Raptors waive center Alex Len in spite of contract guarantee

Former Raptors center Alex Len fights for position vs. the Suns.

The Raptors have waived center Alex Len and created a standard roster spot, the team announced in a release.

Len, 27, was the No. 5 overall draft pick in 2013 and has also spent time with the Suns and Hawks. He appeared in seven of the Raptors’ first 13 games — though he did sign a guaranteed deal in free agency this offseason. That made the move somewhat of a surprise.

Len has also missed some time recently for personal reasons. The Raptors have listed him out due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols as well.

His salary of $2.3 million salary will remain on Toronto’s salary cap unless he is claimed off waivers. He will become an unrestricted on Thursday afternoon.

Len was behind Chris Boucher and Aron Baynes on the Raptors’ depth chart before being released.

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