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April 11, 2019, 12:23 amAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len started and put up a double-double in Wednesday's season finale against the Pacers, scoring 20 points to go with 10 rebounds, three blocks and two 3-pointers on 6-of-17 from the field.
After a stint with Phoenix that had many question his long term viability in the pace and space NBA, Alex Len worked hard to reinvent himself in his first season in Atlanta. He posted a career high 11 points per game due in part to an added 3-point shot (0.9 per game on .364 shooting). His percentages were particularly weak for a center, which helps explain him falling outside the top-200 in both 9-cat and 8-cat leagues. In the event that Dewayne Dedmon leaves Atlanta in the offseason, Len could find himself assuming the starting role and could be worth a late-round pick in drafts next year.
April 7, 2019, 10:09 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len scored a career-high 33 points on 13-of-23 shooting with six 3s (career-high), eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks vs. the Bucks on Sunday.
Len's managed to make a leap in fantasy this season thanks to his improved shooting touch from downtown. His multiple career highs tonight were soured only by his going 1-for-7 from the line. As a top-120 player over the last week, Len has managed to hold standard-league value down the stretch.
April 5, 2019, 9:41 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len logged 22 minutes on Friday against the Magic, posting nine points (3-of-9 shooting), four rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers.
It feels like October again with Len starting and failing to produce an interesting line. Jokes aside, Len is looking at starter's minutes from here on out (presumably, anyway) and is a middle-round value over the last couple of weeks, so stick with him. A date with Nikola Vucevic is no easy task and the Hawks were down 7-32 in the first quarter here, so it's not like many guys got away with good nights here. Deyonta Davis played through a right ankle sprain for five points, five rebounds and a block in 16 minutes while Isaac Humprhies rounded out the center group with a 3-pointer in 15 minutes.
April 5, 2019, 6:17 pmDeyonta DavisC, Atlanta Hawks
Deyonta Davis (right ankle sprain) will play on Friday vs. the Magic.
Davis will be backing up Alex Len and is a decent punt play with top-150 value over his last four games.
Source: Hawks on Twitter
April 3, 2019, 10:33 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alen Len started on Wednesday and scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting with three rebounds, a block and two triples.
Len has been raining triples lately, hitting 12-for-20 from deep in his past four games which also causes some concern as to whether or not this production is sustainable. Even though he started, he only played 14 minutes in a win so proceed with caution.
April 3, 2019, 5:52 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len (bilateral foot soreness) will be ready to go Wednesday against the Sixers.
Many were under the impression that Len might get the second half of this back-to-back off. With John Collins and Taurean Prince back on Wednesday, Len may take a slight hit but will still see plenty of minutes at center as Dewayne Dedmon has already been ruled out for the season with an ankle injury.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 3, 2019, 11:57 amAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len is now questionable to face the Sixers on Wednesday due to what is being called “bilateral foot soreness“.
The Hawks gave the night off to John Collins on Tuesday and Len might have to miss the second leg of the back-to-back. Collins and Deyonta Davis should be in line for an extended run against a thin Sixers frontcourt that will be missing Joel Embiid.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter
April 2, 2019, 11:30 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len hit four threes to go with 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes in a start on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.
With so many of the Hawks' big men done for the season, Len should get every chance to put up some great numbers. Deyonta Davis added nine points, 10 boards and two steals in his 20 minutes off the bench, and he should be able to provide some deep-league big-man stats for the four remaining Hawks games, too.
March 31, 2019, 5:22 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len scored 23 points on 10-for-15 shooting in Sunday's overtime win against the Bucks.
Len put up three 3-pointers and six boards, but not much else. With Dewayne Dedmon out for the year Len will likely continue to start and put up good numbers over the next few games. Deyonta Davis should also get extra run down the stretch.
March 31, 2019, 11:02 amAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len will draw the start for Sunday's game against the Bucks.
Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of the year, making way for a lot of minutes for Len in the final six games of the season. He is a fair option for boards, FG percent and a block or two.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter
March 29, 2019, 10:05 pmJohn CollinsF/C, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins scored 20 points (1-of-5 from distance) but only grabbed two rebounds, three assists and two blocks in Friday’s home loss to the Blazers.
Collins’ rebounding has really fallen off lately with just 6.0 over his last three games as he’s taken to attempting more 3-pointers. Alex Len was a DND-CD.
March 19, 2019, 11:00 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len disappeared on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, accumulating just two points and one rebound in 12 minutes.
Len may still have a few good games this season, but for those riding his recent hot streak with Dewayne Dedmon out or slowed, you can ditch him for a new streamer. Much of the same can be said for Kent Bazemore and his three points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 17 minutes on Tuesday.
March 17, 2019, 8:53 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len did damage on Sunday against the Magic by scoring 13 points in 24 minutes, adding a block, a triple and three boards.
Len got a bit more run as John Collins dealt with foul trouble and eventually fouled out. Len isn't a great weekly option but he has DFS appeal based on who the Hawks roll out on a nightly basis.
March 16, 2019, 4:02 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len finished Saturday's loss to the Celtics with seven points, four rebounds and a block in 11 minutes of run.
Len has been great in March, and it's hardly surprising that his other dud, a two-point performance against Chicago, came in his lowest playing time of the month (21 minutes) prior to today. Chalk it up to the matchup and focus on the next one, but beware that the other shoe could drop and send Len back to irrelevance.