Channing Frye PF/C ORL 5 months ago

Frye disappointed in his initial season with the Magic, averaging 7.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 1.8 three-pointers in 24.9 minutes per game playing 75 games, second most on the team.

Frye suffered a sprained left MCL during training camp, barring him from preseason and the first regular season contest. The setback, along with Victor Oladipo's facial fracture, forced the Magic to forge their chemistry on the fly. For the second straight season, Frye hit the second most three-pointers among power forwards, again landing behind Cavaliers' Kevin Love, with a team-high 136 at a 39 percent clip. Even though he shot a team-high 89 percent from the free-throw line, his 35 attempts was the second fewest behind Jazz's Dante Exum among players with at least 1,300 minutes played. Frye relinquished his starting job under interim coach James Borrego in favor of developing the younger players in a lost season. His three-pointer shooting gives him a leg up to reclaim starting power forward, but it'll take an increased effort on the defensive end, especially since he recorded a team-worst 107.4 Defensive Rating. When paired with Nikola Vucevic, that number elevated to 110.5. Frye's contract de-escalates the remaining three seasons, making him potential trade bait over the next three years.

Channing Frye PF/C ORL 6 months ago

Frye played four minutes on Wednesday against the Bulls after three straight DNP-CDs.

Frye's playing time has gone to Dewayne Dedmon and rookie Aaron Gordon. The return of Evan Fournier also jeopardizes Frye's minutes moving forward with coach James Borrego utilizing eight-man rotations, prioritizing defense first.

Channing Frye PF/C ORL 6 months ago

Frye was a healthy DNP-CD on Wednesday against the Spurs.

Frye played a total of 15 minutes the previous two games after missing one game with an illness. He's been marginalized with coach James Borrego committed to Dewayne Dedmon on the defensive end. Even with all his hang-ups, Frye has made 134 three-pointers this season, good for 15th best overall and most among power forwards and centers. That's where Frye's fantasy value lies.

Channing Frye PF/C ORL 7 months ago

Frye will not start Friday's game against the Pistons, Detroit announcer Mark Champion reports.

Frye is presumably available after playing Wednesday following a one-game absence, but he will not be in the starting lineup. Andrew Nicholson will start at power forward for the Magic on Friday night.

Channing Frye PF/C ORL 7 months ago

Frye (illness) will be active and available to play Wednesday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Frye missed Sunday's game due to illness, which allowed Andrew Nicholson to get the start with Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) also out. Now healthy, Frye will be available off the bench against the Hawks, while Dedmon gets the start in the frontcourt alongside Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris.

Channing Frye PF/C ORL 7 months ago

Frye came down with an illness ahead of Sunday's game against the Nuggets and will not ultimately take the court, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Frye should be considered day-to-day as Andrew Nicholson takes over at power forward in the starting lineup. The next opportunity for Frye to take the court will be against the Hawks on Wednesday.

Channing Frye PF/C ORL 7 months ago

Frye will start Wednesday's contest at Dallas, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Because Dedmon is sitting out Wednesday due to a sore ankle, Frye has been afforded the opportunity to return to the starting five. In 49 nods this season, Frye has averaged 8.4 points (on 40 percent shooting), 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 three-pointers, 1.4 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.7 blocks in 29 minutes.

Channing Frye PF/C ORL 7 months ago

Frye returned to the bench and scored three points (1-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt) grabbed a single rebound in 19 minutes against the Pacers on Tuesday.

With the return of Nikola Vucevic to the starting lineup, Frye was delegated to a bench role, where he struggled Tuesday. He could reenter the starting lineup in place of Dewayne Dedmon eventually, but the Magic currently have too many healthy forwards in the rotation for any of them to have consistent fantasy value right now.

Channing Frye PF/C ORL 7 months ago

Frye was replaced by Maurice Harkless in the second-half starting lineup Sunday against the Celtics.

Frye played 16 minutes one game after scoring a season-high 22 points. He doesn't fit coach James Borrego's defensive scheme, starting only because Nikola Vucevic (ankle) is sidelined. The shots and opportunity are there; he's just been overshadowed by Dewayne Dedmon's defense and Victor Oladipo's offensive explosion.

Channing Frye PF/C ORL 7 months ago

Frye started in place of Nikola Vucevic (ankle) Friday. He scored 22 points (7-11 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and three blocks in 35 minutes against the Kings.

Frye is in the middle of a disappointing season, but he stepped up in a big way Friday. If Vucevic continues to miss time, Frye makes for an interesting flier option.