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Plenty of optimism to glean from Suns preseason

PHOENIX -- Only their play in the regular season will truly answer the questions facing the Suns when training camp opened. But the preseason offered more than a glimpse of how the cohesion of a rebuilt roster, a new dedication to defense and needed leadership will play out starting Wednesday. Initial reviews are good. Whether it is enough to get the Suns back into the playoffs still...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Len spent time learning from Tim Duncan this summer

When the Suns selected Alex Len with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, it was known within the franchise that he would need time to develop.Len showed signs of that last year, averaging 6.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots in 22 minutes per contest, while starting in 44 of his 69 appearances.In an effort to more quickly move the process along, Len spent time...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Phoenix Suns Won Media Day

NBA Media Day is a highlight of the basketball calendar for many reasons. Beyond marking the return of basketball to our lives, the event is usually the first chance for fans to see free agent signings or trade acquisitions in their new uniforms. There’s a buzz of optimism in the air that can even make Sacramento Kings fans excited about their team’s prospects. While there...
Via The Sports Daily
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns Free Agency Season: The First Domino Has Fallen

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 03: Tyson Chandler #6 (R) of the New York Knicks receives his 2011-12 Defensive Player of the Year Award from former winner Dikembe Mutombo prior to the Knicks playing against the Miami Heat in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images...
Via A Dry Heat
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Five NBA free agent deals that should be made

Every year, when the calendar flips from July to August, free agency winds down to a stop—not because of any official deadline, but because teams have filled up their rosters and/or salary caps, and because few desirable free agents remain untaken on the open market. Even though all of the league's premier stars—well, except for Eric Bledsoe—have been signed to long-term deals...
Via The Sports Post
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Len out with broken finger

Suns center Alex Len will miss the remainder of summer league with a fracture to his pinkie finger on his right hand. He will be evaluated in Phoenix. The fifth overall pick of the 2013 draft, Len played in 42 games and averaged 2 points and 2.4 rebounds in his rookie season. In his one summer league appearance against the Warriors on Saturday, Len had six points, six rebounds and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Len hopes to turn observations into results

PHOENIX -- When contemplating the underrated art of mimicry, we could do a lot worse than solicit input from a wide-eyed kid. The gift of imitation rarely is wasted on the young. In Alex Len, the Suns have a youngster who now is attempting to replicate the maneuvers he studied while sitting on the bench during his rookie season. And even though the Suns would have preferred to have...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Three targets in the NBA Draft

The Suns are in a position most teams would kill to be in–they are loaded with potentially six 1st round draft picks in the next two years. What to do with all of them will be the challenge for General Manager Ryan McDonough. Last year in his first Draft as the GM he (McDonough) took Alex Len fifth overall. Len disappointed in his first year and was injury-plagued throughout the...
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Nick Young goes after Alex Len after hard foul, both players are ejected

Swaggy P doesn’t usually lose his cool, but he did tonight in Phoenix. As Nick Young went up for a dunk in transition, Alex Len fouled him pretty hard and appeared to swing for Nick’s head. Young landed hard on his backside and quickly jumped up while going after Len. Then, other Phoenix Suns players came at Young, too, and Nick appeared to have some kind of swing/shove at Goran...
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns' center Alex Len remaining positive despite ankle injury

The Phoenix Suns selected Alex Len with the fifth pick in the 2013 draft out of Maryland.  But the Suns and Len could not have anticipated the kind of start Len has had. Instead of practicing and playing, Len has been sitting and watching. He's missed 11 consecutive games and counting because of soreness in his left ankle. But there is some good news.As reported by Craig Grialou...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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