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Channing Frye | Center/Forward

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 255
College: Arizona
Contract: view contract details

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Channing Frye and C.J. Watson may sit out of Thursday's preseason game vs. the Pacers.
To be clear, both players are expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Heat, but the Magic have no reason to play their two veterans in a back-to-back set during the preseason. With Aaron Gordon poised to have a breakout season, Frye is not a target in fantasy leagues, while Watson will have limited value as Elfrid Payton's primary backup. Oct 7 - 6:15 PM

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Channing Frye missed all five shots from the field for two points with two rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes on Saturday.

He had the worst net rating of the starters today. The fantasy world will be rooting against him in order to open up some playing time for Aaron Gordon, who could bust out this year.
Oct 3 - 11:35 PM

According to Zach Lowe of Grantland, Channing Frye is available for "very little."

To be clear, Lowe says that Magic officials have denied the rumors, but if they did admit they were shopping Frye then they would lose some leverage. Frye was terrible last season with averages of 7.3 points and 1.8 3-pointers per game and he has one of the worst contracts in the league, so it won't be easy to move him. We will let you know if this report gains any traction, but Aaron Gordon would likely be the primary beneficiary if Frye is traded.
Source: Grantland
Oct 2 - 3:58 PM

Channing Frye said that he feels more mobile now.

Frye injured his knee during last year's training camp, and perhaps that injury lingered and had something to do with his horrific 2014-15 season. Head coach Scott Skiles said that Nikola Vucevic and Frye looked good playing together during Orlando's first practice, but he acknowledged he won't know much until the first exhibition game. Frye shot a career-worst 39.2 percent from the field last season to go with dismal averages of 7.3 points and 1.8 three-pointers per game. We don't see Frye making a substantial improvement this season, and he could lose some serious minutes to Summer League standout Aaron Gordon.
Sep 29 - 3:18 PM

Channing Frye said there will be a "better version" of him this year.

"I have a lot to prove and I’m here to put the work in," Frye said. He said last year was "embarrassing" to him, and his teammate Nikola Vucevic even took a shot at him saying Frye couldn't run an up-tempo style -- he was probably kidding. The fantasy world will be rooting against Frye in hopes Aaron Gordon is unleashed.
Sep 25 - 10:05 PM

When asked about the Magic running a faster pace, Nikola Vucevic said the team "can all run except for Channing Frye."

Yep. Frye's contract continues to be a waste with Tobias Harris and Aaron Gordon looking like a terrific forward tandem. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him be bumped from the rotation, which would be great for Gordon.
Sep 25 - 5:55 PM

Channing Frye is hopeful to remain with the Magic.

Frye is coming off the first year of a four-year, $32 million deal, but he's seen his role evaporate as the season has progressed. "It's been a tough year, but it's been an awesome year because I've grown, I think, a lot more in being patient, not just assuming guys know certain things, being able to communicate better," Frye said. "I hope to be back here, and I really do enjoy my time here." It's going to be tough to trade Frye's contract, so we expect him back in Orlando barring something unforeseen.
Apr 13 - 10:41 AM

Channing Frye was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

He's out of the rotation for now and clearly his lack of defense is an issue with coach James Borrego. Frye can be left on the wire in almost all leagues now and likely needs an injury to get playing time. Although, Andrew Nicholson didn't help himself tonight, making 1-of-7 from the field.
Apr 1 - 10:37 PM

Channing Frye returned to action off the bench on Wednesday with two points in six minutes.

He is going to lose a lot of playing time to Dewayne Dedmon. Frye can be ignored in almost all leagues.
Mar 26 - 3:46 AM

Channing Frye (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets.

With both Frye and Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) out for this one, Kyle O'Quinn and Andrew Nicholson will see their minutes increased with Nikola Vucevic getting all the run he can handle. O'Quinn is worth a look as a streamer option for his ability to rack up the shot blocking totals.

Channing Frye will return to Orlando's starting lineup with Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) out on Wednesday.

Frye typically fares better when starting and it doesn't hurt that Tobias Harris (ankle) is also unavailable, freeing plenty of minutes at the forward spots. Dedmon is day-to-day with his injury, however, so anyone picking up Frye should prepare to cut him loose just as quickly.
Mar 18 - 7:43 PM

Channing Frye moved back to Orlando's bench on Tuesday and had three points on 1-of-3 shooting, one 3-pointer, one rebound and no other stats in 19 minutes of action.

Frye's defense earned him a quick benching on Sunday and he belongs on the waiver wire as long as Nikola Vucevic is healthy and Dewayne Dedmon is starting at power forward.
Mar 10 - 9:36 PM

Channing Frye, who scored 22 points on Friday, finished Sunday's game vs. Boston with six points, one 3-pointer, five rebounds and one block in only 16 minutes.

Frye opened the game 1-of-6 from the field and coach James Borrego quickly turned to his bench for more frontcourt production, ultimately starting Moe Harkless ahead of Frye in the second half. The benching was due as much to Frye's poor defense as his shooting and he's simply too inconsistent to rely on for standard-league value, especially while Nikola Vucevic (ankle) is day-to-day.
Mar 8 - 9:36 PM

Channing Frye busted a slump against the defenseless Kings on Friday, hitting 7-of-11 shots (including six threes) for 22 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and three blocks in 35 minutes.

Nikola Vucevic (ankle) was out and the Kings played with practically no energy tonight, so this isn't a good game to measure his value with. But, it could still get him going and for that reason he's worth watching to see if he can do it again.
Mar 7 - 12:34 AM

Channing Frye will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Kings with Nikola Vucevic (sore left ankle) out.

Frye has been pretty darn horrible this season, so we're not expecting much despite his return to the starting unit. He'll drain some 3-pointers, but with averages of just 8.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.1 three-pointers per game as a starter, he's not an option in standard leagues.
Mar 6 - 6:13 PM