Len Breaks Finger, Warren Gets Stitches
Vegas has not been kind to the Suns through two games of the NBA Summer League.
After intriguing NBA onlookers with a solid six points, six rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes of action on Saturday, Alex Len found out the pinky of his right hand was fractured after getting caught in an opponent's jersey.
The injury will sideline the 7-1 center for the remainder of Summer League, an ill-timed setback in what was supposed to be a defining offseason for the former No. 5 overall pick. Len was slated for further evaluation in Phoenix, today.
Meanwhile the Suns' highest-drafted rookie from this summer also took a beating from an opponent. In Sunday's win over the bucks, T.J. Warren caught an errant elbow in a loose-ball situation, which forced him to receive four stitches above his right eye.
Warren was held out for the rest of the game after logging seven early minutes, but is expected to play in Tuesday's game against the Sixers. He scored 22 points in his NBA Summer League debut on Saturday.
Len's injury leaves the Suns somewhat short-handed up front, where they'll rely on third-year big man Miles Plumlee, second-round pick Alec Brown and free agent forward Elias Harris to hold the fort.
Summer League Head Coach Mike Longabardi hinted last week that Warren could also see time at power forward, a move that may become more likely in light of Len's absence.