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Four Teams Fighting For Frye

PORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 27:  Channing Frye #44 of the Portland Trail Blazers goes up against Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks during the game on January 27, 2008 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.  The Blazers won 94-93.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
ani uContributor IJuly 6, 2009

Phoenix, Denver, San Antonio, and Cleveland are the front runners to land Channing Frye.

Frye, who played for the Portland Trailblazers last year averaged career low in points and rebounds with 4 points, 2 rebounds. Frye struggled to get playing time in Portland due to Portland having too many bigs. Frye has shown with playing time he can contribute, because while in New York for two years he averaged 10.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. Frye is only 26, so there is more potential to come out from him.

Good fit for Cleveland:

he would be a quicker, more athletic post player with a good shooting range to complement Shaq in the post on offense and defense. He would help spread the floor out more, and teams would get a lot of good shots off playing beside Shaq and LeBron, who commands double teams.

Good fit for Phoenix:

in Alvin Gentry's run and gun style of play, Fry would be the perfect fit at power forward to play beside Amare. Both are bigs that can run the floor well, good shooting range, and  can finish around the basket. He would start for them, because Earl Clark still needs to develop before getting significant minutes on the court.

Good fit for Denver:

Would automatically be a rotation player, backing up Kenyon Martin in power forward. Kenyon will turn 32 in the middle of next season, plus he is injury prone, so Frye will have chances to start. He's an insurance if anything happens to Martin.

Good fit for San Antonio:

The Spurs need more bigs, plus Frye would be able to start at power forward for them with Duncan at center.  Parker, Manu, Jefferson, and Duncan, Frye will be open a lot on offense with those four players needing extra attention for defenses.


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