Suns’ Alex Len re-fractures finger, will miss some time

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Last season Alex Len was the No. 5 pick of the Suns but missed half of his rookie season after he had ankle surgery. Then in summer league he broke his pinky finger on his right hand.

Now he has re-fractured that same finger, but in a different place, the Suns announced on Tuesday. The injury happened in practice when Len went to dunk and Tyler Ennis tried to block the shot, according to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic. That’s just unlucky.

The Suns gave no timetable on Len’s return, other than that he will be re-evaluated next week (Oct. 15). He could return with a split on the finger at that time.

Len is expected to back up Miles Plumlee at the five spot this season, although the Suns like to go small and will play some Markeiff Morris at the five (with a three-guard lineup).