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A few days after being waived by the Toronto Raptors, Alex Len joined the Washington Wizards, the team announced Saturday. He agreed to a one-year deal, as previously reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Per Charania, “after clearing waivers, Len had multiple suitors and chose opportunity with Wizards, who needed depth in their frontcourt”.
Len had signed a minimum deal with Toronto in the offseason and spent just 7 games with the team, with an average of 2.3 points across 10.8 minutes per game.
The Wizards also acquired Jordan Bell.
Per the press release: “The Washington Wizards announced today that they have signed free agent centers Alex Len and Jordan Bell.
Len (7-0, 250) has averaged 7.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while shooting .512 from the field in 474 career games (185 starts) over eight seasons with Phoenix, Atlanta, Sacramento, and Toronto. He appeared in seven games this season for the Raptors.
A native of Antratsit, Ukraine, Len averaged 8.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 55 games during the 2019-20 season with the Hawks and Kings. He averaged a career-high 11.1 points in 77 games for the Atlanta Hawks during the 2018-19 season.
Len played two seasons locally at the University of Maryland (2011-13) before being selected fifth overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Bell (6-8, 216) was acquired by the Capital City Go-Go prior to the suspension of the NBA G League season in March before being signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers in June. He has played in 154 games (16 starts) in his three-year NBA career with Golden State, Minnesota and Memphis, averaging 3.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Bell was originally selected with the 38th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Oregon by Chicago before being traded to Golden State on draft night.”