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

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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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