Len intends to sign a qualifying offer prior to the beginning of camp, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Len has a $4.2 million dollar offer on the table, and provided he signs prior to the start of Tuesday's camp, he'll have a path to becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2018 ahead of him. The big man did explore other offer sheets and proposals this offseason, but ultimately the road to the biggest pay day will be free agency next year. In the meantime, Len will help Phoenix save some cap room before exploring extension options. He started 34 games for the Suns last season, posting averages of 8.0 points and 6.6 boards.
Len posted 10 points (2-6 FG, 6-6 FT), 12 rebounds and four blocks over 28 minutes in Sunday's 123-116 loss to the Rockets. Len continues to offer solid production in both scoring and rebounds as the Suns play out the string, with Sunday's effort marking his fourth straight double-digit scoring outing and eighth over the last nine games. The 23-year-old big also has seven or more rebounds in eight of his last 11 contests and at least one block in eight consecutive games.
Len supplied 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and two blocks over 16 minutes in Saturday's 130-117 loss to the Trail Blazers. The big man turned in his third straight 12-point outing and once again accomplished the feat while playing under 20 minutes. Len continues to give up plenty of minutes to Alan Williams off the bench, but his ability to generate solid production in both scoring and rebounds over modest amounts of playing time render him a viable asset in both season-long and daily formats.
Len tallied 12 points (4-4 FG, 4-6 FT), three rebounds and one block over 18 minutes in Thursday's 124-118 loss to the Clippers. Len was aggressive during his modest time on the court, posting his second consecutive 12-point effort and managing double-digit scoring for the sixth time in the last seven contests. His minutes total was his lowest since March 15, but the 2013 first-round pick continues to find ways to generate solid production on both the scoreboard and the glass despite typically modest amounts of playing time. He wraps up March with averages of 9.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks over 21.6 minutes across 14 games.
Len collected 11 points (4-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist across 25 minutes during Thursday's 126-98 loss to the Nets. Len has demonstrated that he's a double-double caliber player when given the minutes, and Thursday was no exception. He's also shown ability to protect the rim, averaging 2.2 blocks per 36 minutes this season. Surprisingly, Len has also taking five threes over the past three games -- making two of them -- despite having only taken six threes throughout the entire season prior to Sunday. It's unclear whether or not this will be a trend throughout the remainder of the season, as Len only took seven threes all of last season, and wasn't known as a three-point threat out of college. While it may not affect the fantasy landscape this season, Len's extended range may be worth noting for next year, especially if he begins to cement himself as the starting center in these last games before the regular season ends.
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