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Alex Len
Alex Len
Position: C
Born: 06/16/93
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $4,350,000
When his fellow countryman Alexander Volkov played for the Hawks from 1989 to 1992, Len still had not yet been born. But even if those events predated him, they didn’t stop Len from rooting for the Hawks as a kid. “Actually, I grew up being a fan,” Len said. “Our first Ukrainian NBA player was Alexander Volkov. He played on the team here so I grew up watching Atlanta a little bit. It was before my time, but he was the first NBA player out here. I’m a basketball fan so I’ve been watching Atlanta for a long time.”
Len finished the season third in screen assists per 36 minutes (6.7) and fifth in rebounding box outs per 36 minutes (13.2). In fact, Len has it in mind that his role will include setting lots of picks for players like Trae Young and Jeremy Lin. “When you have someone like Trae,” Len said, “you’ve got to get him open, so it’s about setting great screens and rolling hard to the rim. It’s going to open up shots for him and plays for guys around me.”
When asked what Hawks fans could expect from him this season, Len hinted at the fact that he dunked 95 times (the 21st-best mark in the league). He also noted that he may unveilling a new part of his game soon. “They can expect a lot of intensity, a lot of dunking,” he said. “I’m trying to expand my game and shoot more threes. I can shoot. The last couple of years I didn’t have a chance to show it to the fans, but I’m looking to expand that way. Just a lot of intensity, work hard, discipline.”