Former Raptors Center Signs One-Year Deal with Washington Wizards
With the emergence of Chris Boucher, Alex Len became expendable in Toronto… er…Tampa Bay.
Now, he’s on the move.
After being waived by the Toronto Raptors earlier in the week, the former lottery pick has opted to sign with the short-handed Washington Wizards. No team has been more decimated by injuries and COVID-19 quite like that of the Wizards in the season’s early goings and the signing will help Washington essentially fill out it’s short-handed roster.
Former Raptors Alex Len is heading to DC https://t.co/EgfgPtXVPw
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With Thomas Bryant out for the season with a knee injury, and Rui Hachimura and Russell Westbrook still dealing with nagging injuries of their own, the Wizards were in desperate need of making some additions. In just a handful of games with the Raptors, the seven foot Len averaged 2.3 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. He has averaged 7.9 points and 6.2 rebounds across 474 career NBA games.
The Wizards have also signed former Golden State Warriors power forward Jordan Bell.