Center Alex Len made his long-awaited Bubble appearance Tuesday afternoon in the Sacramento Kings’ 110-114 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
The 7-foot big man saw three minutes of action and scored a quick three points in his return. His size and defensive presence will be a much-needed factor if the Kings expect to make any noise during their five remaining games in Orlando.
Len missed nearly all the team’s training camp sessions after it was announced on June 24 that he had tested positive for the Coronavirus. Unlike teammates Buddy Hield, Jabari Parker, and Harrison Barnes, Alex was hit hard and could not maintain a consistent level of activity while he awaited to rejoin the team in Orlando. As a result, the Kings have chosen to bring him back slowly to ensure he is ready for action.
Assuming he experienced no setbacks following his activity today, he should be ready for Thursday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans.