Jan 26, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Phoenix Suns power forward Channing Frye (8) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cavs interested in Channing Frye if he opts out


According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Phoenix Suns power forward Channing Frye will opt out of the last year of his contract with the Phoenix Suns worth $6.8 million. And when he does, the Cleveland Cavaliers, along with the Golden State Warriors, will be interested in signing Frye.

Frye, primarily playing the role of a stretch four with some minutes at center mixed in, was a key part to the Suns’ unexpected success this past season. It was a bounce back year from Frye, as he missed the 2012-2013 season due to an enlarged heart discovered during a standard physical with the Suns. In his return, Frye started all 82 games and averaged 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 28.2 minutes per game.

Cleveland’s interest in Frye makes a lot of sense. New coach David Blatt’s offenses are historically known for having good spacing and Frye would help that. For his career, Frye is a 38.5 percent shooting from 3-point range. If he were to become a Cavalier, Frye would fill a role similar to that of Spencer Hawes, who is also a free agent this summer.

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  • Arizona Jim

    Most games though, he shoots only 10% from the 3.