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Channing Frye
Channing Frye
Position: C
Born: 05/17/83
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:248 lbs. / 112.5 kg.
Salary: $8,193,029

Channing Frye hopes to stay with the Magic

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“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. I love these guys. No matter who’s here, who’s not and who’s coaching or who’s not, I feel like we’re going to go in the right direction. There are times where I was happy with how I played and there are times when I wasn’t. I think for me I like the consistency in who I am as a person. Of course, I’m going to get upset and frustrated about certain things. But overall I think who I am as a person has stayed pretty solid. I’ve tried to be as much as who I am with this team. I’m getting used to playing a little bit slower, playing at a different pace with different guys.”
“Overall, I love the city,” Frye said. “I love this opportunity to play with these guys. After the [coaching] change, I think it’s really for me, in my personal opinion, been a breath of fresh air with J.B. I’m not saying that it wasn’t awesome before. But I’m just saying the way his philosophy is a little different, it’s a little bit more my style. “For me, I’ve just tried to do the best I can every day, and it’s been a learning process. I kind of know I’m not the fan favorite right now. But I think that, for me, I’m just trying to do everything I can to help the team both on and off the court and help us get wins.”
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Sarver also said Frye didn’t give the Suns an opportunity to match Orlando’s four-year contract offer. “To be honest with you, we didn’t really even have a chance,” Sarver told the radio station. “He had mentioned he was interested in coming back, and then when he was talking to Orlando, he just called and said, ‘Hey, you’ve got three minutes to match this offer.’ “And we just let him go. To be honest with you, Channing was a good piece of what we did, but I think we’re better off now without him because it allows these younger guys to play.”
“Overall, I love the city,” Frye said. “I love this opportunity to play with these guys. After the [coaching] change, I think it’s really for me, in my personal opinion, been a breath of fresh air with J.B. I’m not saying that it wasn’t awesome before. But I’m just saying the way his philosophy is a little different, it’s a little bit more my style. For me, I’ve just tried to do the best I can every day, and it’s been a learning process. I kind of know I’m not the fan favorite right now. But I think that, for me, I’m just trying to do everything I can to help the team both on and off the court and help us get wins.”
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Suns players have said they’ve missed Frye. Last week, Suns owner Robert Sarver told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that the Suns might not be better off in the short term without Frye. But Sarver added the Suns might be better off in the long term because Frye’s absence has allowed younger players to play. Sarver also said Frye didn’t give the Suns an opportunity to match Orlando’s four-year contract offer. “To be honest with you, we didn’t really even have a chance,” Sarver told the radio station. “He had mentioned he was interested in coming back, and then when he was talking to Orlando, he just called and said, ‘Hey, you’ve got three minutes to match this offer.’ And we just let him go. To be honest with you, Channing was a good piece of what we did, but I think we’re better off now without him because it allows these younger guys to play.”
During a routine physical prior to the 2012-13 season, Frye was found to have irregularities in his heartbeat. Further testing and several nervous days later determined that Frye had a dilated cardiomyopathy, also known as an enlarged heart caused by a virus. Frye, a member of the Phoenix Suns at the time, feared that his basketball career was over at the tender age of 29. “Anything that has to do with the heart is scary,’’ recalled Frye, now 31. “The first thing I thought about was my own well-being and the second thing was whether I’d ever be able to play basketball again. That part of it was rough.’’
It still seems like a long shot that he’ll play in the Orlando Magic’s season opener against the New Orleans Pelicans tonight, but Channing Frye isn’t dismissing the possibility. Frye sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee on Oct. 2 and didn’t play at all during the preseason. Frye said his knee feels “fine.” “I can do everything,” Frye said before the Magic began their shootaround at Smoothie King Center minutes ago.
Channing Frye Don’t try to forge it. My signature is worth at least five dollars on eBay. It’s a “C” and an “F” and then “Channing” … there’s too many n’s in Channing. And then there’s an “e” and a “y” in there somewhere. And then my number because people are like who is this. Oh, its number 8. [Describing the large dot on the “I” in his first name}: Long story short, both my parents work so the lady that raised me was my grandma. And she was a huge Christian and so I put the “I” there for an angel because she passed away due to cancer a long time ago. Not a lot of people know that but now everybody knows it.
That relationship is no less important in NBA 2K15’s MyCareer mode. A veteran teammate takes on the mentor role with your digital self and serves as a sounding board, self-esteem builder, and occasionally as a reality check. That mentor — if you’re playing for the Suns, anyway — is Markieff Morris. Originally, Morris revealed, that role was reserved for eight-year veteran Channing Frye. Once he signed with Orlando in the offseason, however, 2K Sports turned to the now longest-tenured Phoenix Sun for the job. “It was a lot of fun,” Morris said. “It took about four hours. I sat in front of my TV, and the set up headphones and put all these cameras in front of me. I just talked and gave them facial expressions and they recorded everything.”
Magic power forward Channing Frye, recovering from a sprained knee that has caused him to miss his third preseason game, says his knee is coming along. “It feels better every day,” said Frye, who sustained the injury during an Oct. 2 scrimmage when he collided with a teammate. “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.”
Projected regular-season starters Victor Oladipo and Channing Frye are out indefinitely after suffering sprained knee ligaments, Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said Monday. Oladipo, a second-year guard, sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee after landing awkwardly during a scrimmage on Friday. Frye, a free agent pickup, suffered the same injury in his left knee during a scrimmage. Both players will miss Tuesday’s preseason opener against Miami.
“I don’t know the severity,” Frye said this morning. “I don’t really ask those questions. I feel pretty good. I know it’s injured right now, but at the same time, I just want to take it day-by-day. I know it’s super-cliché. But with knee things especially this time of year, I don’t want anything nagging. I don’t want any excuses for the year. “It’s a freak accident. It could’ve been way worse. I’m pretty impressed at how quickly they got me assessed, and now they’re starting to get me on some different things to help with it all, and I’m pretty confident that with the way I take care of my body I could be all right.”
“The question I always ask is ‘would you take a hometown discount?'” Frye told Burns and Gambo Wednesday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “People say that, 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?’ Think about it, our careers are short-lived. So why not go somewhere where you’re going to be extremely appreciated, where you’re going to be part of the future? People just say ‘take a discount,’ why? I’m 31. Why would I do that? I’m not asking for $15 million a year — I’m not crazy. The market dictated what was going on and I took the best deal.”
The Orlando Magic have signed free agent forward Channing Frye, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. “We’re extremely excited to welcome Channing (Frye) and his family to Orlando,” said Hennigan. “Channing’s character, competiveness, veteran experience, and leadership ability are valuable additions to our developing team. His ability to stretch the floor and play sound team defense are also ways in which we envision Channing helping our team moving forward.”