How Alex Len Is Turning Young Career Around with Phoenix Suns

November 25th, 2014 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »

There have been a number of Alex Len sightings in Phoenix over the past two weeks. 

It's no hoax or mirage—Len, who nearly racked up as many personal fouls (68) as he did points (86) in 2013-14, is actually playing well 15 games into his sophomore year. 

Of course, it helps to be healthy and conditioned. Len wasn't his rookie season after undergoing two offseason foot surgeries and missing over 30 games due to soreness. 

 “I was out of shape the whole year,” Len told ProBasketballTalk's Dan Feldman.

But knock on wood—Len hasn't experienced any setbacks, and it's finally allowed him to find his groove. 

Over his last six games, Len is 24-of-33 (72.7 percent) from the floor with averages of nine points and 6.3 rebounds in 21.8 minutes.

Offensively, he's been a lot more effective at the rim, where he's shooting 70 percent compared to just 58.1 percent a year ago. And he's consistently played to his strength as a finisher by taking 67 percent of his field-goal attempts within five feet from the hoop. Last season, only 55.1 percent ...

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