April 9, 2019, 10:26 pmChanning FryeF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Channing Frye capped off his career with 10 points in seven minutes of action in Tuesday's 124-97 loss to the Hornets.
Frye was 3-for-6 from the field with two 3-pointers, one turnover and no other stats. It was an entertaining last few years for Frye as he became an NBA champion for Cleveland and gained some social media following on his podcast with former teammate Richard Jefferson. He was outside the top-400 in 8 and 9-cat formats this season. We wish him well in retirement and enjoyed the 11 seasons he gave us in the association.
January 9, 2019, 10:48 pmChanning FryeF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Channing Frye started in place of Larry Nance Jr. (right knee) on Wednesday and had three points in 11 minutes.
His points came on a deep ball, as you might expect. There's 3-point specialist appeal in deep, deep, deep leagues, but that's it.
January 9, 2019, 7:45 pmChanning FryeF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Channing Frye will draw the start for an injured Larry Nance (knee) against the Pelicans on Wednesay.
It's an interesting move and the will likely want to spread the floor a bit more considering the paint will be dominated by Anthony Davis and Julius Randle in this one. Frye currently does not have much appeal in season-long fantasy and is a punt play in DFS tonight.
Source: Will Guillory on Twitter
December 28, 2018, 10:27 pmChanning FryeF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Channing Frye scored eight points in Friday's start, going 3-of-7 from the field and hitting two triples in 18 minutes.
Neat. Larry Nance Jr. played 29 minutes off the bench and delivered 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block. The Cavs are mighty banged up these days but Frye isn't an option. Nance, as you should already know by now, is a must-start player.
December 28, 2018, 6:50 pmChanning FryeF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Channing Frye and Jaron Blossomgame will start on Friday vs. the Heat.
Ante Zizic (knee), David Nwaba (ankle), Rodney Hood (ankle) and Tristan Thompson (foot) are all out so the Cavs need some live bodies to start the game while trying to maintain coach Larry Drew’s rotations as he’s moving Larry Nance to the bench. Frye is too old to make a consistent impact but we’ll be watching the awesomely-named Blossomgame while Nance should get his usual run.
Source: Joe Vardon on Twitter
December 12, 2018, 10:28 pmChanning FryeF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Channing Frye drew the surprise start on Wednesday night and went scoreless with five rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes of action.
Wonderful. Jaron Blossomgame, who was gaining some deep-league traction, played just 11 minutes tonight — all in the second half. There's no need to get involved in this mess and hopefully Larry Drew leaves Frye on the sidelines going forward.
October 25, 2018, 11:31 pmChanning FryeF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Channing Frye played 21 minutes on Thursday in a start at power forward and finished with five points, four rebounds and a 3-pointer.
With Larry Nance Jr. approaching full health we shouldn't see much more of Frye in the starting lineup, or even the rotation. The Cavs chose to let him cover Andre Drummond early in the night rather than chase Blake Griffin outside the paint. Cleveland is still winless, as you might expect.
October 25, 2018, 6:54 pmChanning FryeF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs have called upon Channing Frye to start at power forward on Thursday night.
That means Frye is going to be lined up across from Blake Griffin, so good luck to him. It was thought that the Cavs would just plug Larry Nance Jr. in at the four with Kevin Love (foot) out, but that would make for a cramped starting five and the team might not think that Nance is ready for a full workload so soon after returning from a sprained ankle. Nance remains the player to own in the Cleveland frontcourt, Love notwithstanding, though we'd also like to see the Cavs use David Nwaba a bit more than they have so far. Frye's not a fantasy option unless you're starving for threes.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
July 14, 2018, 2:07 pmChanning FryePF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Channing Frye has agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Cavs.
The Cavs traded Frye as part of the Isaiah Thomas deal last year and are now bringing him back. Frye fell off the fantasy radar last year as his minutes dipped to 13.1 per game and at 35 years old, he won't be worth drafting in standard leagues. If Tristan Thompson is declared the starter over Larry Nance, Frye is projected to compete with Nance, Ante Zizic and Okaro White for backup minutes at power forward and center. There is a chance he creeps up on the fantasy radar if he can get close to 20 minutes per game as that is probably all he would need drain two triples per game as he did in the 2016-17 season for top-150 value.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
April 5, 2018, 1:49 amChanning FryePF/C, Los Angeles Lakers
Channing Frye shot 8-for-9 and a perfect 3-for-3 from deep to finish with 19 points, four rebounds, an assist and a block in the Lakers’ 122-112 win over the Spurs on Wednesday night.
Frye got a ton of minutes and showed what he’s done many times as a stretch five to bury the Spurs on Wednesday night. He would be such a dangerous addition to any potential playoff team but the time for that to go down has come and gone. So here he is as a Laker, playing the spoiler for any team they come across, knocking down three treys in back-to-back games. He won’t do much else and time is limited, but it won’t be fun to be an opponent of Frye and the Lakers the rest of the way.
April 2, 2018, 12:37 amBrook LopezC, Los Angeles Lakers
Brook Lopez played just 26 minutes against the Kings on Sunday thanks to four personal fouls and finished with nine points, five rebounds, two assists and a triple.
It's a disappointing night from Lopez considering the caliber of competition, but you have to stick with him given his recent play and the circumstances surrounding his limited time tonight. Ivica Zubac got 18 minutes off the bench with seven points, 10 rebounds, a steal and a block to show for it while Channing Frye was dusted off for nine rebounds and a 3-pointer in 22 minutes. Things should be back to normal for the next one, but Zubac is the choice over Frye just in case they aren't.
March 26, 2018, 5:51 pmChanning FryePF/C, Los Angeles Lakers
Luke Walton said that Channing Frye could play for "a few minutes" on Monday.
Frye would need to get hot to deliver any kind of fantasy value given the size of his potential workload. If you're absolutely desperate for threes you can consider it but it's far from advisable.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
March 26, 2018, 3:39 pmChanning FryePF/C, Los Angeles Lakers
Channing Frye is listed as probable in Monday's game notes.
Frye was recently cleared to return after undergoing an appendectomy but is a longshot to see minutes even when he's healthy. A few shutdowns or injuries would change that but you can leave him on the wire for now.
Source: Lakers Game Notes
March 24, 2018, 10:06 amChanning FryePF/C, Los Angeles Lakers
Channing Frye (appendectomy) is listed as probable for Saturday’s game against the Grizzlies.
Frye did not check into Thursday’s game so even if he does play on Sunday, don’t expect much. He has not played since February 14th but has a decent opportunity for backup minutes with the Lakers shifting Kyle Kuzma to small forward as Brandon Ingram remains sidelined.
Source: Lakers Game Notes
March 22, 2018, 1:30 pmChanning FryePF/C, Los Angeles Lakers
Channing Frye will suit up for Thursday’s game against the Pelicans after being out since February 14th due to an appendectomy.
Frye has been out for quite a while now and only had one game as a Laker before having surgery. It seems unlikely that he will get into the rotation upon his return. If he does play, it would not be enough time to garner any fantasy value. You can leave the smooth-stroking big man on the waiver wire for now.
Source: Bill Oram on Twitter