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Phoenix Suns Player of the Week Highlights: "Insert Alex Len Pun Here"

The Suns have yet to lose a game with Alex Len as the starting center, and over the past four games the 21-year-old big man has posted averages of 10.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game. That is deserving of a player of the week highlight video.

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The truth is that Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe have been playing so well as of late that I could easily have dedicated another video and article to them.

But when you have a chance to call attention to rising big man Alex Len, you have to take it.

No matter what your preferred nickname is for the 21-year-old center out of Ukraine, we can all agree that he has been dominating the opposition ever since he was inserted into the starting lineup. Against the Wizards, Mavericks, Kings and Lakers this week Len averaged 10.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game on 67 percent shooting from the field. That translates to 15.5 points, 12.2 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per 36 minutes.

On defense he is committing fewer fouls by staying on his feet and not falling for pump fakes. Both Len's 7'1" height and 7'3.5" wingspan allow him to either block or alter shots without leaving the ground.

And on offense, most of his points are either dunks or layups, usually generated by easy feeds and offensive rebounds. Occasionally Len will expand his range and knock down a mid-range jump shot, though it still isn't very consistent. Len has made 15 of 37 attempts that were at least 10 feet away from the basket this season, which translates to a very respectable 40.5 percent success rate.

It's a short video, but here are Len's early season highlights. 

Also make sure to vote on the poll for your player of the week. To help you out, here's a chart of the team's best performers statistically over the past four games:

Player Minutes Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks Turnovers FG% 3P%
Dragic 34.0 20.3 3.0 4.0 0.8 0.0 2.0 52.5 45.5
Bledsoe 32.5 18.3 8.0 7.0 2.0 0.5 2.5 40.6 18.8
Len 25.0 10.8 8.5 0.5 0.8 3.0 0.8 66.7 0
Markieff 31.8 13.8 3.8 2.3 2.0 0.0 3.3 54.5 30.0
Marcus 23.4 11.0 4.8 1.8 0.3 0.3 0.5 54.5 70.0

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