Kings coach Luke Walton notes that new center Alex Len, part of the trade that shipped an unhappy Dewayne Dedmon out of town, will suit up for the first time with his new team Saturday, per Sean Cunningham of ABC10 Sacramento. Len is expected to play in small stints, as James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area notes.
After being taken with the No. 5 overall pick by the Suns in 2013, Len has proved to be a solid if underwhelming role player in Phoenix and, since 2018, Atlanta. He has started in just 180 of his 452 NBA games played. He will serve as a big body to shore up the Kings' injury-depleted frontcourt.
Len will be an unrestricted free agent this summer after signing a two-year, $8.5M contract with the Hawks in 2018. This season, Len holds averages of 8.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in just 18.6 minutes a night.
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