Report: Atlanta Hawks add center Alex Len

NBA.com Global on Jul 22, 2018 07:57 AM
Report: Atlanta Hawks add center Alex Len
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NBA.com staff report

The Atlanta Hawks, seeking more help in the front court, has agreed to a deal with free agent center Alex Len, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

Free-agent center Alex Len has agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The University of Maryland product was selected fifth overall in the 2013 Draft by the Phoenix Suns, where he could not live up to the expectations of his draft status.

In five seasons, the 7'1" big man averaged 7.2 points and 6.5 rebounds for a franchise he only started in 140 out of 335 available games. He enjoyed his best season in 2015-16, where he started 46-of-78 games, averaging nine points and 7.6 rebounds per game.

The Hawks are in need of help after the team traded forward-center Mike Muscala to the Philadelphia 76ers in a three-team deal involving Carmelo Anthony.

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