Mar 16, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye (8) during their game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Suns beat the Raptors 121-113. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic Sign Channing Frye


 

The Orlando Magic have agreed to terms with free agent power forward Channing Frye today, reaching an agreement on a 4 year, $32 million deal. Frye was a member of the Phoenix Suns last season, averaging 11.1 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game, and 0.8 blocks per game with the team.

So what does Frye bring to the table for the Magic? He has an incredible touch from three-point range, a career 38.5% shooter from deep. However, Frye is not your typical stretch four. He can defend as well, providing help in the low post, joining an already stout defensive core of Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon. The Magic get a great two-way player in Frye and he gives an added layer to their offensive schemes, stretching the floor to providing driving lanes for Oladipo and Gordon. He is an able shooter on kick-outs if those driving lanes are not there.

The move should not come as a surprise for the Magic, a team that has been reportedly interested in other power forwards, such as Greg Monroe and Patrick Patterson, who eventually re-signed with the Raptors.

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  • Osceola71

    OK, finally. Now the picture is starting to make some sense. But who are we going to get rid of at the PF spot? Is this the end for Nicholson?

    • http://Prestointhepaint.com Zach Oliver

      I’d imagine that this move basically ends Andrew Nicholson’s time with the team. Just don’t see where he fits now, and I doubt they move Harris, unless they get blown away by a deal.

  • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

    This move makes a ton of sense, and I finally see how they are planning to get by with Harris at the 3. Frye gives you a + shooter, and it basically lets you invert your offense with Harris playing closer to the basket instead of being constrained by the traditional position roles.