It was a most challenging first five years in the NBA for Alex Len. Drafted by Phoenix as the fifth overall pick in 2013, the Ukrainian’s career did not pan out the way most may have expected.
After signing a qualifying offer with Phoenix in 2017, Len opted for unrestricted free agency in 2018, electing to sign a two-year deal with Atlanta. The Hawks viewed Len as a part of their present and future. He’s only 25 years old with lots of upside, capable of providing rim protection on defense and a big body to set screens to get the skill guys open looks on offense.