fines Suns' Alex Len $20,000; Markieff Morris $15,000


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) The NBA fined Suns center Alex Len $20,000 for his role in an altercation during Monday's loss to the Heat, reports the Sun Sentinel.

Len and Heat center Hassan Whiteside were both ejected from the game after getting into the altercation. The NBA said Len was the instigator of the quarrel.

The NBA also fined forward Markieff Morris $15,000 for his Flagrant 2 foul on former teammate Goran Dragic. Morris was ejected from the game after a hard foul on Dragic.


Hassan Whiteside, Alex Len ejected after fight in third quarter


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Heat center Hassan Whiteside and Suns center Alex Len were both ejected from Monday's game after a fight broke out between the two in the third quarter.

Whiteside went up for a rebound and dunk and when he came down, Len pulled him off to the side. Whiteside then retaliated by diving at Len's legs to take him to the ground. Both teams rushed to both players before any punches were thrown. 

Whiteside finished with a double-double, scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds while Len posted a double-double of his own, scoring 10 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.


Suns expect Alex Len to be fine for Friday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Suns center Alex Len was able to participate in Wednesday's practice and coach Jeff Hornacek said he expects him to be fine for Friday's game at Minnesota, the team announced.

Len has missed the last three games due to an ankle injury. In 51 games, Len is averaging 6.3 points and 6.0 rebounds.


Suns to sit center Alex Len on Tuesday as a precaution


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) Although Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said center Alex Len would play in Tuesday's game against the Rockets if it were the playoffs, the Suns will keep Len sidelined to be cautious, reports The Arizona Republic.

It will be the third straight game Len has missed because of an injured ankle. In 51 games, Len is averaging 6.3 points and 6.0 rebounds. The Suns are 2 1/2-point favorites.


Suns center Alex Len unlikely to play on Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/8/2015) Suns center Alex Len is unlikely to play on Tuesday, according to azcentral.com.

Len did travel with the club, but his status remains uncertain. Len injured his ankle during Thursday's game, and has already missed two games due to the issue. Coach Jeff Hornacek said it's unlikely Len will return to action on Tuesday.

Len is averaging 6.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. 


Suns C Alex Len could stay out until All-Star break


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Suns center Alex Len underwent X-rays on his injured right ankle, which came back negative, reports the Arizona Republic. Len suffered the injury on a dunk in the third quarter, after logging only nine minutes. He left the arena in crutches, and coach Jeff Hornacek warned reporters that if he's dealing with a bad ankle sprain, he'll stay out through the All-Star break, per NBA.com.

"He'll get treatment on it," Hornacek said. "I don't know how long he’ll be out. With the All-Star, if it's a bad one, I’m guessing he'll be out through the break to give him the extra rest but I think we'll know more tomorrow…Aaron said when he landed, he rolled it, and so it's a twisted ankle."

Len is already out for Friday's contest against the Jazz, per the Salt Lake Tribune.


Suns' Alex Len doubtful to return after ankle injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Suns center Alex Len did not return to Thursday's game against the Blazers after spraining his right ankle.

Len suffered the ankle injury on a dunk but was able to walk to the bench without help. However, he went to the locker room to undergo X-rays on the ankle.

Len finished the game with five points on 2 of 3 shooting along with four rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in nine minutes. The Suns have a quick turnaround ahead with a game against the Jazz scheduled for Friday, though Len could be see on crutches after the game.


Suns' Alex Len scoreless in past two games


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) Suns second-year center Alex Len is beginning to see an increase in minutes. However, the scoring output hasn't come along with it. Len has gone scoreless in the past two games, both being losses against the Warriors and Grizzlies.

"The last few games, we played a really high tempo," Len said, via the Arizona Republic. "I just tried to defend and rebound. Last game, I only took two shots but I don't really care about that stuff as long as we're winning."

Len has done a good job in other areas, averaging six rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game this season. Len admitted that fatigue has set in during this second season as his minutes have increased considerably.

"I'm playing so many minutes, you're getting a little tired," Len said. "You've just got to pull through. We've got four more games until the all-star break so I'll get some rest."


Suns center Alex Len dealing with sore foot


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Suns center Alex Len is dealing with a sore foot, according to the ArizonaSports.com.

Len has excelled with the team recently, drawing praise from coach Jeff Hornacek. "I think he's got a great future," Hornacek said. He added, however, that the team needs to be cautious with their big man moving forward. "The one thing is we always have to be a little careful with the ankle. His foot is a little sore right now."

Len had ankle surgery last season, which limited his reps. Hornacek believes Len may have some tendinitis in his ankle. "I think he's got a little tendinitis in there," he said. "We just want to take it easy with him and make sure we don't wear him out."

Len is averaging 6.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.


Suns center Alex Len beginning to flourish as starter


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) Suns center Alex Len is starting to grow into his role with Phoenix and become a bigger contributor on the boards. On a team that ranks 17th in rebounds per game, it is much needed.

"For a big man, that's my bread basically," Len said. "That's how I eat."

Over his last four games, Len is averaging 11.8 rebounds and has reached double figures in each. Len hadn't had double digit rebounds since Dec. 26 and had only done so three times this season.

"He's taken steps forward almost every game with the things he does," coach Jeff Hornacek said.

Len gives credit to his workout regimen for his success over the past two weeks.
"Spending a lot of time in the weight room helps," Len said. "I'm not getting pushed around as much and just getting in my position and getting rebounds.

Suns C Alex Len doubles up vs. Cavaliers Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) Suns center Alex Len scored 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds in his team's 107-100 win over the Cavaliers Tuesday.

It's the second straight double-double for Len, who only managed three of them in his first 39 games of the season. He also chipped in three assists, one block and one steal in 37 minutes. The Suns will square off with the Timberwolves Friday.


Suns C Alex Len doubles up vs. Kings Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2014) Suns center Alex Len scored 10 points on 5 of 9 shooting while grabbing 11 rebounds in his team's 115-106 win over the Kings in Sacramento Friday.

Len's double-double was just his third of the season, and his 11 rebounds matched a career high. He also set a new career high by racking up five blocks in his 23 minutes of action. The Suns have followed up a six-game losing streak with a five-game (and counting) winning streak. They'll square off with the Lakers Sunday.


Suns establishing platoon system for Miles Plumlee and Alex Len


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) Suns coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters he would like to keep Miles Plumlee's and Alex Len's minutes relatively even at center. Hornacek added that he'd like to form a platoon system that plays each center five to six minutes at a time, according to the Arizona Republic.

"That's about their limit," Hornacek said. "Once they hit that, they start to tail down a little bit because we ask them to do a lot in terms of running the court for a big guy."

Plumlee has started all 13 games for Phoenix this season, averaging 5.9 points and 6.4 rebounds in 24.2 minutes per contest. Len has logged 19.0 minutes per contest and has averaged 6.2 points and 5.1 boards over that span.