• Phoenix Suns center Alex Len saves friend from drowning in Dominican Republic

    Arizona Republic "Being 7 feet 1 and transforming a spindly, 230-pound body on his 2013 NBA draft night into a sturdy, 260-pound pillar have made Alex Len a better basketball player for the Phoenix Suns. That size and strength were more vital when Len needed to save a friend’s life last week. “I thought I was..." May 06

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Alex Len is questionable for #SunsVsNets after respraining his ankle in practice today.

  • Suns center Alex Len unlikely to return to action this season

    Arizona Republic "Brandon Knight now has a weightlifting buddy at US Airways Center until the Suns return for their season finale Tuesday. Like Knight, Suns center Alex Len is now unlikely to play again this season due to injury. The Suns originally planned for Len to join the Suns on Thursday in New Orleans and..." April 09

  • Just what do the Suns have in Alex Len?

    Bright Side Of The Sun "What exactly do the Phoenix Suns have in Alex Len? And, should they develop Len over other options this summer? When the Suns drafted Len last year at #5 overall, he became their highest pick since the late 80s. Will he ever live up to that lofty standard? Or will other centers overshadow him..." April 06

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Alex Len had surgery on his broken nose today & is out at least a week. A week's absence would only leave 3 #Suns games to play with a mask.

  • Suns center Alex Len out 1 week for broken nose

    Arizona Republic "Suns center Alex Len will not be looking forward to returning to Portland next season unless he is feeling vengeful. The Moda Center and Portland centers have been unkind to him with their latest blow causing a broken nose that will sideline Len for a week. On the Suns' first trip there,..." April 02

  • Suns center Alex Len learning, toughening through experiences

    Arizona Republic "If Alex Len is going to spend the next decade manning the Suns' middle, Wednesday night's game was a starting point of sorts. Len had shared a NBA court with Sacramento tank/beast/All-Star DeMarcus Cousins for six minutes in two seasons before starting against Cousins for the first time..." March 27

  • Whiteside, Len Fined for Fight

    Basketball Insiders "Phoenix Suns center Alex Len has been fined $20,000 for initiating an altercation with Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside and attempting to take him to the floor. Whiteside has been fined $15,000 for escalating the incident by wrestling Len to the floor. Additionally, Suns forward Markieff..." March 03

  • Suns pick up options on Plumlee, Len, Goodwin; others not so lucky

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Just a few short years ago, it was nearly unheard of for a rookie not to play for his drafting team through the first four years of his career. Names like Joe Alexander, drafted 8th overall by Milwaukee but released just two years later, were a punchline rather than a warning shot. Suns fans..." October 28

  • Alex Len re-fractures pinky finger, out again

    Bright Side Of The Sun "It certainly is starting to feel like Alex Len is cursed. The young Phoenix Suns big man managed to re-fracture his pinky finger on his right hand. According to a Phoenix Suns press release, second-year center Alex Len is sidelined with a fracture of the right hand fifth finger and will be..." October 07

  • Suns Need Alex Len To Have a Big Year

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Although this off-season will likely be remembered as "The Summer of the Guards", The Phoenix Suns have also made a statement by who they chose to sign at the center position. Nobody. The only "moves" the Suns made to address the post this off-season are bringing back Shavlik Randolph (his..." September 30

  • Suns center Alex Len ready for summer school

    Arizona Republic "Last season's NBA Summer League laid an ideal foundation for a newly constructed Suns team to begin building its eventual success. Alex Len is ready for his turn. After surgeries on each ankle following the end of his collegiate career last year, Len lost the usual rookie opportunity at the..." July 09

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Miles Plumlee (sore knee) is out for #SunsVsClips tonight. Rookie Alex Len will get his first NBA start.

  • Suns rookie Alex Len excited to be back at practice

    Arizona Republic "For the first time since a brief, failed November comeback, Len practiced with the Suns on the first day of 2014 and felt no discomfort in the left ankle that had limited him since the start of the season. “I was just excited to get out there,” Len said. “Happy New Year, baby. I’ve got to start..." January 02

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    Craig Grialou @Craig620

    Hornacek said Dragic, if good to play, would likely start moving Gerald Green back to the bench; Alex Len also gametime decision

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    Alex Len @alexlen

    It's go time! #GoSuns

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Alex Len's slotted 4-year #Suns deal is worth $15.8M. First 2 years are guaranteed ($3.5M $3.65M). Next 2 are team options ($3.8M $4.8M).

  • Suns rookie Alex Len's return to basketball activities may be delayed

    Sporting News "On NBA Draft Night in June the fifth pick of the night rookie Alex Len told reporters that he was expected to recover from a stress fracture in his left ankle and return to basketball activities by August. During a routine evaluation however Suns team doctors discovered that Len had the..." August 06

  • Suns' Alex Len undergoes ankle surgery again

    CBS Sports "There was a fun few weeks in which Alex Len was talked about as the No. 1 overall draft pick. Despite being ridiculously raw and having had ankle surgery to repair a stress fracture, the hype machine got caught up on him and, eventually, he went No. 5 to Phoenix. Now, just two weeks after landing..." July 13

  • Len eager to continue education with Suns

    Fox Sports Arizona "The highest draft choice the Phoenix Suns have made since 1987 rolled into the day-after press conference at U.S. Airways Center wearing a walking boot and a polo shirt accessorized by the new franchise logo. He handled questions regarding his transition from college basketball to the NBA. He..." June 29

  • Taken fifth by the Phoenix Suns, Alex Len completes journey from Ukraine to NBA

    Washington Post "It was three hours before the NBA draft and Alex Len needed to hide his shoe so the fans and cameras and reporters wouldn’t spoil the big surprise. Sporting an Italian wool suit handcrafted by a Grand Central Station tailor, Len settled on a white drawstring bag, folding in his size-15 shoe before..." June 28

    2013 NBA Draft Day Rumors: Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2013 NBA Draft will take place tonight in Brooklyn, NY, we will have wall-to-wall coverage of all the latest rumors, news, and picks. Major questions still remain. The Cleveland Cavaliers still seem undecided on the #1 pick (at least publicly) between Noel, Len, and Oladipo. Nobody seems to... June 28

  • Noel and Len — Two players, two paths and a collision at No. 1

    Sheridan Hoops "Nerlens Noel grew up fixated on playing in the NBA. “Since I was a little kid, like 8 years old, I’ve wished for this to come true, to play in the NBA and now it’s finally here,” said Noel. “All the hard work has paid off.” Meanwhile, halfway around the globe in Ukraine, Alex Len didn’t know..." June 27

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Cavaliers are choosing between Nerlens Noel and Alex Len at No. 1. If they pick Len, Noel could drop to Suns at No. 5.

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    Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

    More draft intrigue from Cavs! Hearing, somewhat convincingly, that owner Dan Gilbert loves Victor Oladipo. Me too @cavsdan!!!

    2013 NBA Draft Rumors Coverage

    PSD Staff With the 2013 NBA Draft taking place on June 27th in Brooklyn, NY, we'll be covering all the latest rumors and news surrounding possible picks and trades. The most important question being: will the Cleveland Cavaliers take Nerlens Noel no. 1 overall or will they make a last minute trade?... June 26

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    Jon Rothstein @JonRothstein

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are still leaning towards Maryland's Alex Len with the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, per a source.....

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    One of the primary targets of Oklahoma City's pursuit of a Top 5 pick on Thursday, sources tell Y! Sports: Maryland 7-footer Alex Len.

  • Reports: Cavs down to Noel or Len at No. 1

    ESPN "Despite numerous reports to the contrary, multiple sources say the Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to make a decision concerning who they’ll take with the No. 1 pick. The Cavs continue to mull their options at No. 1. They are engaged in trade talks with a number of teams. Sources say the..." June 25

  • NBA Draft: Which 'big' is best?

    ESPN "Who’s the best big man in this year’s NBA Draft? The answer may surprise you. Using advanced analytical data, let’s compare the top big man prospects that played college basketball last season: Nerlens Noel, Alex Len, Anthony Bennett, Steven Adams, Cody Zeller, Mason Plumlee, Kelly Olynyk,..." June 25

  • Alex Len Sees Himself As Ilgauskas-Type

    Roberto Gato "Today, Maryland center Alex Len was in Charlotte to interview with Bobcats officials. Charlotte Observer sportswriter Rick Bonnell writes that Len compares himself to former Cleveland Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas. With the ability to score down low and step out of the paint to hit..." June 23

  • Alex Len as No. 1 pick in NBA draft? That’s a stretch

    Washington Times "The NBA draft is next Thursday. It’s an event that is nowhere near as ballyhooed or overhyped as the NFL’s draft, but this year’s version figures to create some pretty big news locally. Some of that news may be a little mind-boggling. Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr. and Maryland’s Alex Len..." June 22

  • Suddenly, Maryland's Alex Len is the big rumor to be No. 1 pick

    CBS Sports "The 2013 NBA Draft suddenly has some intrigue at the top. After Nerlens Noel of Kentucky enjoyed some of the 2012-13 college basketball season -- and most of April and May -- as the presumed No. 1 pick, now come the rumors that won't be the case. Suddenly, Maryland's Alex Len has his name..." June 21

  • Maryland center Alex Len believes he’ll be best player in this class

    Akron Beacon Journal "In a draft devoid of a clear franchise player, the task for the Cavaliers is finding the player with the most upside. That very well could be Maryland center Alex Len, who appears to be creeping up draft boards despite mediocre numbers last season with the Terrapins. Len, for one, believes he..." June 21

  • Despite injury, former Terp Len still projected to be top-five pick in next week’s NBA draft

    The Diamondback "A pair of black crutches more than six feet tall leaned against a wall in a Comcast Center room Monday morning, reaching nearly halfway to the ceiling. Former Terrapins men’s basketball center Alex Len had relied on those mammoth crutches for transportation for two months until Tuesday, when he..." June 20

  • How Alex Len Going No. 1 Overall Would Shake Up First Round

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers have the potential to shake up the first round of the 2013 NBA draft if they decide to take Alex Len instead of Nerlens Noel with the No. 1 overall pick. Many experts, including Matt Moore and Gary Parrish at CBS Sports, believe that Noel is the clear-cut favorite to get..." June 19

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    Michael Lelchitski @mike_sig

    Alex's follow up with Dr. Anderson went great. His ankle is healing extremely well. Was cleared to start walking without crutches...

  • Len expects to be 'fully cleared' by training camp

    CSN Washington "The time is almost there for Alex Len to stand on his own two feet. The 7-1 center from Maryland, who had sugery in April to repair a stress fracture in his left ankle, is getting examined by orthopedic surgeon Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday. “I probably got two more weeks on..." June 18

  • Will the Cleveland Cavaliers take Alex Len over Nerlens Noel?

    Oregonian "Maryland big man Alex Len has not been able to work out with NBA teams—he is coming off surgery to fix a stress fracture in his ankle. And yet he has moved to the rumor-mill forefront of this year’s draft. Len is visiting Charlotte, which holds the No. 4 pick in this year’s draft, to meet with..." June 18

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    Jimmy Smith @JimmySmith504

    Hearing that C Alex Len, who visited with #Pelicans on Friday, is now the likely choice for #Cavs at No. 1 spot in next week's draft.

  • Will Alex Len Usurp Nerlens Noel as No. 1 Pick in 2013 NBA Draft?

    Bleacher Report "Seen as the expected No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA draft, Kentucky center Nerlens Noel is hobbled with a torn ACL and doesn't have much meat on his bones, so it's only natural that other options start asserting themselves as candidates to go first overall. Ben McLemore was a recent challenger to..." June 13

  • Alex Len is a worthwhile gamble — if you’re willing to wait

    SI "The typical buzzwords of a draft — potential, upside, skilled — apply doubly when the tantalizing prospect is a big man. The overall low-ceiling nature of this draft makes dreaming on a 7-footer like Alex Len even easier. It’s possible Len will someday be the best player in the 2013 draft. It’s..." June 09

  • Is there a new No.1? And is it Alex Len?

    CSN Washington "The calendar shows we are on the cusp of being two months removed from the Final Four and officially less than three weeks away from the June 27 NBA Draft. In theory, that should be enough time for teams with high picks to crystallize their thoughts. Individual workouts are still taking place, but..." June 09

  • Alex Len has made huge strides

    The Oklahoman "Maryland coach Mark Turgeon couldn't believe the progress he saw in the time he spent with Terrapins center Alex Len. “He's grown up a lot,” Turgeon said when Len declared for this year's NBA Draft in mid-April. “In two years, I've never seen a kid learn the language, learn the game — the..." June 09

  • Ahead of draft, Alex Len is in full control of his rehab process

    Washington Post "It sounds like an air piston when Alex Len breathes, gasping in sync with the tennis balls being fired at his face. He snatches them quickly and ferociously, exhaling with metronomic rhythm, the sharp pfffs echoing inside this cavernous auxiliary gym on a humid May morning at the University of..." June 04

  • Suns’ draft options at No. 5 include Maryland big man Alex Len

    Arizona Republic "The NBA draft lottery slotted the Suns fifth in the selection order, assuring they will not get a chance to pick Nerlens Noel without a trade. But they could take the center who dominated Noel to start the past college season. Maryland’s Alex Len, whose freshman year was slowed by a language..." May 23

  • Not much movement after pre-Draft combine "This will have a very short shelf life, before the May 21 lottery sets the order for the top 14 and team needs are weighed as part of the first true mock draft released that night, but it is an important update after the Chicago pre-draft combine as the largest annual gathering of NBA teams and..." May 21

  • Talk of injury dropping his stock fails to deter former Terps center Alex Len

    Washington Post "Hobbling around on crutches at the Harrison Street Athletic Facility for the NBA draft combine, Alex Len spotted his name on a placard, maneuvered over to a folding chair and gently sat down. Len has gotten used to moving around with the assistance of walking aids in recent weeks, but he admits..." May 20

  • Alex Len undergoes surgery, will miss pre-NBA draft workouts

    Washington Post "Former Maryland center and anticipated NBA lottery selection Alex Len underwent successful surgery to stabilize a partial stress fracture in his left ankle, his agency Sports International Group announced Friday afternoon. The surgery, agent Michael Lelchitski said, will preclude Len from all..." May 05

  • Maryland center Alex Len will declare for NBA draft

    Washington Post "Maryland sophomore Alex Len will announce his plans to enter the NBA draft at a press conference this week, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Sunday night. He will forgo his final two years of college eligibility and is projected to be a lottery pick. Yahoo! Sports was first to..." May 05