HoopsHype Channing Frye rumors

September 21, 2012 Updates

Suns cardiologist Dr. Tim Byrne discovered that Frye, 29, had dilated cardiomyopathy and Frye underwent a battery of tests before visiting the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota on Wednesday for a final accord among more doctors. "It was very shocking and, at the same time, scary," Frye said. "It's not like an arm or knee or an elbow where you're like, 'Maybe I can just rehab this.' It's something that keeps you going. The only time you hear about things going on like that is (Boston's) Jeff Green getting open-heart surgery or (Sacramento's) Chuck Hayes getting a little scare." Arizona Republic

September 20, 2012 Updates

Suns forward Channing Frye told azcentral sports that he will likely miss the 2012-13 season because of medical concerns. Frye developed a dilated cardiomyopathy, which is an enlarged heart. This was found during a routine preseason physical by Suns team cardiologist Dr. Tim Byrne. "The good news is it is a virus so it does have a good chance of going away," Frye said. "My heart can be normal again." Arizona Republic

Paul Coro: Channing Frye is out indefinitely with an enlarged heart. He was at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota this week. More to come. Twitter

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Phoenix Suns starting forward Channing Frye injured his right shoulder in the first half of Saturday's game against the Denver Nuggets. Frye finished the night with five points, one rebound and one assists in the Suns' 118-107 loss. The injury, technically a subluxed right shoulder, occurred when he went up for a rebound with 5 minutes to play in the second quarter. The 6-foot-11 former University of Arizona star was sidelined for nearly two weeks last season when he dislocated the same shoulder. ESPN.com

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Channing Frye and Jared Dudley, both of whom re-signed last year, likely will be back along with Gortat, the long-sought solution at center. Beyond them and co-captains Nash and Hill, nobody is assured to return. "The expectations are higher than what we had this year and what we showed," Hill said. "The difference between winning and losing could be very fragile. A minor piece here and there. Winning is the goal and trying to get back to the playoffs. In terms of how to execute that, we'll have to wait and see." Arizona Republic

April 7, 2011 Updates

The Phoenix Suns are currently 38-40 and nowhere near where they expected to be when the 2010-11 season began. Yet, during this season of transition and on in which the Suns will miss the playoffs, a bright spot has been Channing Frye, who is averaging career highs in both points and rebounds. "It's about being able to adapt," Frye told HOOPSWORLD. "A lot of teams switch, so I've had to go into the post a lot more, I've had to board a lot more, being more aggressive and blocking more shots. Amare (Stoudemire) helped us out a lot in that aspect, so I've been trying to do that and bring energy." HoopsWorld

Although Frye is in the midst of a career season, he strongly believes the team needs to make quick decisions as to which players will return next year. That way, the work done in this disappointing season won't go without a reason. "We changed a lot of things this year based on our personnel," said Frye. "I feel like why change something that's not broken? Let's just get the right people here and we do have most of the right people here. We just need to continue to grow as a unit." "You have guys who are hurt and are used to going to the playoffs," teammate Aaron Brooks tells HOOPSWORLD. "I mean, the Suns are a proud organization and you've got Nash, Grant and all these guys who have been in the playoffs every single year. It's a different feeling to have, so we're going out there playing, not being lazy, but it is definitely a different feeling." HoopsWorld

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Wendell Maxey: so after rebuffing my twitter debate with him last summer, channing frye is about to get his twitter game on? i knew he'd come around. Twitter

March 18, 2011 Updates
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When Channing Frye separated his right shoulder March 20, the timeline for the Suns forward to be sidelined was two to three weeks, but he said he wanted to beat the forecast. He just might. Frye could play Friday night, two days shy of the two-week mark, at home against Golden State if he reacts well to the increased amount and distance of shooting and Thursday's practice contact. "I am (hopeful about playing Friday) but at the same time we'll see how it is after practice," Frye said. "Shooting, dunking and hook shots, that's fine. But having to bang and hold my ground against 300-pound dudes, that's a whole different story. So we'll see what happens (Thursday) in practice and we'll get going." Arizona Republic

March 16, 2011 Updates

The Suns had their worst successive shooting games of the season Thursday and Sunday. They failed to reach 100 points in successive games Sunday and Monday for the first time since January. The Suns' offense, and playoff hopes, are in dire need of a quick fix. Oh, here it comes. Floor general Steve Nash is probable to play Wednesday at New Orleans and floor spacer Channing Frye might soon follow. Arizona Republic

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The streaking Suns were dealt a pretty big blow Sunday against the Thunder as power forward Channing Frye was forced to leave with about six minutes remaining from a dislocated shoulder. He returned to the bench soon after having it popped back into place, but didn't return to the game. The team announced Monday that Frye had an MRI that revealed it was indeed a dislocated right shoulder and that he's now expected to miss two-to-three weeks. Frye has been playing extremely well as of late, pulling in a career-high 15 rebounds against the Thunder before exiting Sunday. Phoenix has won 20 of its last 28, largely due to players like Frye stepping up as well as the new pieces settling in. CBSSports.com

March 6, 2011 Updates

“There’s a rule,” Frye said. “There’s certain things you just don’t do and he just overstepped that boundary twice. It is what it is. There’s nothing else I can say about it. What am I going to do, slap him on the hand or tell him don’t do that? That’s just how he plays. Everybody knows that. I think you can look at how many people have complained about him. It’s not like it’s just me. I don’t take it personal. He just wants his team to win and feels like he has to do that to make them win.” Boston Herald

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