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Hawks sign Alex Len - 2yrs/$8.5 million

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2 hours ago, EddieK said:

Best move of the offseason so far.  I really like Len's game.  

I would agree if he had a three point shot. 

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On 7/22/2018 at 2:59 PM, EddieK said:

Best move of the offseason so far.  I really like Len's game.  

What do you like about it? 

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14 hours ago, tactician said:

What do you like about it? 

Almost 20 PER, solid rebounder, especially on the offensive end, extremely athletic, can block shots.  Just a solid, all-around player.  Only real negative is a lack of an outside shot, but just turned 25 so he can improve on that.

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On 7/25/2018 at 9:18 AM, EddieK said:

Almost 20 PER, solid rebounder, especially on the offensive end, extremely athletic, can block shots.  Just a solid, all-around player.  Only real negative is a lack of an outside shot, but just turned 25 so he can improve on that.

He def looked athletic last night..dude reminds of a young Tyson Chandler. 

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On 10/11/2018 at 10:46 AM, TRUju2111 said:

He def looked athletic last night..dude reminds of a young Tyson Chandler. 

Yep, he can become a solid starter for us.  Looks like he's worked on the outside shot, took a lot more in the preseason.  Excited to see how he develops.

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Len has NOT been good so far. 4 rebounds last night. He has to give more. He gets blocked by the rim a lot.

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On 10/14/2018 at 1:26 PM, EddieK said:

Yep, he can become a solid starter for us.  Looks like he's worked on the outside shot, took a lot more in the preseason.  Excited to see how he develops.

I agree.  Someone needs to tell him that he definitely has skills.  I think he lacks confidence, which translates into inconsistency.  If he becomes consistent, then he would be a force to be reckoned with.

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On 7/22/2018 at 2:59 PM, EddieK said:

Best move of the offseason so far.  I really like Len's game.  

Never heard of him before but so far he looks like a steal. At 7'1" and 260 lbs he's a true NBA big that can rebound and block shots. Not a turrible defender and has shown he can hit a corner three. 25 years old.

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19 hours ago, slickgadawg said:

I like Len.  I didn't know he was that good.  That was a good pick up for the Hawks...

Alex Len looks good - great signing.

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He needs to hold unto the ball and stop getting blocked by the rim. 

Gotta keep his eyes locked on Trae and his hands at the ready.

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On 11/3/2018 at 6:11 PM, jayu70 said:

He needs to hold unto the ball and stop getting blocked by the rim. 

Gotta keep his eyes locked on Trae and his hands at the ready.

His finishing leaves a lot to be desired on some nights. It was truly maddening at times. Especially on a team where hes contrasted with John Collins who can flip the ball into the basket from under the goal on a dead sprint. Majestic. 

Hes still alright though. 

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On 7/22/2018 at 2:59 PM, EddieK said:

Best move of the offseason so far.  I really like Len's game.  

It’s a good move but not in the same galaxy as the Taurean Prince/Brooklyn Trade.

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On 6/16/2019 at 6:38 PM, g-dawg said:

It’s a good move but not in the same galaxy as the Taurean Prince/Brooklyn Trade.

If I coulda looked a year into the future then I guess you're right lol

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Alex Len was drafted with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft for a reason. He can handle the ball, shoot and rebound, a rare mix of talents for a 7-footer. Because of circumstances out of his control, he wasn’t able to become the player he could have been during his five-year tenure with the Phoenix Suns.

However, with the Atlanta Hawks last season, he had a career high in points, while playing the least amount of minutes since his rookie season.

Playing with Trae Young did wonders for Len last season and his stats backed that up. In just more than 20 minutes per game (not even two quarters), he averaged 11.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and nearly one block per game. He shot better than 36 percent from three and nearly 50 percent from the floor. However, his numbers look even better when looking at what he did after the All-Star break. He put up 13.4 points per game on 41-percent shooting from three and 51.6-percent shooting from the field. Those kind of numbers for an entire season would be in the Brook Lopez-caliber of a player, and Len put up those numbers in just 22.3 minutes per game.

While he just completed his sixth season in the NBA, he actually only turned 26 this summer. There is a case to be made for him to be included with the bright, young core in Atlanta. As of right now, the Hawks have three centers on their roster in Len, Bruno Fernando and Damian Jones. If they do not add another center with their two open roster spots, there is a real possibility Len will be their starting center on opening night. This would be the first time he could truly show his worth in a winnable situation. His per-36 minutes stats last season were 19.9 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. He won’t be playing those kind of minutes, but there is a real chance he could play close to 30 minutes a game.

In fact, in the games he played 30-plus minutes last season, he averaged 20.9 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.

Makes you wonder.

In Atlanta, Len is now in the perfect situation to thrive and I believe with a starting role, he could be the center of the future for the Hawks.

 

http://amicohoops.net/stinar-len-could-be-at-center-of-things-for-young-hawks/

 

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I like Len. I thought he should have been the starter last year after the All-Star break. Still leaves some to be desired defensively, but the overall improvement in his game was very evident, even in the absence of Trae. We should definitely keep him (at the right price). As the article said, he's a 20/10 player with starter minutes.

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