This guy might be one of the hardest guys to peg. I feel like if he were on a team that even had remotely competent guards that would get him the ball and not shoot 500 times a game, he would have much better numbers. I feel like he has tremendous upside, but I wonder- how much will playing with crappy guards at Maryland hurt him? Or does he have good enough game tape for it to not even matter?
He is sort of the mystery man in this draft. I think Drummond playing so well this year will help him. UCONN's point guards and Lamb's chucking hurt their bigs so much it had people completely bailing on Drummond's upside. Maybe people will be able to see through it with Len this year. He has some Zydrunas Ilgualkas in him. The only thing is with Noel's recurring injury plus Len's and Oladipo's games being hard to know whether they will translate at the next level, this draft is bad and unpredictable. I like draft regardless and there will be sleepers but we reasonably and rationally could have a 3 and D guy go one, a PG shooting 40% go 2, a rich mans Danny Green go 3 and a 215 pound center that can't walk go 4.
Tonight was a microcosm of his season. He was by far the most gifted interior player on the court, but often settled for mid-range jumpers and tough shots and finished the game 2-9 from the field with 3 turnovers. I personally wouldn't touch him in the lottery but I'm sure he'll still go lotto and likely top 10 due to his potential.
I actually like Len. Obviously today was a bad game for him. However, I felt like he took jumpers because he thought he wasn't going to get the ball back.
He simply does not touch the ball enough. Late in the game, he would roll off picks, and the guards wouldn't dump the ball off. Len definitely needs to improve, but that team doesn't know how to use him.
This game showed why MD isn't going to make the NCAA tourney. Alex Len is the worst big man in basketball. What's scary is some NBA team will draft him on potential(PLS WIZZARDS NOOO!!)The list of what makes him bad is so long. Can't run, jump, pass ,shoot, play anything remotely looking like defense.
He's a 2nd round stash guy, nothing more
He actually runs very well for a 7 footer, Hes 7 foot so he doesn't really need to have an outstanding vertical, and has a decent jump shot from mid range. I don't see how anyone can say hes not a lottery pick in this weak of a draft class.
Will not help him playing defense. He is really limited moving side to side.
He is the classic "Big man who doesn't get a lot of touches so we don't really know how good he can be". He might evolve and unleash some of that post up game at the next level. Or he could be a guy who's just never quite aggresive enough.