Len (ankle) has been ruled out for the Suns' opener Wednesday against the Trail Blazers, Craig Grialou of ArizonaSports.com reports. As expected, Len will be withheld from Wednesday's regular-season opener as he continues to nurse a sprained ankle. With Len out, Tyson Chandler could see some extra run, though Marquese Chriss and Dragen Bender figure to benefit the most. Consider him questionable for Friday's game against the Lakers.
Len (ankle) said he's unlikely to play in Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Trail Blazers, Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic reports. Len is dealing with a left ankle sprain and while he expects to ultimately be held out Wednesday, he indicated he hopes to be ready by Friday's tilt with the Lakers. With Len out, Tyson Chandler could pick up a couple more minutes, though it's more likely that guys like Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender benefit the most.
Len (foot) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Trail Blazers, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports. Len had a very productive preseason, averaging 14.8 points over 26.7 minutes in four games, before injuring his foot over the weekend. The severity of the injury is unknown at this point, though Wednesday should provide more clarity. If Len is unable to go, Tyson Chandler, Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender will likely see extended minutes in his place.
Len tallied 18 points (7-10 FG, 4-7 FT), six rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block across 30 minutes in Monday's 120-102 preseason loss to the Jazz. Len made the most of his starting opportunity, posting his second straight 18-point effort and third double-digit scoring tally in as many exhibitions. The 24-year-old big man's play has been a definitive high point of the Suns' preseason thus far and he appears primed for what could be the most productive season of his five-year career.
Len will start at center for Monday's preseason matchup with the Jazz, Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune reports. While the Suns aren't listing Tyson Chandler with any sort of injury, they may try and limit his workload over the last few games of the preseason. That likely prompted the coaching staff to promote Len to the top unit on Monday, which likely means a slight uptick in minutes. Still, Len should remain in a bench role once the regular season arrives, though he'll work in a timeshare with Chandler.
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