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June 28, 2013 Updates

One day after the Phoenix Suns drafted Alex Len with the fifth pick in the NBA draft, Marcin Gortat was assured by the organization that it has no plan to trade him – for now – and might want to make him part of the future, his agent Guy Zucker told RealGM. RealGM

The Suns took Maryland big man Alex Len with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft Thursday night, leaving many to wonder if the Polish Hammer's days in the Valley are numbered. But for those looking at an upcoming departure date for Gortat, who averaged 11.1 points, 8.5 assists and 1.6 blocks in 61 games last season, not so fast. "We're not looking to move him," Suns general manager Ryan McDonough told Arizona Sports 620's Burns and Gambo Friday. "As you guys I'm sure know, Alex had foot surgery, and he's not ready to play. "Marcin is one of our best players here. He's a core guy for us. He is one of the more athletic bigs in the league, he screens, he rolls, he finishes and he blocks shots." Arizona's Sports Page

June 27, 2013 Updates

Joe Kotoch: Cavs hoping to move down and still get Alex Len. To get the guy you want & additional assets is the Chris Grant way. Twitter @Probballdraft

According to multiple team sources, Len's stress fracture in his ankle was not all the way across; it's just a hairline due to the fact that they caught it early. The prevailing thought is that he'll be ready for training camp. ESPN.com

June 26, 2013 Updates

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