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Reports: Former Wizard Alex Len signs 2-year deal with Kings

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Alex Len grabs a rebound in front of Hawks forward John Collins

The Sacramento Kings signed former Wizards center Alex Len to a two-year contract, according to multiple reports. Len appeared in 57 games for Washington last season, averaging 7.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and one block per game as a member of their frontcourt rotation.

Per USA TODAY’s Michael Scotto, the deal is worth $7.65 million. Len returns to Sacramento, where he played 15 games during the 2019-20 season. He was originally acquired by the Kings as part of the Jabari Parker trade with the Atlanta Hawks.

After the Wizards lost starting center Thomas Bryant to a torn ACL, they signed Len — who had been waived by the Toronto Raptors only four days earlier. He went on to carve out a bigger role than he had with the Raptors and ended up starting 43 games for Washington, including three playoff games.

Len was a candidate to return to D.C. even after the Wizards acquired Montrezl Harrell as part of their return for shipping Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers. However, Washington will instead look elsewhere for center depth to add alongside Harrell, Bryant and Daniel Gafford.