As a Suns fan, I have not had many opportunities to write about them in a positive manner this season. Watching Friday and Sunday’s games, the first back to back road wins for the Suns in a year, I was finally given the chance to be at least a little bit of a homer. Now that doesn’t mean this week’s Man Crush Monday isn’t deserving of it, because Alex Len had a great weekend. He showed that he is becoming the player Phoenix thought he was when they selected him fifth overall in 2013.

Alex Len
(Barry Gossage/Getty Images)

On Friday night against the Orlando Magic, Len had a career high 31 points to go with 15 rebounds. On Sunday afternoon, he followed it up in Memphis with 19 points and 16 rebounds. These may not be out of your mind numbers, but for a 22-year-old that hasn’t been the most consistent in his career so far he is trending in the right direction. His ability to get to the free throw line in these two games made a huge difference as well. In both games combined, Len had 27 free throw attempts.

Len has averaged a double-double for the last ten games. Although they have not won a lot since he has taken over, interim head coach Earl Watson seems to be getting the best out of the young center. He has even been playing power forward next to Tyson Chandler in the lineup and the results have been positive. As a kid growing up in the Ukraine, Len idolized Tim Duncan. Over the summer last year he went and worked out with Duncan and it looks as if that is paying off. I for one suggest he goes again this summer and the next until Duncan throws him out of his house. Along with Devon Booker and a few others on this team, Len is part of a young core that gives us Suns fans something to hope for in the future.

Kevin McQuade covers the NBA for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @kmcquade9.

Kevin McQuadeBasketballFantasy Studs/DudsMemphis GrizzliesNBAOrlando MagicPacific DivisionPhoenix SunsRecent PostsSoutheast DivisionSouthwest DivisionAlex Len,Devon Booker,Earl Watson,Memphis Grizzlies,NBA,Orlando Magic,Phoenix Suns,Tim DuncanAs a Suns fan, I have not had many opportunities to write about them in a positive manner this season. Watching Friday and Sunday’s games, the first back to back road wins for the Suns in a year, I was finally given the chance to be at least a...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?