Channing Frye agrees to a 4 year, $32M deal with the Magic
The Orlando Magic made a little noise in free agency today by agreeing to a 4 year, $32M deal with forward Channing Frye. Via Adrian Wojnarowski:
Free-agent forward Channing Frye has reached agreement on a four-year, $32 million contract with the Orlando Magic, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Frye had opted out of the final season of his contract with the Phoenix Suns to become an unrestricted free agent. Frye passed on his player’s option for $6.8 million in the 2014-15 season, which would’ve been the final year of an original five-year, $30 million deal.
Frye averaged 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game for the Suns last season, connecting on 37% of his three point attempts. As a 6’11 big man who knocks down threes, Frye is a very valuable player in this league and the Magic are fortunate to have landed him. Of course, the best part about this story is that Channing Frye is still able to play basketball after missing the 2012-13 season due to a heart condition.
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