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The Wizards and Alex Len have agreed to a one-year contract and according to Shams Charania, the center had multiple suitors and chose Washington because of a clear path to playing time.
The Wizards will be without Thomas Bryant for the remainder of the season after he tore his ACL earlier this month. The team released Anzejs Pasecniks last weekend.
Len, who was surprisingly released by the Raptors earlier this week, will compete with Robin Lopez and Moritz Wagner for minutes at the center positions.
Coach Scott Brooks previously indicated that Rui Hachimura will get an opportunity to see minutes at the five, something that I’ve been lobbying for. However, with Len in the fold, the small-ball Wizards dream may be dead.
Len was selected by the Suns with the No. 5 overall pick back in 2013 out of Maryland and didn’t pan out in Phoenix. The 27-year-old saw more success later in his career, spending time with the Hawks and Kings before getting to the Tampa Bay Raptors.