HoopsHype Channing Frye rumors

October 15, 2014 Updates

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

October 14, 2014 Updates

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." Orlando Sentinel

October 6, 2014 Updates

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. ESPN.com

October 3, 2014 Updates

Frye suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee when he bumped knees with teammate Ben Gordon during practice Thursday. Although team officials and Frye are relieved that an MRI exam didn’t show major damage, it’s unclear how severe the sprain is and it’s unclear how much time Frye will miss. Orlando Sentinel

"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.” Orlando Sentinel

August 15, 2014 Updates
July 18, 2014 Updates

"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." Arizona's Sports Page

July 16, 2014 Updates
July 14, 2014 Updates

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.” NBA.com

July 10, 2014 Updates

The four-year, $32 million agreement between the Orlando Magic and power forward Channing Frye will become more friendly to the team's payroll figure as Frye's tenure progresses. According to an industry source with knowledge of the agreement, the Magic and Frye have structured the deal in such a way that Frye's annual salary will be at its highest during the 2014-15 season but will decrease by 4.5 percent each season after that. Orlando Sentinel

July 9, 2014 Updates

The four-year, $32 million agreement between the Orlando Magic and power forward Channing Frye will become more friendly to the team's payroll figure as Frye's tenure progresses. According to an industry source with knowledge of the agreement, the Magic and Frye have structured the deal in such a way that Frye's annual salary will be at its highest during the 2014-15 season but will decrease by 4.5 percent each season after that. Since it's widely known that the deal is worth a total of $32 million, it only requires some computations to determine what Frye's annual salaries will be. His salary for the upcoming season likely will be $8,560,707. Orlando Sentinel

July 8, 2014 Updates
July 7, 2014 Updates

Paul Coro: Frye joins his cousin, Tobias Harris, w/Magic. Good vet for 25-n-under core of Oladipo, Vucevic, Harris, Harkless, Fournier, Gordon, Payton. Twitter @paulcoro

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