BREAKING: Phoenix Suns Forward Channing Frye Will Play This Season
Amidst star players like Derrick Rose and Andrew Bynum missing the entire season last year, Channing Frye’s absence from the league went a bit under the radar to say the least. It wasn’t a torn ACL or a bad back that took down Frye, it happened to be something quite more worrisome.
In 2012, it was found that he had an enlarged heart, and it was ruled that he would be unable to play indefinitely. Much like Jeff Green of the Boston Celtics (both had enlarged hearts, but had different conditions), Frye was forced to miss the entire year due to his condition. His 3-point ability was sorely missed on a Phoenix Suns team that struggled to win games, and although their season already does not have much hope as far as a possibility of making the playoffs, they will apparently be getting Frye back.
Earlier today, Frye sent out this tweet:
It is great to hear that he will be able to play this season, because by all accounts he is a great guy on and off of the court. Though his return won’t put Phoenix into the playoff hunt, which is probably a good thing considering the strength of this year’s draft class, he will still have a positive impact on the team.
He won’t give you all that much on defense, but he is a capable rebounder, and, as stated before, is deadly from 3-point range. His 39% three-point field goal percentage is very impressive, especially when you consider that he is nearly 7 feet tall. With the lack of depth in Phoenix’s front-court, he should be able to carve out a solid role in the rotation. In the last season that he played, he started 59 of 66 games, and averaged 26.1 minutes per game, so it’s clear that the team thinks highly of him.
This move is not one that is going to make a ton of headlines, but it’s a good story that a great guy like Channing Frye is going to be able to make a comeback.
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