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NBA Signings: Len to Wizards, Pelle to Nets

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A pair of NBA big men found new homes on Friday.

New York Knicks v Toronto Raptors Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Recently waived center Alex Len has agreed to a one-year deal with the Wizards. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Len is headed to Washington after he was jettisoned from Toronto’s roster.

Len, the No. 5 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, appeared in just seven games (two starts) with the Raptors this season. The 27-year-old big man holds career averages of 7.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Charania’s message on social media also suggested that Len fielded multiple offers prior to his decision.

Elsewhere in the Eastern Conference, the Nets addressed their depleted big man rotation by signing former Sixers big man Norvel Pelle. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski delivered the news on Brooklyn’s latest signing on Friday.

Pelle, a 6-foot-10 center, has spent his professional career bouncing between the Sixers’ organization and overseas leagues. Last season, he appeared in 24 NBA contests and produced a scoring average of 2.4 points per game.