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Did the Orlando Magic get worse over the summer?

Did the Orlando Magic get worse over the summer?

One national writer thinks Orlando took a step backward after its second straight lottery campaign. The addition of Luke Ridnour likely completed the Orlando Magic's offseason tweaks, as it gave them a full complement of 15 players more than two months ahead of training camp. Will their tweaks pay off? Only time will tell, but the view from SB Nation NBA editor Tom Ziller's perch isn't optimistic: he names Orlando among three bad NBA teams that managed to take a step back in the 2014 offseason. How can the Magic use Channing Frye? Tyler Lashbrook studies the film to...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 22, 2014

The breakdown between Channing Frye and the Phoenix Suns harkens back to old days

It appears that, above all else, money talks. And the Phoenix Suns offered a lot less than the Orlando Magic offered, causing Channing Frye to bolt the desert for the greener pastures of Orlando. At the end of the 2013-14 season, former Phoenix Suns power forward Channing Frye said that he wanted to work out an extension with the Phoenix Suns. He said that 2013-14 was one of his favorite seasons ever, and that his joy was all about the process and the team more than wins on the scoreboard. He even ranked the 2013-14 team as his second favorite team ever (presumably just behind the 2010...

NBA free agency 2014: How can the Magic use Channing Frye?

Tyler Lashbrook studies the film to answer that question. The Orlando Magic spent big money--$32 million over the course of four years--this summer to sign Channing Frye. Standing 6'11, Frye is a three-point marksman who takes advantage of big men unequipped to defend the arc. NBA players, over the course of the regular season, only really have a day, maybe two, to prepare for a team and Frye is one of the most difficult players to prepare for. That's because he doesn't camp in the corners like most floor-spacing bigs. Instead, Frye prefers to work along the top of the key, down to each...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 18, 2014

Phoenix Suns Podcast Episode 59: So many things, Channing Frye comments, Eric Bledsoe drama, Summer League, and more

We talked about things.... This week Dave and Kris try to overcome the evils of technology with round two of the 59th episode of the Phoenix Suns Podcast. Did you catch all that? In the episode we kick things off reviewing the comments and departure of Channing Frye from the two local interviews he did with the Arizona Republic and 620 Radio. Then we look at all the recent free-agency news from the Suns over the past week with Isaiah Thomas, Anthony Tolliver, and now the "32 Million Dollar" drama with the team and Eric Bledsoe. Listen Here: Phoenix Suns Podcast Episode 59 Tune...
Rotoworld Jul 18, 2014

Channing Frye not keen on hometown discount - Channing Frye (F/C) Orlando Magic

Channing Frye let it be known that he is not a fan of the notion that athletes should take a hometown discount in a recent interview.
Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 16, 2014

New Phoenix Sun Anthony Tolliver fits right in

The newest Sun's sharp-shooting should serve him well in Phoenix. With the departure of Channing Frye, the Suns were in the market for a stretch four to replace him. Most fans probably had players such as Kevin Love or Ryan Anderson in mind to fill that role, but the Suns set their sights on a different target. The Suns have signed the 6-foot-8-inch, 240-pound Anthony Tolliver to a two-year deal, $6 million deal with only $400 thousand guaranteed in the second year. Tolliver isn't a big name, and he's not going to step in and make up for all the Suns are losing without Frye. What he is...
Arizona Republic Jul 15, 2014
Frye: Suns were focused on 'other things'

Frye: Suns were focused on 'other things'

Orlando was the first team to call Channing Frye and he said goodbye to the Suns for a four-year, $32 million contract with the Magic.         

Channing Frye press conference: Veteran big man eager to join "up-and-coming" Orlando Magic

The Magic's vision for Frye's role in their future sold the 31-year-old on signing with Orlando. When the NBA's free-agent signing period began on July 1st, the Orlando Magic moved quickly to contact veteran big man Channing Frye, reaching him via telephone as he vacationed in Italy. They joined "between 10 to 14" other teams in pursuing the floor-spacing big man, coming off a solid season for the Phoenix Suns, and convinced him to move to Orlando. "They were the first people to call," Frye said Monday of the Magic. "That means a lot." So too does the promise of joining an...

Orlando Magic sign Channing Frye

Channing Frye won’t take his new contract with the Orlando Magic for granted.
NBA free agency 2014: Orlando Magic sign Channing Frye

NBA free agency 2014: Orlando Magic sign Channing Frye

The 31-year-old big man is officially a member of the Magic. The Orlando Magic have officially announced they have signed Channing Frye to a free-agent contract. The team, citing policy, dis not publicly disclose the terms of the contract. Initial reports suggested the deal would be worth $32 million over four seasons. Frye, 31, averaged 11.1 points and 5.1 boards for the Phoenix Suns in the 2013/14 season, starting in all of their games. The floor-stretching big man shot 37 percent from three-point distance while hoisting 5.3 triples per game, ranking 21st in the league in that...
Orlando Sentinel Jul 14, 2014

Orlando Magic sign Channing Frye

The Orlando Magic formally signed free-agent power forward Channing Frye to a four-year, $32 million deal this afternoon.
Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 14, 2014

One final defense of Channing Frye, and why the Phoenix Suns will miss him

Channing Frye is a big loss for the Phoenix Suns. Channing Frye has been the source of much debate on Bright Side of the Sun. In fact, the 6-foot-11-inch power forward has somehow become perhaps the most polarizing player on the entire blog. Many people see him as a player who can easily be upgraded upon and whose importance to the team has been wildly overstated. Many others, like myself, see him as a key part of what the Suns have done in recent years whose impact went far beyond his raw statistics. With Frye signing a four-year, $32 million deal with the Orlando Magic, the heated debates...

Bright Side Phoenix Suns Round Table: A Buffet of Goodness (and Realism) about Channing Frye

In some other language, the name Channing Frye translates to 'Buffet of Goodness'. Now, Frye takes that Buffet to Orlando to help the young Magic grow up and become a playoff team. "Buffet of Goodness". The Phoenix Suns' Channing Frye really did embody that translation. Frye was a voice of calm and reason in the Suns locker room that is so needed for a young team that doesn't have a fiery leader to carry them to big wins. These Suns needed to share the load, and Frye's sense of self and attitude really helped the Suns not get too high or too low. His career has had a lot of ups and downs,...

Channing Frye: Phoenix Suns Memories

With Channing Frye off to Orlando I wanted to take a quick look back at some of his best moments in a Phoenix Suns uniform. I remember where I was when the Suns signed Channing Frye.  I really didn't expect I'd remember that - but I do. On July 14, 2009 I woke up bleary eyed from a relatively hard night in Vegas to discover the Suns had come to terms on a 2 year, $3.8 million dollar contract with the former University of Arizona star. Frye had been the 8th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks, but had just completed his 4th season in the league, was already on the...
Orlando Sentinel Jul 8, 2014

Frye's salary will become more cap friendly as his Magic tenure progresses

The four-year, $32 million agreement between the Orlando Magic and power forward Channing Frye will become more friendly to the team's payroll figure as Frye's tenure progresses.

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