December 10, 2019, 1:43 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len (illness) has been removed from the injury report and is available to play against the Heat on Tuesday.
Len has started to turn it on over the past two weeks with top-40/65 value in 9/8 cat leagues. John Collins' return will put a dent into Len's newfound value, but there is still some value to be had until then. The Hawks play a back-to-back set on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of a four-game week.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 9, 2019, 5:15 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len is considered probable for Tuesday's game despite an illness.
Len has been surprisingly productive in recent weeks despite averaging just 16.9 minutes this season. He's likely to be in there against the Heat.
Source: Sarah Spencer on Twitter
November 25, 2019, 11:11 pmDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones put up seven points (3-of-3 FG), three rebounds and two blocks in Monday's loss.
Jones has some blocks specialist appeal but has been a mild disappointment in that department so far with 0.9 swats per game in 17.9 mpg. Still, he's already a top-200/175 value in 8/9-cat leagues and could continue to climb as Alex Len gets phased out. Len played four minutes tonight. Bruno Fernando would be the other beneficiary and had 13 points, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 17 minutes. Jones might be safer in the long run but Fernando has the highest upside.
November 23, 2019, 10:19 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len played just eight minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Raptors.
Len is going to put up a handful of explosive lines this year and then a whole bunch of this. Come back and read this blurb next time that happens.
November 22, 2019, 9:19 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len played 15 minutes off the bench on Friday adding three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block as the Hawks got blown out by the Pistons.
Len was the only Hawks bench player to score in double digits in what was a rough showing for this team. Damian Jones started ahead of Len who posted 13 points, four rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes.
November 17, 2019, 1:11 amDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones started and scored 11 points (4-of-7 from the field) on Saturday with three rebounds and four blocks in 23 minutes.
Jones and Alex Len (five points in 18 minutes on Saturday) are currently fighting for playing time at center. Jones and Len are both low-end streaming options for big man stats, but neither player can be relied on right now.
November 15, 2019, 12:19 amDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones was efficient offensively on Thursday with 14 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block on 7-of-8 shooting in 19 minutes.
Jones did turn the ball over five times and commit five fouls, which obviously played a role in his limited minutes and the expanded role for Alex Len, who took advantage of the bump. There may not be a lot to see here for either of those guys, but they could sniff some late-round streaming value.
November 15, 2019, 12:17 amAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
The revenge angle was in full effect as Alex Len put up 21 points and 10 boards in 24 minutes off the bench, but his former team got the last laugh as the Hawks fell to the Suns on Thursday.
Apparently it took a revenge game against his old team for Len to break 20 points for the first time this season. This was his second double-digit scoring output of the year and it just has been a general disappointment in a year where he actually had quite a bit of buzz as a standard-league asset.
November 14, 2019, 3:45 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len is not on the latest injury report with an ankle sprain so expect him to play on Thursday against the Suns.
Len had a strong game off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with 17 points and seven rebounds while contributing in other categories as well. He will need to show more consistency in order to be looked at in standard leagues. Len is currently on pace to finish with top-250/251 value.
Source: Hawks PR on Twitter
November 13, 2019, 7:09 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len (left ankle sprain) is probable for Thursday's game against the Suns.
Len was demoted to the bench on Tuesday but turned in his best game of the season, so either he felt motivated or simply lined up better with the second unit. It'll take another couple strong games to put Len on the standard-league radar and we're not expecting much in terms of long-term stability.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 11:49 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Despite being demoted to a reserve role on Tuessday, Alex Len rose to the occasion and delivered 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting, adding seven rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and one block.
There's nothing like someone taking your starting job to snap you out of your stupor of mediocrity. That's what happened to him tonight. Damian Jones drew the start but was unimpressive with eight points (4-of-5 shooting), three rebounds, two assists and one block. Expect this frontcourt shuffle to be an occasional occurrence, making it hard to trust either big man. Look elsewhere for your needs if you value stability.
November 12, 2019, 8:06 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len will be available for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets after being listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain.
Len will come off the bench in Tuesday's game in favor of youngster Damian Jones. His minutes have been dwindling as the season has gone along. Len has only seen 20+ minutes in two games so far this year.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 2:53 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len (left ankle sprain) has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.
Len will come off the bench in favor of Damian Jones in this one. Len came into the season with what looked like a sure-fire job and a ton of minutes, but he has done everything in his power to get himself benched up to this point. He can be left on the waiver wire until further notice.
Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 2:50 pmDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones will start Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, with Alex Len coming off the bench.
Len's stock continues to plummet with each passing day. Jones has averaged 10.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 1.9 blocks per 36 minutes for his career and makes for a deeper league pickup for teams looking to get cheap big man stats.
Source: Kevin Chounard on Twitter
November 11, 2019, 7:28 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game due to a left ankle sprain.
Len has not been particularly relevant in fantasy so far due to his limited role. Damian Jones and Bruno Fernando could see more court time if Len is held out.
Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter