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March 4, 2015 Updates

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." Orlando Sentinel

Frye took exception to Sarver's comment that the Suns didn't have a chance to match the Magic's offer. "I think we have to take what that front office says with a grain of salt," Frye told reporters on Tuesday. "I think right now they need to focus on their own team. I think we had many negotiations between [us and] the Suns." Orlando Sentinel

"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." Orlando Sentinel

March 3, 2015 Updates

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." Orlando Sentinel

"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." Orlando Sentinel

The DeVos family, which owns the Orlando Magic and Amway, has purchased a minority stake in the Chicago Cubs. “Hailing from the Midwest and having followed the Chicago Cubs for many years, the DeVos Family is proud to confirm that we have invested a non-controlling interest in the Chicago Cubs and the Wrigley Field renovation project,” the family said in a statement issued to the Orlando Sentinel. “We respectfully refer any further questions on this topic to the Cubs organization.” Orlando Sentinel

February 25, 2015 Updates

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Wednesday night that it’s “probably unlikely” for Orlando to host the 2017 NBA All-Star Game because the city hosted the exhibition just several years ago, in 2012. Asked about Orlando’s chances of hosting in 2017, Silver answered that Orlando’s chances are slim “only because the game was here in 2012 and there are some other teams that haven’t had an All-Star Game in a long time who, if their bids are complete, would take priority only because we like to share the wealth, so to speak. Orlando Sentinel

February 24, 2015 Updates

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.’’ NBA.com

February 21, 2015 Updates

Thirty-three-year-old guard Willie Green has been mentioned as the Magic's leading buyout candidate, but Green said he has no interest in a buyout. " 'Buyout' is not really in my language," Green said. "I get paid to come in here to be professional and play hard and go out and try to help the team win. As far as I'm concerned, I'm with Orlando for the rest of the year." Orlando Sentinel

"Me personally, I'm committed to being here," Green said. "I like being here with these young guys. I like helping them. [Magic GM] Rob Hennigan and myself, we've had conversations about the way I can contribute on and off the floor. So I'm in it. I'm committed." Orlando Sentinel

February 19, 2015 Updates
February 18, 2015 Updates

With the NBA trade deadline looming on Thursday at 3 p.m., third-year Orlando Magic swingman Maurice Harkless said Wednesday that he's not focusing on the possibility of being dealt. "I'm not thinking about it," Harkless said. "I'm here, so I'm focused on practicing today. We've got a game Friday, so I'm focused on getting ready for that." Harkless indeed is a candidate to be traded before Thursday's deadline. Orlando Sentinel

Magic officials still like Harkless and believe he has potential. Still, a rumor that circulated several weeks ago that the Magic were asking for a first-round pick in potential trades for Harkless was inaccurate. Orlando Sentinel

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