Hornacek said Dragic, if good to play, would likely start moving Gerald Green back to the bench; Alex Len also gametime decision
Alex Len's slotted 4-year #Suns deal is worth $15.8M. First 2 years are guaranteed ($3.5M $3.65M). Next 2 are team options ($3.8M $4.8M).
Sporting News "On NBA Draft Night in June the fifth pick of the night rookie Alex Len told reporters that he was expected to recover from a stress fracture in his left ankle and return to basketball activities by August. During a routine evaluation however Suns team doctors discovered that Len had the..." August 06
CBSSports.com "There was a fun few weeks in which Alex Len was talked about as the No. 1 overall draft pick. Despite being ridiculously raw and having had ankle surgery to repair a stress fracture, the hype machine got caught up on him and, eventually, he went No. 5 to Phoenix. Now, just two weeks after landing..." July 13
Fox Sports Arizona "The highest draft choice the Phoenix Suns have made since 1987 rolled into the day-after press conference at U.S. Airways Center wearing a walking boot and a polo shirt accessorized by the new franchise logo. He handled questions regarding his transition from college basketball to the NBA. He..." June 29
Washington Post "It was three hours before the NBA draft and Alex Len needed to hide his shoe so the fans and cameras and reporters wouldn’t spoil the big surprise. Sporting an Italian wool suit handcrafted by a Grand Central Station tailor, Len settled on a white drawstring bag, folding in his size-15 shoe before..." June 28
PSD Staff The 2013 NBA Draft will take place tonight in Brooklyn, NY, we will have wall-to-wall coverage of all the latest rumors, news, and picks. Major questions still remain. The Cleveland Cavaliers still seem undecided on the #1 pick (at least publicly) between Noel, Len, and Oladipo. Nobody seems to... June 28
SheridanHoops.com "Nerlens Noel grew up fixated on playing in the NBA. “Since I was a little kid, like 8 years old, I’ve wished for this to come true, to play in the NBA and now it’s finally here,” said Noel. “All the hard work has paid off.” Meanwhile, halfway around the globe in Ukraine, Alex Len didn’t know..." June 27
The Cavaliers are choosing between Nerlens Noel and Alex Len at No. 1. If they pick Len, Noel could drop to Suns at No. 5.
More draft intrigue from Cavs! Hearing, somewhat convincingly, that owner Dan Gilbert loves Victor Oladipo. Me too @cavsdan!!!
PSD Staff With the 2013 NBA Draft taking place on June 27th in Brooklyn, NY, we'll be covering all the latest rumors and news surrounding possible picks and trades. The most important question being: will the Cleveland Cavaliers take Nerlens Noel no. 1 overall or will they make a last minute trade?... June 26
The Cleveland Cavaliers are still leaning towards Maryland's Alex Len with the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, per a source.....
One of the primary targets of Oklahoma City's pursuit of a Top 5 pick on Thursday, sources tell Y! Sports: Maryland 7-footer Alex Len.
ESPN.com "Despite numerous reports to the contrary, multiple sources say the Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to make a decision concerning who they’ll take with the No. 1 pick. The Cavs continue to mull their options at No. 1. They are engaged in trade talks with a number of teams. Sources say the..." June 25
ESPN.com "Who’s the best big man in this year’s NBA Draft? The answer may surprise you. Using advanced analytical data, let’s compare the top big man prospects that played college basketball last season: Nerlens Noel, Alex Len, Anthony Bennett, Steven Adams, Cody Zeller, Mason Plumlee, Kelly Olynyk,..." June 25
Roberto Gato "Today, Maryland center Alex Len was in Charlotte to interview with Bobcats officials. Charlotte Observer sportswriter Rick Bonnell writes that Len compares himself to former Cleveland Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas. With the ability to score down low and step out of the paint to hit..." June 23
Washington Times "The NBA draft is next Thursday. It’s an event that is nowhere near as ballyhooed or overhyped as the NFL’s draft, but this year’s version figures to create some pretty big news locally. Some of that news may be a little mind-boggling. Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr. and Maryland’s Alex Len..." June 22
CBSSports.com "The 2013 NBA Draft suddenly has some intrigue at the top. After Nerlens Noel of Kentucky enjoyed some of the 2012-13 college basketball season -- and most of April and May -- as the presumed No. 1 pick, now come the rumors that won't be the case. Suddenly, Maryland's Alex Len has his name..." June 21
Akron Beacon Journal "In a draft devoid of a clear franchise player, the task for the Cavaliers is finding the player with the most upside. That very well could be Maryland center Alex Len, who appears to be creeping up draft boards despite mediocre numbers last season with the Terrapins. Len, for one, believes he..." June 21
The Diamondback "A pair of black crutches more than six feet tall leaned against a wall in a Comcast Center room Monday morning, reaching nearly halfway to the ceiling. Former Terrapins men’s basketball center Alex Len had relied on those mammoth crutches for transportation for two months until Tuesday, when he..." June 20
Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers have the potential to shake up the first round of the 2013 NBA draft if they decide to take Alex Len instead of Nerlens Noel with the No. 1 overall pick. Many experts, including Matt Moore and Gary Parrish at CBS Sports, believe that Noel is the clear-cut favorite to get..." June 19
Alex's follow up with Dr. Anderson went great. His ankle is healing extremely well. Was cleared to start walking without crutches...
CSN Washington "The time is almost there for Alex Len to stand on his own two feet. The 7-1 center from Maryland, who had sugery in April to repair a stress fracture in his left ankle, is getting examined by orthopedic surgeon Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday. “I probably got two more weeks on..." June 18
Oregonian "Maryland big man Alex Len has not been able to work out with NBA teams—he is coming off surgery to fix a stress fracture in his ankle. And yet he has moved to the rumor-mill forefront of this year’s draft. Len is visiting Charlotte, which holds the No. 4 pick in this year’s draft, to meet with..." June 18
Bleacher Report "Seen as the expected No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA draft, Kentucky center Nerlens Noel is hobbled with a torn ACL and doesn't have much meat on his bones, so it's only natural that other options start asserting themselves as candidates to go first overall. Ben McLemore was a recent challenger to..." June 13
SI.com "The typical buzzwords of a draft — potential, upside, skilled — apply doubly when the tantalizing prospect is a big man. The overall low-ceiling nature of this draft makes dreaming on a 7-footer like Alex Len even easier. It’s possible Len will someday be the best player in the 2013 draft. It’s..." June 09
CSN Washington "The calendar shows we are on the cusp of being two months removed from the Final Four and officially less than three weeks away from the June 27 NBA Draft. In theory, that should be enough time for teams with high picks to crystallize their thoughts. Individual workouts are still taking place, but..." June 09
The Oklahoman "Maryland coach Mark Turgeon couldn't believe the progress he saw in the time he spent with Terrapins center Alex Len. “He's grown up a lot,” Turgeon said when Len declared for this year's NBA Draft in mid-April. “In two years, I've never seen a kid learn the language, learn the game — the..." June 09
Washington Post "It sounds like an air piston when Alex Len breathes, gasping in sync with the tennis balls being fired at his face. He snatches them quickly and ferociously, exhaling with metronomic rhythm, the sharp pfffs echoing inside this cavernous auxiliary gym on a humid May morning at the University of..." June 04
Arizona Republic "The NBA draft lottery slotted the Suns fifth in the selection order, assuring they will not get a chance to pick Nerlens Noel without a trade. But they could take the center who dominated Noel to start the past college season. Maryland’s Alex Len, whose freshman year was slowed by a language..." May 23
NBA.com "This will have a very short shelf life, before the May 21 lottery sets the order for the top 14 and team needs are weighed as part of the first true mock draft released that night, but it is an important update after the Chicago pre-draft combine as the largest annual gathering of NBA teams and..." May 21
Washington Post "Hobbling around on crutches at the Harrison Street Athletic Facility for the NBA draft combine, Alex Len spotted his name on a placard, maneuvered over to a folding chair and gently sat down. Len has gotten used to moving around with the assistance of walking aids in recent weeks, but he admits..." May 20
Washington Post "Former Maryland center and anticipated NBA lottery selection Alex Len underwent successful surgery to stabilize a partial stress fracture in his left ankle, his agency Sports International Group announced Friday afternoon. The surgery, agent Michael Lelchitski said, will preclude Len from all..." May 05
Washington Post "Maryland sophomore Alex Len will announce his plans to enter the NBA draft at a press conference this week, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Sunday night. He will forgo his final two years of college eligibility and is projected to be a lottery pick. Yahoo! Sports was first to..." May 05
Rant Sports "Whether if Maryland Terrapins Alex Len goes pro or not, he is certainly being looked at by many NBA scouts. However, he should stay in school. If Len was to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, he would most likely be a lottery pick. Although Len is only a sophomore, he stands at 7’1”, so he is clearly a..." May 05
Bleacher Report "What if I told you that a player who averaged six points per game last season could be a lottery pick in the 2013 NBA Draft? Well, you would most likely determine that statement illogical and probably untrue. Despite how mind-boggling that realization may be, the aforementioned scenario is..." May 05
Sporting News "With the playoffs underway at long last, the 14 teams who won’t be participating in this year’s postseason will turn their focus to the offseason, starting with the draft. While this is not supposed to be a draft with overwhelming talent, there will be some good finds among the incoming rookies...." May 05
The Morning Journal "Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant likes to say that there are quality 15 players in every draft. It’s up to him and his able staff to find them. They might have to work overtime in 2013 to uncover the gems in this draft. Every day, the draft seems to be getting weaker and more..." May 05