Report: Magic’s Channing Frye is on the trading block
After an awful season with the Orlando Magic last year, forward Channing Frye has told reporters that he's looking forward to bouncing back in 2015-16. But if Frye is able to regain the form he found with the Phoenix Suns, it might not be as a member of the Magic.
According to Grantland's Zach Lowe, Orlando is making Frye available on the trade market, and the team isn't asking for much in return:
Frye is entering the second year of a four-year deal that pays him a reported $32 million. But Frye's deal could be attractive to other teams because it was front-loaded, with each year paying him less than the season prior. He's a fantastic 3-point shooter (even though he didn't show it last year) who helps a team's offensive spacing, but his defense is lacking for a big man. To make the most of his skill set, a team needs to pair him with a rim protector — something Magic center Nikola Vucevic isn't.
Sources around the league say Channing Frye is available now for very little, though Magic officials deny it.