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Channing Frye | Center/Forward

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 263
College: Arizona
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Channing Frye let it be known that he is not a fan of the notion that athletes should take a hometown discount in a recent interview.
"[The idea that athletes should take a hometown discount] it’s just absolutely ridiculous. Because the thing that happens is someone takes a discount. Let’s say the market says they’re worth $10 million and they take $5 million. The next day they get traded, so they’re like ‘well dang, why did I take $5 million if you’re just going to trade me?’" Because Frye went to school at the University of Arizona, and attended high school in Phoenix, it was generally believed that he was going to return with the Suns for the 2014-15 season. However, the two sides were apparently far apart from a contract standpoint, and he elected to go with the highest bidder. Basketball is a business, and Frye makes a valid point. Jul 18 - 9:26 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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Unrestricted free agent Channing Frye has agreed on a four-year deal worth $32 million with the Magic.

Frye may be the starting power forward for the Magic, and he'll bring veteran leadership to a young Orlando roster. Frye had a nice season with Phoenix last season, averaging 11.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.0 three-pointers through 28.2 minutes per game. It's possible Frye can get a bit more minutes in a less crowded rotation in Orlando, which would create a marginal uptick in the stats. As for Phoenix, this move should open up the door for Markieff Morris to be the starting power forward. Morris's per-36-minute numbers are impressive at 18.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.1 steals per game, and if Phoenix doesn't make any additional moves, Morris could be a nice sleeper pick.
Jul 7 - 6:11 PM

Andre Iguodala made an informal recruitment pitch to his former college teammate and unrestricted free agent Channing Frye on Sirius XM radio.

Frye opted out of the last year of his contract with the Suns, leaving $6.8M on the table. He has already been linked to the Warriors, his former general manager in Phoenix, Steve Kerr, is now the head coach of the Warriors. Frye's former college teammate Andre Iguodala made his sales pitch on Sirius. "I’ve talked to Channing a few times," he said on Thursday. "I told him how great the Bay was... I would take care of him. If he needed a room, I got an extra room for him."
Jun 26 - 3:02 PM

Channing Frye has opted out of the final year of his contract with the Suns.

The option was for $6.8 million, so he's clearly trying to secure years over risking a downturn in the upcoming season. Frye has been linked to the Warriors, where his old GM Steve Kerr is coaching the team, and he has also been linked to the Cavs. His game translates very well to fantasy but wherever he plays the jury will be out on what he can do after struggling down the stretch of last year.
Jun 23 - 8:30 PM

ESPN's Marc Stein reports that Channing Frye has a "99 percent" chance of opting out of his contract on Monday.

That would make Frye an unrestricted free agent, and while there are indications he wants to re-sign with the Suns, it sounds like there's a good chance he'll be playing for another team next season. If the Warriors miss out on a Kevin Love trade, Frye might be a target for them, and the Cavaliers have also been mentioned as having interest in his services.
Jun 23 - 12:40 AM

The Warriors and Cavaliers may have interest in signing Suns PF/C Channing Frye if he declines his $6.8 million player option for next season.

Frye said in April that he hopes to negotiate a contract extension with Phoenix, where he averaged 11.1 points and shot 37.0 percent from downtown last season. He also played in all 82 games, a momentous turn of events after heart surgery caused him to miss the entire 2012-13 season, and for now the Suns appear to have the inside track to retain him.
Jun 22 - 6:16 PM

Channing Frye, who has a $6.8 million player option next season, would like to negotiate a contract extension with the Suns.

"I'd love to stay here. It's up to them and their future and what they want to do," Frye said. "I love wearing this uniform. I think I take a little more pride in it than everyone else because I'm from here." He's averaged 11.2 points and 5.1 rebounds while starting all 82 games for Phoenix (he's expected to start Wednesday), an amazing feat after missing the 2012-13 season due to an enlarged heart.
Apr 16 - 9:14 AM

Channing Frye hit 7-of-13 shots and five 3-pointers for 21 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Saturday's loss to the Mavericks.

Frye has been in a serious slump for the Suns, but got hot early and was able to keep it going. The Suns are still battling Memphis for the last playoff spot available, so Frye will continue to play. But the fact remains that tonight's game might have been more of a fluke than anything else, given his poor play over the last several weeks.
Apr 12 - 11:47 PM

Channing Frye scored two points on 1-of-6 shooting with four rebounds and no steals or blocks in Friday's win.

Frye played just 19 minutes and though his overall value has not fallen off a cliff because of a fantasy friendly game, the recent results have made him droppable.
Apr 5 - 1:31 AM

Channing Frye made 1-of-7 field goals for two points in Sunday's lopsided loss, adding six rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes of action.

He went without a 3-pointer for the second straight game, and the normally deadly outside shooter is just 32.7 percent from deep since the All-Star break. Nevertheless, Frye's valuable combination of 3-pointers, steals (0.8) and blocks (0.8) has buoyed his mid-round value in nine-cat leagues this season.
Mar 31 - 12:23 AM

Channing Frye scored 18 points vs. the Hawks on Monday with seven boards, one block and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

He did not play more than 23 minutes in any of his previous four games and his playing time has dwindled a bit with guys like Markieff Morris really stepping up. Frye's 18 points were also his best total since Feb. 4 and he also entered tonight with March averages of 8.9 points, 4.5 boards and 1.2 triples. He's not quite worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 24 - 10:48 PM

Channing Frye played a season-low 15 minutes as the Suns relied on small lineups in a comeback win vs. the Wolves on Sunday.

The Suns erased a double-digit deficit with Marcus Morris playing center, which gives some idea of coach Jeff Hornacek's unorthodox but effective lineups. The end result was a 127-120 victory for Phoenix but Frye should resume playing 20-30 minutes against Pero Antic and the Hawks on Monday.
Mar 23 - 6:29 PM

Channing Frye hit just 1-of-6 shots for two points in Friday's win, but did manage two steals and a block to go with his four rebounds over 23 minutes.

It hasn't been pretty for Frye lately but his fantasy-friendly game has still managed to return late-round value through it all. Depending on your needs and who is available on the wire you may opt for a hotter player, but Frye is operating at his floor and the Suns will need every ounce of effort he can bring as they hunt a playoff spot. They also play four games next week.
Mar 22 - 2:53 AM

Channing Frye scored 17 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including four threes) with six rebounds and one steal in the Suns' 110-101 loss to the Cavs on Wednesday.

Frye cooled off in a big way but he never really lost all of his value so hopefully folks were able to hold on. If he's available your team would need to be stacked in a standard format not to make the pickup. He's a top 65-85 play when he's on the floor this season and though we can't guarantee he's out of his slump those metrics are too good to pass up, even with Eric Bledsoe back and P.J. Tucker returning from his suspension.
Mar 13 - 1:32 AM

Channing Frye started again on Tuesday, but hit just 2-of-6 shots for four points, three rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes.

He also had a block, but the sudden rise of Markieff Morris is clearly hurting Frye right now. Morris had 24 points tonight, and has scored between 21 and 24 points in three straight games, while Frye had scored a total of 10 points over his last two games. Frye will likely get hot again at some point, but with Morris coming on so strong, is no longer a must-start player.
Feb 26 - 12:44 AM

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