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Alex Len Talks Hawks Experience, Confusion Over Being Traded

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Alex Len Talks Hawks Experience, Confusion Over Being Traded  

Post#1 » by HMFFL » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:59 am

Len admitted that he didn’t know what to expect when he was on his way to Sacramento. He called the experience of playing with the Kings this season a “pleasant surprise,” while adding that dynamics of the two franchises were different.

“There was a whole different mood and vibe around the team because we were going for the eighth spot,” Len said. “When I was (in Atlanta), it’s tough to play knowing you’re not making the playoffs. You go into the game, and guys are thinking about their points and themselves. (In Sacramento), it’s all about team and winning. Guys don’t care how many points they score; it’s all about winning. Everybody was playing a lot harder. We were playing all five guys on a string. It makes your job easier because everybody else is a lot better.”

https://www.hoopsrumors.com/2020/03/alex-len-talks-hawks-experience-confusion-over-being-traded.html

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Re: Alex Len Talks Hawks Experience, Confusion Over Being Traded 

Post#2 » by GrimeyKidd » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:56 pm

On the last year of his deal and wasn't playing very well. Not sure he should have been surprised he was traded. Also benched. Being the best out of the trash rotation we had isn't saying much
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Re: Alex Len Talks Hawks Experience, Confusion Over Being Traded 

Post#3 » by HMFFL » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:36 pm

Another part of the article:

In the trade with the Kings, which also sent Jabari Parker to Sacramento, the Hawks received a pair of second-round picks and Dewayne Dedmon, who had left the team in free agency prior to the season. That, coupled with the team bringing in Clint Capela, left Len puzzled as to why Atlanta would trade him for another center.

“They didn’t want to pay [Dedmon] in the first place, so it didn’t make sense to me,” Len said. “If they wanted him, they could have just paid him. So they get him as a backup now and end up paying him anyway.”


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