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Channing Frye | Center/Forward | #8

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 255
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (8) / NY
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Channing Frye went scoreless in 12 minutes off the bench during Game 3, contributing one block and three personal fouls without a single shot attempt.
Frye worked with the starters prior to Game 3 but coach Tyronn Lue opted for a smaller lineup in the absence of Kevin Love (concussion). Richard Jefferson played great as a starter tonight, LeBron James thrived at power forward, and given Frye's defensive deficiencies it's hard to envision Lue to giving him major minutes vs. Golden State. Jun 9 - 12:36 AM

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Both Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson have been working with the Cavs' starters to prepare for a potential Kevin Love (concussion) absence from Game 3.

Love was able to go through limited portions of Wednesday morning's shootaround, but Jefferson was spotted in a red starter's jersey when media was allowed into the facility, while Frye wasn't wearing a jersey at all. Jefferson has been a consistent part of the Cavs' rotation through the Finals, whereas Frye has struggled to get on the court, so if Love can't give it a go it seems more likely that Jefferson would draw the start. Stay tuned.
Jun 8 - 11:42 AM

Channing Frye was scoreless in four minutes off the Cavs' bench on Sunday, contributing just one rebound and one blocked shot.

Frye played only seven minutes in Game 1 vs. the Warriors, and coach Tyronn Lue admitted afterward that "the matchup was kind of hard [for Frye]." Golden State's skilled small lineups are a major problem for the Cavs' preferred second-unit rotation, but Frye could find himself with a much bigger role if Kevin Love (concussion) is forced to miss any games.
Jun 5 - 11:05 PM

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he will try to find more minutes for Channing Frye.

"I thought the matchup was kind of hard," Lue said of Game 1. "When we went from Channing and LeBron [James] in that 4 and 5 lineup, they went small. But Channing's a big part of what we do, so I have to find a way to keep him on the floor." Frye only played seven minutes in Game 1 despite having a significant role in the previous two series, but it sounds like we'll see more of him moving forward. The Warriors' bench outscored the Cavs' bench 45-10, so Lue will obviously have to make some adjustments.
Source: ESPN
Jun 4 - 1:00 PM

Channing Frye came off the bench on Wednesday for seven points, three rebounds and one block in 13 minutes of action.

Tyronn Lue hinted that he'd give Frye extended playing time in Game 5, but he logged only six minutes in the first half and sat out a meaningless fourth quarter. Frye continues to serve as Cleveland's backup center, presenting a tough matchup for Bismack Biyombo and Jonas Valanciunas, so he should once again log 18-22 minutes during Friday's Game 6.
May 25 - 11:29 PM

Tyronn Lue said that he likes the space-the-court lineup "a lot," and he could use it more moving forward in hopes of limiting Bismack Biyombo's production.

Lue has been steadily increasing Channing Frye's minutes throughout the Eastern Conference Finals, and it sounds like Frye's minutes could be in the 25-minute range for Game 5, which could result in less run for Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love. Love hasn't been playing very well at all over the past two, so he'll be a bit of a risky DFS play for Game 5.

Channing Frye played 21 minutes off the bench against the Raptors on Monday with 12 points, six rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers.

He played down the stretch and was a big reason for a fourth quarter charge. The Cavs are using him at center to help open things up and keep Bismack Biyombo away from the rim. Plus, Kevin Love isn't making shots and can't rebound right now. Frye might hit 25 minutes in Game 5.
May 23 - 11:15 PM

Channing Frye was on fire during a win over the Hawks on Friday, scoring a playoff career-high 27 points with seven rebounds, one steal and seven 3-pointers.

Well, that deal with the Magic at the trade deadline is worth it now. He was 10-of-13 from the field to give him a 103.8 effective field goal percentage. Frye scored a grand total of three points in the series against the Pistons, but he's scored 20 in the previous two games. He picked up some extra run in the third quarter because Kevin Love got into some foul trouble and was able to keep it rolling. He'll likely go back into a secondary role in Game 4.
May 6 - 10:10 PM

Channing Frye came off Cleveland's bench on Wednesday for 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, five boards, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes of action.

Cleveland hit 18 threes in the first half thanks to solid ball-movement, lax defense and unconscious shooting, and Frye merely picked up where the starters left off. Richard Jefferson added eight points with three 3-pointers, Iman Shumpert scored seven points on 3-of-3 shooting, and even Dahntay Jones got into the mix with three points -- his only make was the 3-pointer that broke the previous NBA record for most threes made in a game.
May 4 - 10:40 PM

Cavs GM David Griffin praised Channing Frye for being a "huge, huge plus" in the locker room.

"We needed someone who was truly joyful to be part of the process to remind everybody how blessed we are to be together," Griffin said. It's a little odd that a Cavs team filled with talent needed a reminder to enjoy the chance to achieve greatness, but it speaks volumes that Frye, Dahntay Jones and James Jones have such an impact on team chemistry for a roster that includes LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.

Channing Frye played 41 minutes as a starter on Wednesday, notching 14 points, six rebounds, four assists and one steal in a home loss.

The Cavs were playing with half of their team tonight, as Iman Shumpert and Mo Williams are injured and four players were rested. Frye made 6-of-10 shots with one 3-pointer, and he's fitting in nicely as a stretch big man, but tonight's result has zero bearing on his role for the postseason.
Apr 13 - 11:47 PM

Channing Frye scored five points with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 14 minutes against the Nets on Thursday.

Well, the milk has finally gone bad for Frye. He was one of the most efficient players over a five-game span before Wednesday, but he's cold again. He's a drop candidate for those who hoped he'd stay hot.
Mar 24 - 10:16 PM

Channing Frye was scoreless in 13 minutes off the Cavs' bench on Wednesday.

The sharp-shooting big man has been as-advertised since joining the Cavaliers, draining 22-of-37 triples in his previous seven games, but he didn't have it tonight. There's no lack of 3-point specialists on most waiver wires, so Frye isn't a very appealing asset.
Mar 23 - 10:06 PM

Channing Frye will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Bucks, with Kevin Love back in the starting lineup.

Frye should still be able to earn roughly 20 minutes off the bench tonight, so his value isn't going to take a massive hit with the demotion to the second unit. He's worth a look in deep leagues for those seeking a 3-point specialist that can sprinkle in some blocks here and there.
Mar 23 - 6:49 PM

Channing Frye scored 14 points with three rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Nuggets.

You could argue he's been better than Kevin Love and the Cavs offense has looked great at times with Love on the bench. Frye's minutes have been trending up even when Love plays and he's shockingly been a fourth-round player in his last seven games. The chances of him staying this hot are pretty slim, but he's worth a look if you want to ride him while he's hot.
Mar 21 - 10:24 PM