Alex Len

Alex Len (PHX)  “The Kraine” nike 

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PHXCenter: 7’1, 260 lbs; 5th year, Maryland 

NBA Role: scoring pivot • UnderDOG

Alex Len’s career line (around 7 points & 6 boards) suggests he’s a future double-double guy, right? well, it’s not that simple; the 5th overall pick in 2013, Len is so money but doesn’t even know it yet; someone (perhaps Earl Watson?) legit needs to light a fuse underneath Len, a 7-footer who doesn’t always play with fire but possesses some head-turning moves on offense – high-arching swan J, soft floaters, mutilating one-handed throw downs; to his credit, Len picked it up a notch the latter half of 2015-16, earned a ton of starts in ’16-’17; needs to be more efficient on offense, while not sacrificing too much on D (OK rim protector); who’s Len’s PnR partner? – Booker*, Bledsoe or Knight?; it’s now or never for PHX to decide on Len’s future as a building block; has never had a real, pass-first PG to work with; on the cusp of Star UnderDOG status

*Book assisted 40 of Len’s FGs in 2015-16

DOG Status: UnderDOG

Signature Shot: swan J

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 75


Couple DOG Facts:

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Career: 6.9 points/game, 6.2 rebounds/game, 47% FG

Avg. career-high 7.6 rebounds/game (2015-16)

More on “The Kraine”

“Featured Lights”

  • “How Good Am I?” Will the real Alex Len please stand up? (via DownToBuck; Mar. 2016):