Channing Frye PF/C ORL 2 Days
Frye (knee) didn't take part in the Magic's open practice Monday, the team's official site reports.
The Magic have preseason tilts scheduled for Wednesday and Friday, but it remains to be seen if he'll be a consideration in the frontcourt rotation before the regular season commences next Tuesday in New Orleans. Active status is contingent upon the health of the sprained MCL in his left knee, which he was icing Monday.
Channing Frye PF/C ORL 4 Days
Frye (knee) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Sixers, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Frye has been steadily increasing his workload over the past week and was seen putting up jumpers Saturday, but he's still not quite where he needs to be to play on the sprained knee. The 31-year-old started all 82 games last season while with Phoenix, and he still has 10 days to get right for the start of the 2014-15 campaign.
Channing Frye PF/C ORL 6 Days
Frye (knee) will not play in Friday's preseason game against the Pistons, the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins reports.
Both Frye and teammate Victor Oladipo will miss Friday's contest with sprained MCLs. Frye has not been ruled out for Saturday's game against Philadelphia, so it's possible he'll make his preseason debut over the weekend.
Channing Frye PF/C ORL 8 Days
Frye (knee) will not play Wednesday against Brazilian club Flamengo.
Frye is getting closer to a return from a sprained MCL, but Wednesday's preseason home opener won't be the night. Consider him questionable to take the court Friday versus Detroit and Saturday in Philadelphia.
Channing Frye PF/C ORL 9 Days
Frye (knee) is steadily increasing his workload and said his knee feels sound, NBA.com's John Denton reports.
He is back to shooting threes and has taken part in basketball drills and pool work. Frye won't play in Monday's game, but it sounds like his return to game action may not be far off.
Channing Frye PF/C ORL 9 Days
Frye (knee) will not play in Monday's exhibition game against the Hornets, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Frye suffered a sprained MCL during practice on Oct. 3 and remains out of action. The team hasn't released a firm timetable for his return, though it seems likely he'll be ready when the regular season opens at the end of the month.
Channing Frye PF/C ORL 12 Days
Frye (knee) won't play in Friday's exhibition, the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins reports.
This is not surprising, as Frye hadn't practiced this week. He sprained his MCL last Thursday and it's not quite clear if he'll be ready for the start of the regular season. Look for Aaron Gordon to see extended minutes Friday.
Channing Frye PF/C ORL 14 Days
Frye (knee) has been ruled out of Wednesday's practice.
Frye sprained his left MCL last Thursday and has been sidelined since. With the Magic yet to outline a timetable on his future return, Frye's status is certain, although his injury typically takes at least a couple weeks to heal.
Channing Frye PF/C ORL 19 Days
Frye suffered a sprained left MCL at Thursday's practice, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Frye already underwent an MRI on the knee that confirmed nothing more than the sprain, but he could still be looking at a sizable recovery timetable. The Magic said that any return date would be dependent upon how Frye responds to treatment, making it tough to predict how much time he might miss. If the injury does indeed carry over into the start of the regular season, an opening would exist for Kyle O'Quinn to pick up some more minutes at power forward.
Channing Frye PF/C ORL 3 Months
Channing Frye let it be known that he is not a fan of the notion that athletes should take a hometown discount in a recent interview.
"[The idea that athletes should take a hometown discount] 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?'" Because Frye went to school at the University of Arizona, and attended high school in Phoenix, it was generally believed that he was going to return with the Suns for the 2014-15 season. However, the two sides were apparently far apart from a contract standpoint, and he elected to go with the highest bidder. Basketball is a business, and Frye makes some valid points.