Channing Frye RUMORS & NEWS

  • Frye: Cavaliers defensive effort in Game 4 'some bulls---'

    The Score "Channing Frye doesn't have to dig very deep into the boxscore to point out what went wrong during the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 Game 4 loss Monday to the Toronto Raptors. "They shot 54 percent. We've just got to look at the film and do better," Frye told reporters. "That's some..." May 24

  • The Cavs and their $32 million Channing Frye decision

    ESPN "At February's trade deadline, Dan Gilbert mulled a $32 million decision as his general manager waited for an answer. The night before, the Cavs had agreed to trade Anderson Varejao to the Portland Trail Blazers, a move that had been under discussion for weeks. It was a costly deal from an asset..." May 07

  • Report: Cavaliers being 'extra cautious' with Channing Frye's medicals

    The Score "The Cleveland Cavaliers have not found any medical issues with trade-deadline acquisition Channing Frye, but they're taking their time with tests. The Cavaliers are being "extra cautious" given Frye's medical history, reports Joe Vardon of, citing multiple sources. The..." February 22

  • Magic send Frye to Cavaliers in 3-team deal

    The Score "The Orlando Magic have traded stretch four Channing Frye to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-way deal that would see Anderson Varejao dealt to the Portland Trail Blazers, USA Today's Sam Amick reports. The Magic would send draft picks along with Varejao to Portland in exchange for an expiring..." February 19

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Channing Frye will be sent to the Cavs from Orlando, I'm told. Anderson Varejao will wind up in Portland. More to come.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojVerticalNBA

    Clippers still unwilling to commit to Channing Frye deal with Magic, league sources tell @TheVertical. Cavs have real chance to get Frye.

  • Cavs offered Anderson Varejao to Magic for Channing Frye

    Fear The Sword "If a report from ESPN's Marc Stein is to be believed (and it probably should), there is a bit of substance to the rumors from last night that the Cavs are interested in Channing Frye. And the Cavs offer would include Anderson Varejao, a favorite of both many Cavs fans and LeBron James. The Magic..." February 18

  • Clippers, Magic Discuss Channing Frye Trade

    Hoops Rumors "7:21pm: The Clippers would send Lance Stephenson, C.J. Wilcox and possibly a second-rounder to Orlando in return, Wojnarowski relays (Twitter links). Los Angeles is also engaged in talks with another team regarding Stephenson, which puts any trade with Orlando on hold temporarily, the Vertical..." February 17

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojVerticalNBA

    The Los Angeles Clippers are nearing agreement on a deal to acquire Orlando's Channing Frye, league sources tell @TheVertical.

  • Magic Shopping Channing Frye

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have been trying to trade Channing Frye, sources tell Marc Stein of (ESPN Now link), who suggests the effort will accelerate now that the team has reportedly agreed to trade Tobias Harris, who’s Frye’s cousin, to the Pistons for Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings. " February 16

  • Channing Frye quietly playing leading role in Magic turnaround

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Channing Frye signed a four-year, $32 million contract the Magic in 2014 – the team’s most expensive free agent signing in years – he spoke with his cousin, Orlando forward Tobias Harris. “He says, ‘We need what you do,'” Frye said. “I was like, ‘Well, I need you to do what you do for me..." January 06

  • Magic to bench Victor Oladipo, start Channing Frye

    Larry Brown Sports "The first few months of the NBA season are always prime real estate for lineup tweaks and experimentation, and Orlando Magic head coach Scott Skiles is taking that ball and running with it. After team shootaround on Wednesday, Skiles announced that he was moving third-year guard Victor Oladipo..." November 26

  • Magic's Channing Frye seeks a bounce-back year

    Orlando Sentinel "When last season began, the Orlando Magic regarded Channing Frye as a vital member of their roster — so important that the team committed $32 million over four seasons to sign him in free agency. Team officials viewed him as a crucial complementary player. They thought his long-range shooting..." October 01

  • Channing Frye is trying to live up to his own expectations

    Orlando Sentinel "Big expectations almost always accompany big free-agent contracts, and Channing Frye's case is no exception. Eyebrows raised when the Orlando Magic signed Frye to a four-year, $32 million contract in July. But fans weren't the only ones who expected Frye to contribute immediately. Frye..." March 04

  • Report: Channing Frye upset by Suns owner Robert Sarver's criticism

    Fox Sports "When Orlando Magic forward Channing Frye signed a 4-year, $32-million deal with his new team, there weren't any indications of animosity between Frye and his former team, the Phoenix Suns. Now that we're a few months into the season, however, Suns owner Robert Sarver apparently has some thoughts..." March 03

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Channing Frye, who dislocated a finger last week, is OK to play/practice, James Borrego said.

  • Channing Frye admits 'tension' in Phoenix exit but has no ill will

    Arizona Republic "Channing Frye always appreciated the rare opportunity to have a NBA run in his hometown. It was made even better when he bonded with different waves of Suns teammates to the point that his first return to Phoenix included a Saturday dinner with former teammates Miles Plumlee and P.J...." December 03

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    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    .@OrlandoMagic PF @Channing_Frye said his knee is sound & if he plays there will be no concern about his knee. Hopes to shed brace soon.

  • Channing Frye: 'Would you take a hometown discount?'

    Arizona Sports "The sports world was abuzz last week when LeBron James made it known that after four trips to the NBA Finals and two championships with the Miami Heat, he was going home to Cleveland to play for the Cavaliers once again. Even the most ardent critics of James and the move can see a shred of..." July 18

  • Sources: Channing Frye agrees to $32 million deal with Magic

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Channing Frye has reached agreement on a four-year, $32 million contract with the Orlando Magic, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Frye had opted out of the final season of his contract with the Phoenix Suns to become an unrestricted free agent. Frye passed on his player's..." July 08

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Channing Frye has opted out of final year of his Phoenix contract and become a free agent, sources tell Yahoo. Suns were informed today.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Suns' Channing Frye has 'til Monday to decide to play next season at $6.8 mil w/PHX or opt out. Source: "99 percent" he chooses free agency

  • Channing Frye would love to work out an extension with the Suns

    CBS Sports "The Phoenix Suns have an incredibly bright future after this surprise season. While picked by most to be near the bottom of the league in a rebuilding year, the Suns dazzled us all season with a fun style of play and a regular season that fell just short of making the playoffs. They don't have a..." April 16

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    Craig Grialou @Craig620

    #Suns Frye said he'll play in all remaining preseason games; barring any setbacks believes he'll be ready by the season opener on Oct. 30

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    Craig Grialou @Craig620

    Frye on his December goal to return "I don’t want to go out there looking like a bum. I want to go out there cooking.” #SunsCamp

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Frye did everything at the #Suns non-contact session and then made 152 of 200 3-pointers. The shot's still juicy.

  • Suns forward Channing Frye cleared to rejoin Suns

    CBS Sports "Here's some great news for a Monday as Suns forward Channing Frye has been cleared to rejoin the Suns in basketball activities after missing all of last season with an enlarged heart. Frye had said earlier this month doctors had cleared him. Suns power forward Channing Frye announced Sunday..." September 30

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    Channing Frye @Channing_Frye

    Who has two thumbs and is gonna play this year...THIS Guy @jaygask

  • Positive Outlook For Channing Frye To Return

    Sun N Gun "It is always an inspiring thing to see someone no matter how great a star they are make a comeback from a lost season. Suns center Channing Frye who missed all of the 2012-2013 season with a heart condition looks to be able to do just that. He has been cleared by several doctors to return to..." September 14

  • Channing Frye "cleared by numerous doctors", now it's up to the Suns

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Almost two weeks ago the Phoenix Suns Channing Frye let his fans know that his latest test results were coming back soon. "it is or it isn't" he tweeted. Then he followed it up a week later with an instagram pic of him pumping his fist with a #YES caption. Now Channing Frye reveals to Bright..." September 04

  • Suns' Frye hints at return to court with photo

    Fox Sports Arizona "With a recent Instagram post as our guide it appears Suns forward Channing Frye may return to the court this season. Channing who missed last season with an enlarged heart has Phoenix fans buzzing after posting a picture of himself (in uniform) delivering a fist pump accompanied by one word ......" September 01

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    gary washburn @GwashNBAGlobe

    #Suns GM Ryan McDonough says team should learn in few weeks if Channing Frye will play in 13-14. "We're optimistic he'll be able to play."

  • Suns and Channing Frye to make decision on 2013-14 season any day now

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Just four weeks away from training camp for the 2013-14 season Channing Frye is waiting with bated breath to find out his future in basketball. Apparently that decision is coming very soon. The Phoenix Suns announced Frye's enlarged heart on September 20 2012 discovered during a routine..." August 24

  • Suns ‘optimistic’ that Channing Frye will be playing for them next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Channing Frye was diagnosed with an enlarged heart condition that kept him out of basketball entirely for all of last season. There was an extended period of time where Frye couldn’t even do any heavy cardio exercise just to stay in shape and his return to the court was uncertain at best. As..." July 28

  • Channing Frye, forced to the sideline, isn't ready to stay there

    Oregonian "In a perfect world, Channing Frye would be at the Rose Garden on Tuesday night, in the starting lineup for the Phoenix Suns, playing in the city where he makes his summer home. But life isn't perfect. And neither is Frye's heart. In September, during a routine preseason physical for the..." February 19

  • Frye 'chillin' out,' staying involved but patient

    Fox Sports Arizona "He arrives early on game nights, usually finishing a modest shooting routine before the early fans enter US Airways Center two hours before the opening tip. This is the time reserved for main-court work by the Phoenix Suns' out-of-the-rotation players, with the others chugging through several..." December 21

  • Phoenix Suns' Channing Frye's focus: Be 'defensive-minded'

    Arizona Republic "Channing Frye knows what opponents think when they play the Suns. "Go at Channing," he said. There has been a lot of that over the past two seasons as Frye faces more scorers and prolific shooters at power forward than he did previously as the Suns' center. The likes of Atlanta's Josh Smith,..." March 05

  • Phoenix Suns' Channing Frye struggling with shot

    Arizona Republic "There is plenty of advice coming from the US Airways Center stands for Suns forward Channing Frye. Most of it sounds like this: "Make a shot!" Frye, in a seasonlong shooting slump, had a more willing ear for a front-row fan Monday night. "Just shoot it and stop aiming it," his former Arizona..." February 01

  • Suns' Channing Frye rebounding, but not scoring

    Arizona Republic "If the Suns' Channing Frye was defined as a defender or rebounder, he would be considered in midseason form. But despite the power forward title that goes by his name, Frye is a known shooter by trade so his other work is overshadowed by his missed shots. AdTech Ad Frye took 13 3-pointers..." January 01

  • Channing Frye hits career highs in win over Minnesota Timberwolves

    Arizona Republic "The Suns needed to dip into their savings to save face for a home victory against the NBA's worst team Monday night. The Suns missed their first 16 3-point attempts Sunday night at Dallas. At Minnesota five days earlier, Channing Frye was scoreless. Both apparently were saving up for..." April 12

  • Suns' Channing Frye morphing into big-time player

    Arizona Republic "Teammates love to tease Channing Frye. They mock his love for the city of Portland, Ore. They laughed aloud when the big softy was kicked out of a game for fighting, and how he became the target of Kevin Garnett's ire. And yet a wonderful thing has happened for the Suns in the stretch run of..." March 12

  • Channing Frye morphing into big-time player

    Arizona Republic "Teammates love to tease Channing Frye. They mock his love for the city of Portland, Ore. They laughed aloud when the big softy was kicked out of a game for fighting, and how he became the target of Kevin Garnett's ire. And yet a wonderful thing has happened for the Suns in the stretch run of..." March 11

  • Channing Frye upbeat for return in time for playoffs push

    Arizona Republic "Channing Frye's dislocated shoulder makes for an ominous Suns playoff outlook, but he and his teammates would not submit to the pall. Frye joked that the "skinniest guy in the league" (Kevin Durant) popped his shoulder out and that he will work on his summer beach body while he heals. Suns..." March 09

  • Suns lose Channing Frye to injury, then fall in overtime to Oklahoma City Thunder

    Arizona Republic "No solace. Vince Carter had none for his 3-pointer that sent the Sunday night's game against the Thunder to overtime, because all he could think about as he left Oklahoma City Arena were the two free throws he missed with the Suns trailing by one point in overtime. Channing Frye could..." March 07

  • Channing Frye's late-game heroics a product of planning

    Arizona Republic "When the Suns won consecutive overtime games on shots by Channing Frye, the plays started the same and ended the same but it was the variation in the middle that opened up both shots. If the whole scene looked familiar, it is probably because you have seen the basic play for seven years. Former..." March 04

  • Channing Frye, Kevin Garnett meet again

    Boston Herald "Suns forward Jared Dudley had a lighthearted suggestion for how Channing Frye could prepare for last night's game against the Celtics at the Garden. As Dudley passed his teammate after the morning shootaround, he recommended Frye make sure he was wearing a protective cup. The comment was a..." March 03

  • Channing Frye, Phoenix Suns hold off short-handed Atlanta Hawks

    Arizona Republic "Suns coach Alvin Gentry is asking his team to give chasing a playoff spot the old college try. Gentry has spun the Suns' 28 games after the All-Star break - likening the span to a college season, and the Suns are a bubble team trying to earn their invite to the big dance. The Suns made their..." February 24