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April 12, 2015 Updates

"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." Orlando Sentinel

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

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

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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. Orlando Sentinel

October 26, 2014 Updates

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. Orlando Sentinel

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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." NBA.com

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