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Channing Frye is shooting 38 percent from three-point range this season. Those are the numbers of a fantastic shooter.
And yet, Frye doesn't seem to resemble a knockdown shooter at all right now. Compared to the beginning of the season, he is in the middle of an ice-cold slump.
At one point, with Eric Bledsoe out, Frye became a relatively consistent scoring option for the Suns. He actually had five games with at least 20 points in January alone.
Since then, he hasn't exceeded 20 points once.
Since the All-Star Break, he's averaging 9.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game while shooting 40 percent from the field and 33 percent from deep.
Yesterday's game against the Clippers was actually a pleasant surprise for Frye and Suns fans alike, as he shot 4-of-8 from downtown. The last time he had shot at least 50 percent on threes in an individual game was on February 19th against the Boston Celtics.
And on top of his shooting woes, Frye is averaging a career-low rebounding rate. His defense hasn't been stellar either.
Frye has a $6.8 million player option for next season that he is likely to accept. However, if he continues this poor play to close out the year, it may affect the team's future plans for the veteran power forward.
If Markieff Morris continues to develop while Frye is clearly on the decline, Frye could be benched. Or, in some scenarios, he could even be traded next season, as he will be a medium-sized expiring contract.
For the sake of the team's playoff dreams, hopefully Frye can heat up again this season. When he can space the floor effectively, the Suns' offense is hard to stop.