The Toronto Raptors are doing whatever they can to prepare themselves for life without Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka and have reportedly signed center, Alex Len to help fill-in for next season.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 23, 2020
The move sees the Raps add another 7-footer to their rotation, after the team already signed Aron Baynes to a deal late last week.
Len is 27, once a 5th overall pick by the Phoenix Suns. The big-man has played for the Suns, Atlanta Hawks and last season was traded to the Sacramento Kings, where he finished the year.
Last year he finished the year by averaging eight points and 5.8 rebounds and could see his role increase with the thin Raptors lineup.
Alex Len’s deal with Raptors is for 1yr using the remaining MLE which works out to about the same as the minimum -+ $2.32 million. In 18/19 he averaged 11 ppg and shot 36% from three in 20 mpg. There is no language for a second year.
— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) November 23, 2020
Len, who resides from Ukraine, joins the Raptors who are full of international flavor and takes his talents north of the border.