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Frye began the second half of Monday's game on the bench, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The reason for the move is not clear at this time, but the situation surrounding Frye's minutes is certainly something to keep tabs on. Frye is struggling mightily this month - 34.0% FG, 35.6% 3Pt - but is still averaging just under 29 minutes per game.
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Frye had one of his best games of the season against the Grizzlies on Friday as he put up 17 points (5-12 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, and three blocks in 38 minutes.
Frye has struggled shooting the ball this season, although Friday's performance was decent enough as he also managed to compile a well-rounded box score. He seems to have regained his spot in the starting lineup moving forward and is on the borderline of deserving a roster spot in standard-sized leagues.
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Frye converted 8-of-35 shots in his last six games. He stipulated, "Don't worry about me. I'm the last person to worry about. I'm going to get into a rhythm quick." Coach Jacque Vaughn backed up his power forward's claim, reiterating, "I don't think my confidence is any less than it was when he first got here. If not, I wouldn't be drawing plays up for him."
Frye refuted talk that the recent elbow/tricep injury in his shooting arm is to blame for the slump. He was happy with his shot selection in his recent game, where he shot 1-of-10, since the shots were halfway down before rattling out. His accuracy from downtown dipped below 40 percent for the first time this season, equaling his field goal percentage in the process. More telling of his dip in fantasy value are the 14 free-throw attempts and 13 offensive rebounds in 1,142 minutes this season, career-lows and league-lows for his position and minute's tier.
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Frye replaced Kyle O'Quinn in the starting lineup, and played 32 minutes Saturday, scoring three points (1-10 FG, 1-8 3Pt) with eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
Even with Frye back starting and getting more than 30 minutes, his fantasy appeal is limited as we saw when he initially lost the job. If you need three-pointers from your big men, Frye is a middling option, but that is the only place he has value.
Channing Frye PF/C ORL 19 Days
Frye will start Saturday against Portland, Orlando Sentinel reports.
Kyle O'Quinn, who is shooting just 22.7 percent so far this month, will head to the bench, opening the door for Frye to make his 29th start of the season.
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Frye (elbow) played 19 minutes putting up zero points (0-5 FG, 0-4 3Pt), one rebounds, one assist and one turnover.
Frye has been coming off the bench as of late and is averaging 6.6 points and 3.0 rebounds in 21 minutes per game in that role this season. The Magic play the Lakers Friday.
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Frye (elbow) will be available Wednesday against the Nuggets, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.
Frye had previously insisted that his current elbow ailment wouldn't cost him any time, and this report falls right in line with that notion. He'll resume his regular role backing up starting power forward Kyle O'Quinn.
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Frye (elbow/triceps) says he will not miss any games because of his injury, the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins reports.
He tweaked the elbow Jan. 2, and played just 13 minutes Jan. 3, however X-rays Sunday revealed no fractures and just a sprain, so he will continue to play through it. His value has plummeted this season after being a nice comeback story in 2013-14 with the Suns, as he is more of a role player off the bench in Orlando, despite signing a significant free agent contract this summer.
Channing Frye PF/C ORL 26 Days
Frye (elbow) underwent an X-ray Sunday, which revealed no fractures in his sprained right elbow, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Frye left Saturday's game against Charlotte with the injury, playing only 12 minutes before exiting. While he could still miss a game or two, the team is officially listing him as day-to-day, so Frye should be considered questionable to play Wednesday in Denver.
Channing Frye PF/C ORL 27 Days
Frye suffered a right elbow sprain in Saturday's game against the Magic and will not return.
Frye played 12 minutes but did not score before exiting Saturday's game. The extent of his setback is uncertain, so it remains to be seen if it will prevent him from playing in Orlando's next game Wednesday.