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Channing Frye | Center/Forward

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 255
College: Arizona
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Channing Frye (knee) scored two points in his Magic debut on Thursday with two rebounds and two turnovers in 24 minutes.
He didn't look very active and might not be at 100 percent. The Magic overpaid to bring him to the team, so he should be penciled in for minutes in the high 20s. He'll have a chance to make a couple treys per game and is worth owning for owners needing help in that area. Oct 30 - 10:04 PM

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Updating a previous item, Channing Frye (knee) is expected to start on Thursday.

That escalated quickly. Frye was expected to be active, but wasn't even a lock to play. Now, he's in the starting lineup in place of Kyle O'Quinn (ankle). At this point, Frye will not only make his Magic debut, but could play a larger role than expected. Fantasy owners will want to monitor his performance and usage closely.
Oct 30 - 6:08 PM

Channing Frye (knee) will be active on Thursday.

It's not clear if Frye will play, but it sounds like he's got a good shot to do just that with team beat writer John Denton saying "all indications" are Frye will play. He sprained his MCL in early October and was expected to miss anywhere between 1-2 months, so his being active is a positive sign in his recovery. Frye will wear a knee brace, but it's only expected to be temporary.
Oct 30 - 5:21 PM

Channing Frye (knee) said his knee is sound and that he hopes to shed his knee brace soon.

Frye also added that when he plays, there will be no concern about his knee. The 31-year-old remains without a return timetable and would seem to be doubtful for Thursday's game against the Wizards, so fantasy owners will likely have to hope for a Saturday return against the Raptors.
Oct 30 - 11:27 AM

Channing Frye (knee) is unlikely to play on Tuesday against the Pelicans.

Reiterating an earlier report, Frye's not looking likely for the opener. His return date is up in the air at this point as he remains without a firm timetable to return.
Oct 27 - 11:24 AM

Longtime beat writer Josh Robbins wrote that it "seems next to impossible" for Channing Frye (knee) to play in the season opener.

Whereas teammate Victor Oladipo (knee) was on the court participating in practice, Frye watched all of Monday's one-hour practice from the sidelines. There was an initial report of 1-2 months when the injury occurred that supposedly got put to bed, but Robbins does the math in his article that a return at the seven-week mark would equate to 13 missed games. There's some guesswork involved with that, but owners should now consider the possibility that Frye isn't guaranteed a quick return and his late-round valuation is teetering on the next update.
Oct 20 - 8:00 PM

Channing Frye (knee) was not a participant during Monday's practice.

Frye's been seen getting up some jumpers before games, and is reportedly making progress with his injury, but still remains without an official return date. Frye's ability to offer 3-point shooting from the power forward position mixed in with some blocks makes him a nice asset to own, and he's worth a gamble in the later rounds of standard leagues, despite the knee injury.
Oct 20 - 7:15 PM

Channing Frye (knee) will not play in Saturday's game against the 76ers.

He is still nursing a knee injury, but he was taking jumpers before the game started and is coming along nicely. He is reportedly making progress and the fact that the Magic is giving updates bodes well for his status. While the knee injury may scare some fantasy owners away, he may be worth a gamble in the later rounds for his outstanding three-point shooting.
Oct 18 - 6:15 PM

Channing Frye (knee) will not play in Friday's exhibition game against Detroit.

Frye had previously said he didn't have a timetable for a return, but an update from the Magic on an individual exhibition game could mean that he's getting closer. Frye can be a valuable source of three-pointers towards the end of fantasy drafts, so owners shouldn't shy away from the 31-year-old due to his preseason recovery from knee injury.
Oct 16 - 11:39 AM

Channing Frye (knee) said that he still doesn't have a timetable for his return, but his knee is feeling better every day.

In addition to saying that he is swimming "like a fish", Frye said, "It feels better every day. I was kind of a freak thing and since I've never had this type of injury, it's tough to assess what's going on." Frye traveled with the team to Charlotte and was seen shooting three-pointers before the Magic's exhibition game on Monday, so fantasy owners who take a late-round risk on the 31-year-old could soon be rewarded.
Oct 14 - 10:25 AM

Channing Frye (knee) has been shooting 3-pointers and has been increasing his workload at practice.

He said his knee feels structurally sound, so the report from last week saying he could miss up to two months can probably be put to bed. Frye doesn't have any significant tearing in his sprained MCL and has a decent chance to be ready for the season opener. He's a solid late-round pick and can probably come a little cheaper with this news.
Oct 13 - 12:35 PM

Channing Frye (sprained left MCL) will not play vs. the Hornets on Monday.

Frye has done some light shooting but isn't yet practicing, and the team has declined to provide a specific timetable for his return. His absence opens up more playing time for Tobias Harris, Andrew Nicholson and Aaron Gordon at the PF spot.
Oct 12 - 6:12 PM

Channing Frye (knee) will not play on Friday night.

He has been at practice and is most just doing some stretching. There are some rumors that Frye could miss one to two months, but the team has yet to make an official diagnosis. Frye's upside in 3-pointers makes him worthy of a late-round pick.
Oct 10 - 11:03 AM

Channing Frye's sprained MCL could sideline him "anywhere from one to two months," according to Magic writer Brian Schmitz.

The severity of the sprain isn't clear and Frye did some light shooting prior to Tuesday's exhibition, but fantasy owners should at least prepare for the possibility that he'll miss the start of the regular season. Frye should light it up from the 3-point arc this season, without hurting fantasy owners anywhere, making him a viable late-round pick.
Oct 8 - 11:43 AM

Channing Frye suffered a sprained left MCL at practice on Thursday.

The team has already given him an MRI and it sounds like a minor sprain with no ligament tears. Frye was just overpaid by the Magic last summer for a deal worth $32 million, so this isn't a great start. He has no timetable to return, but it sounds like he should be ready for the regular season. If he wasn't Tobias Harris would see major minutes.
Oct 3 - 9:40 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Elfrid Payton
2Luke Ridnour
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Evan Fournier
3Ben Gordon
4Willie Green
5Devyn Marble
SF1Tobias Harris
2Aaron Gordon
3Moe Harkless
PF1Channing Frye
2Andrew Nicholson
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Dewayne Dedmon