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2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

10.7

REB

3.3

AST

0.7

STL

0.4

BLK

0.7

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Frye was a revelation for the Cavaliers after coming over from the Magic at the trade deadline last season. While his averages of 7.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game and a 37.7 mark from three-point range in 26 regular season contests don't jump off the page, Frye provided ...

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HT: 6' 11"   WT: 255 lbs   DOB: 5/17/1983  College: Arizona   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #8 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Magic in July of 2014. Traded to the Cavaliers in February of 2016.

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Frye (personal) rejoined the Cavaliers for morning shootaround Thursday and looks in line to play later in the evening against the Clippers, Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Channing Frye NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 22 65 24.2 12.3 5.8 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.0 47.7 82.5 1.5 2.1 3.6 0.1 33.3 4.7 9.8 2.9 3.5
2006-07 23 72 26.3 9.5 5.5 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.0 43.3 78.7 1.4 1.3 4.2 0.3 16.7 4.1 9.6 1.2 1.5
2007-08 24 78 17.2 6.8 4.5 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.0 48.8 78.0 0.7 1.4 3.2 0.1 30.0 2.8 5.8 1.1 1.4
2008-09 25 63 11.8 4.2 2.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 42.3 72.2 0.5 0.7 1.6 0.5 33.3 1.8 4.2 0.4 0.6
2009-10 26 81 27.1 11.2 5.3 1.4 0.8 0.9 2.1 45.1 81.0 0.9 0.8 4.5 4.8 43.9 3.9 8.7 1.2 1.5
2010-11 27 PHO 77 33.0 12.7 6.7 1.2 0.6 1.0 2.2 43.2 83.2 0.9 0.8 5.8 5.7 39.0 4.6 10.8 1.2 1.4
2011-12 28 PHO 64 26.1 10.5 5.9 1.4 0.7 1.1 1.4 41.6 89.0 1.0 1.1 4.8 4.1 34.6 4.0 9.6 1.1 1.3
2013-14 30 ORL 82 28.2 11.1 5.1 1.2 0.7 0.8 2.0 43.2 82.1 1.1 0.9 4.2 5.3 37.0 4.1 9.5 1.0 1.2
2013-14 30 PHO 82 28.2 11.1 5.1 1.2 0.7 0.8 2.0 43.2 82.1 1.1 0.9 4.2 5.3 37.0 4.1 9.5 1.0 1.2
2013-14 30 ORL/PHO 164 28.2 11.1 5.1 1.2 0.7 0.8 2.0 43.2 82.1 1.1 0.9 4.2 5.3 37.0 4.1 9.5 1.0 1.2
2014-15 31 ORL 75 24.9 7.3 3.9 1.3 0.6 0.5 1.8 39.2 88.6 1.0 0.4 3.5 4.6 39.3 2.5 6.5 0.4 0.5
2015-16 32 CLE 26 17.2 7.5 3.6 1.0 0.3 0.3 1.7 44.1 78.6 0.5 0.5 3.1 4.4 37.7 2.7 6.2 0.4 0.5
2015-16 32 ORL 44 17.1 5.2 3.2 1.0 0.5 0.5 1.1 43.5 90.5 0.7 0.5 2.7 2.8 39.7 1.8 4.2 0.4 0.5
2015-16 32 CLE/ORL 70 17.1 6.1 3.3 1.0 0.4 0.4 1.3 43.8 85.7 0.6 0.5 2.8 3.4 38.7 2.2 5.0 0.4 0.5
2016-17 33 CLE 14 18.1 10.7 3.3 0.7 0.4 0.7 2.5 45.1 92.9 0.7 0.5 2.8 5.3 47.3 3.6 8.1 0.9 1.0
Rest Of Season Projections 33 CLE 55 17.1 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Channing Frye
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Channing Frye NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 18.3 8.7 4.0 0.7 0.3 0.0 1.0 53.3 87.5 0.7 0.3 3.7 2.7 37.5 2.7 5.0 2.3 2.7
Last 14 Days 4 17.3 10.0 3.8 0.8 0.3 0.3 1.8 57.1 90.0 0.5 0.3 3.5 3.5 50.0 3.0 5.3 2.3 2.5
Last 30 Days 10 19.1 11.0 3.5 0.8 0.1 0.8 2.5 46.8 91.7 0.8 0.4 3.1 5.5 45.5 3.7 7.9 1.1 1.2
Last 5 Games 5 15.6 8.0 3.4 0.6 0.2 0.2 1.4 54.5 90.0 0.4 0.2 3.2 3.0 46.7 2.4 4.4 1.8 2.0
Last 10 Games 10 19.1 11.0 3.5 0.8 0.1 0.8 2.5 46.8 91.7 0.8 0.4 3.1 5.5 45.5 3.7 7.9 1.1 1.2

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Channing Frye
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 5 @TOR 19 10 5 2 0 0 1 3 7 2 2 2 5 1 4 1
Dec 2 @CHI 21 11 2 0 1 0 0 5 6 0 0 1 2 0 2 2
Dec 1 LAC 15 5 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 6 0 1 0 5 4
Nov 29 @MIL Did Not Play
Nov 27 @PHI Did Not Play
Nov 25 DAL Did Not Play
Nov 23 POR 14 14 3 1 0 1 0 4 6 2 2 4 6 0 3 0
Nov 18 DET 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Nov 16 @IND 27 8 5 2 0 2 4 3 9 0 0 2 8 0 5 2
Nov 15 TOR 20 21 3 1 0 1 0 7 10 2 2 5 8 1 2 2
Nov 13 CHA 25 20 3 0 0 3 1 7 15 0 0 6 12 0 3 3
Nov 11 @WAS 14 8 0 1 0 1 1 3 8 0 0 2 4 0 0 0
Nov 8 ATL 27 13 7 1 0 0 0 5 15 0 0 3 8 2 5 0
Nov 5 @PHI 18 12 2 2 2 0 0 4 9 0 0 4 8 0 2 3
Nov 3 BOS 15 11 1 0 1 1 1 4 7 0 0 3 3 0 1 2
Nov 1 HOU 15 11 4 0 0 0 0 4 12 2 2 1 3 1 3 2
Oct 29 ORL Did Not Play
Oct 28 @TOR Did Not Play
Oct 25 NYK 14 6 4 0 1 1 1 2 6 0 0 2 5 2 2 4
Channing Frye Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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3.  LeBron James

4.  Richard Jefferson

5.  Tristan Thompson

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True Shooting Percentage

62.9%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Channing Frye has a true shooting percentage of 62.9%.

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Channing Frye NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 22 65 36.0 18.4 8.6 1.2 0.7 1.1 0.1 47.7 82.5 2.2 3.2 5.4 0.2 33.3 7.0 14.7 4.3 5.2
2006-07 23 72 36.0 13.0 7.5 1.3 0.7 0.8 0.1 43.3 78.7 1.9 1.7 5.8 0.3 16.7 5.7 13.1 1.6 2.1
2007-08 24 78 36.0 14.2 9.5 1.5 0.8 0.7 0.1 48.8 78.0 1.5 2.9 6.6 0.3 30.0 5.9 12.2 2.3 2.9
2008-09 25 63 36.0 12.7 6.8 1.2 0.8 0.8 0.5 42.3 72.2 1.4 2.0 4.8 1.6 33.3 5.5 12.9 1.3 1.7
2009-10 26 81 36.0 14.8 7.0 1.9 1.1 1.2 2.8 45.1 81.0 1.2 1.1 5.9 6.4 43.9 5.2 11.5 1.6 2.0
2010-11 27 PHO 77 36.0 13.8 7.3 1.4 0.7 1.1 2.4 43.2 83.2 1.0 0.9 6.3 6.2 39.0 5.1 11.7 1.3 1.5
2011-12 28 PHO 64 36.0 14.5 8.2 1.9 0.9 1.5 2.0 41.6 89.0 1.4 1.5 6.6 5.7 34.6 5.5 13.2 1.6 1.8
2013-14 30 ORL 82 36.0 14.2 6.5 1.5 0.9 1.0 2.5 43.2 82.1 1.4 1.1 5.3 6.7 37.0 5.2 12.1 1.2 1.5
2013-14 30 PHO 82 36.0 14.2 6.5 1.5 0.9 1.0 2.5 43.2 82.1 1.4 1.1 5.3 6.7 37.0 5.2 12.1 1.2 1.5
2013-14 30 ORL/PHO 164 36.0 14.2 6.5 1.5 0.9 1.0 2.5 43.2 82.1 1.4 1.1 5.3 6.7 37.0 5.2 12.1 1.2 1.5
2014-15 31 ORL 75 36.0 10.6 5.6 1.8 0.9 0.8 2.6 39.2 88.6 1.5 0.5 5.1 6.7 39.3 3.7 9.4 0.6 0.7
2015-16 32 CLE 26 36.0 15.8 7.5 2.1 0.6 0.6 3.5 44.1 78.6 1.0 1.0 6.5 9.2 37.7 5.7 13.0 0.9 1.1
2015-16 32 ORL 44 36.0 10.9 6.7 2.1 1.0 1.0 2.3 43.5 90.5 1.4 1.1 5.6 5.8 39.7 3.9 8.9 0.9 1.0
2015-16 32 CLE/ORL 70 36.0 12.8 7.0 2.1 0.9 0.8 2.7 43.8 85.7 1.3 1.1 6.0 7.1 38.7 4.6 10.4 0.9 1.1
2016-17 33 CLE 14 36.0 21.3 6.5 1.4 0.7 1.4 5.0 45.1 92.9 1.4 1.0 5.5 10.5 47.3 7.3 16.1 1.8 2.0
Rest Of Season Projections 33 CLE 55 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Channing Frye
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Channing Frye NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 22 65 1572 802 374 53 30 47 3 47.7 82.5 97 138 236 9 33.3 305 640 189 229
2006-07 23 72 1896 684 395 67 36 42 3 43.3 78.7 100 91 304 18 16.7 298 689 85 108
2007-08 24 78 1342 530 354 57 29 27 3 48.8 78.0 55 107 247 10 30.0 221 453 85 109
2008-09 25 63 746 263 140 24 17 16 11 42.3 72.2 29 41 99 33 33.3 113 267 26 36
2009-10 26 81 2193 904 427 113 64 74 172 45.1 81.0 73 66 361 392 43.9 317 703 98 121
2010-11 27 PHO 77 2541 976 513 96 46 79 171 43.2 83.2 73 65 448 439 39.0 358 829 89 107
2011-12 28 PHO 64 1669 674 379 88 42 70 91 41.6 89.0 63 71 308 263 34.6 255 613 73 82
2013-14 30 ORL 82 2312 910 416 98 60 63 160 43.2 82.1 89 73 343 432 37.0 336 778 78 95
2013-14 30 PHO 82 2312 910 416 98 60 63 160 43.2 82.1 89 73 343 432 37.0 336 778 78 95
2013-14 30 ORL/PHO 164 4624 1820 832 196 120 126 320 43.2 82.1 178 146 686 864 37.0 672 1556 156 190
2014-15 31 ORL 75 1870 549 293 94 47 39 136 39.2 88.6 78 27 266 346 39.3 191 487 31 35
2015-16 32 CLE 26 446 196 93 26 8 8 43 44.1 78.6 13 12 81 114 37.7 71 161 11 14
2015-16 32 ORL 44 754 229 141 45 21 20 48 43.5 90.5 30 23 118 121 39.7 81 186 19 21
2015-16 32 CLE/ORL 70 1200 425 234 71 29 28 91 43.8 85.7 43 35 199 235 38.7 152 347 30 35
2016-17 33 CLE 14 253 150 46 10 5 10 35 45.1 92.9 10 7 39 74 47.3 51 113 13 14
Rest Of Season Projections 33 CLE 55 942 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Channing Frye
2016-17 Projections 33 CLE 73 1197 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Channing Frye

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Channing Frye NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2005-06 22 65 24.2 54.1 47.9 5.9 10.9 0.5 12.8
2006-07 23 72 26.3 46.4 43.5 7.4 11.1 0.7 9.9
2007-08 24 78 17.2 52.9 49.1 9.3 9.0 1.0 8.8
2008-09 25 63 11.8 46.5 44.4 7.1 8.6 0.8 4.2
2009-10 26 81 27.1 59.8 57.3 12.0 7.7 1.5 13.6
2010-11 27 PHO 77 33.0 55.7 53.5 9.2 7.0 1.3 14.9
2011-12 28 PHO 64 26.1 51.9 49.0 11.0 7.9 1.4 12.9
2013-14 30 ORL 82 28.2 55.5 53.5 9.7 8.8 1.1 12.2
2013-14 30 PHO 82 28.2 55.5 53.5 9.7 8.8 1.1 12.2
2013-14 30 ORL/PHO 164 28.2 55.5 53.5 9.7 8.8 1.1 12.2
2014-15 31 ORL 75 24.9 54.6 53.2 13.9 11.6 1.2 8.6
2015-16 32 CLE 26 17.2 58.6 57.5 12.6 6.3 2.0 8.7
2015-16 32 ORL 44 17.1 58.6 56.5 16.7 11.1 1.5 7.3
2015-16 32 CLE/ORL 70 17.1 58.6 56.9 14.9 9.0 1.7 7.8
2016-17 33 CLE 14 18.1 62.9 60.6 7.2 7.2 1.0 10.6
Rest Of Season Projections 33 CLE 55 17.1 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Channing Frye
2016-17 Projections 33 CLE 73 16.4 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Channing Frye

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Channing Frye: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Frye (personal) won't play in Tuesday's game against the Bucks, but is set to rejoin the team in advance of Thursday's tilt with the Clippers, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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Frye (personal) remains questionable to play Tuesday against the Bucks, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.

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Frye (personal) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the 76ers.

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Frye (personal) has been excused by the Cavaliers for Friday's game against the Mavericks, ESPN.com's Marc Spears reports.

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Frye is uncertain to be available for Friday's game against the Mavericks due to a personal matter, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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Frye scored 21 points (7-10 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding three rebounds, an assist and one block in 20 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 121-117 win over the Raptors.

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Frye finished with a team-high 20 points (7-15 FG, 6-12 3Pt) to go with three rebounds and three blocks in 25 minutes during the Cavaliers' 100-93 victory over the Hornets on Sunday.

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Frye scored 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-3 3Pt) and added two rebounds and one steal across 15 minutes in Thursday's 128-122 win over the Celtics.

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Frye (personal) will join the team for Tuesday's matchup with the Rockets, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

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Frye has been excused indefinitely from the Cavaliers after his mother, who had been battling cancer, passed away Thursday, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.

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Frye went through practice Monday and expects to be available for Tuesday's preseason finale versus the Wizards.

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Frye was diagnosed with a mild right ankle sprain and won't play in Friday's preseason game against the Bulls, Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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2016-17

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2015-16

Frye failed to live up to the four-year, $32 million deal he signed last offseason. At the start of training camp, he suffered a sprained left MCL and ultimately returned after missing just the first game of the regular season. Under interim head coach James Borrego, Frye ceded his starting spot and playing time in the name of developing the younger players in a lost season. He finished the year averaging 7.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.8 three-pointers in 25 minutes per game. Frye shot a career-low 39 percent from the field, a team-high 39 percent from distance, and a team-high 89 percent from the free-throw line. Even though he led the Magic in free-throw percentage, his 35 attempts were the second-fewest behind the Jazz's Dante Exum among players with at least 1,300 minutes played. For the second straight season, Frye hit the second most three-pointers among power forwards with 136 makes. With new coach Scott Skiles on board, Frye could endure additional marginalization as he recorded a team-worst 107.4 defensive rating last season, the antithesis of a Skiles coached team. When paired with Nikola Vucevic, that number climbed to 110.5, lending credence to the theory that Aaron Gordon could overtake Frye in the starting lineup by opening night.

2014-15

Channing Frye joins his fourth team in nine NBA seasons. After sitting out the 2012-13 season due to an enlarged heart, Frye returned last season to average 11.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 28 minutes per game through 82 games. The 31-year-old shot 43 percent from the field on 9.5 attempts per game and 82 percent from the line on 1.2 attempts. The duo of Frye and Goran Dragic led the NBA in points per pick-and-roll possessions last season (1.3), and the Phoenix Suns' offense was eight points better per 100 possessions with Frye on the court. He finished second to Kevin Love in total power forward three-pointers (160) and ninth among all forwards, finishing 30 behind Love and 29 ahead of the next nominal power forward (Dirk Nowitzki), finishing with 2.0 three-pointers per game. Frye's duty as a pick-and-pop maestro pulls him away from the basket, contributing to his porous rebounding rate. Though he stands at 6-11 and claims center eligibility in several fantasy formats, he can be thought of like a small forward in fantasy based on his statistical production.

2013-14

One of the elder statesmen remaining on the roster, Frye is the oldest Suns' player at 30. He is also far and away their best shooter. Recently cleared to resume workouts after missing a year with an enlarged heart, the hope is for him to provide double-figure scoring and a couple three-pointers per game, while teaching the Morris twins to do the same.

2012-13

Frye has had a resurgence as a fantasy player as a big who can shoot while not hurting you too badly from a rebounding and blocked shot perspective. The question is how much was his value dependent on Steve Nash providing him with open looks on offense, and will Dragic be able to get him the same looks? Either way, his value will take a hit as Scola will likely take his starting role.

2011-12

After appearing to be a bust in the NBA, Frye has rediscovered himself as a stretch four. There are not many seven-foot players who can hit the three, and as such, Frye poses a matchup problem for most NBA bigs. His three-point ability makes him very intriguing from a fantasy perspective, as he can provide rebounds, blocks, points and over two three-pointers per game.

2010-11

Frye went from an afterthought to a viable option in fantasy leagues last year after joining Phoenix – a move that changed his role on offense by putting him away from the basket. While Frye attempted a total of 70 three-pointers over his first four years in the NBA, he threw up 392 shots from downtown last season alone. As a result, he averaged 2.1 3pt, and his 0.8 spg and 0.9 bpg were helpful as well. Still, 11.2 ppg and 5.2 rpg aren't too impressive, and you'll be at a major disadvantage on the boards if you make Frye your No. 1 center, though he'll be asked to contribute more on the glass with Amar'e Stoudemire gone. Still, the Suns also added Hakeem Warrick via free agency, Robin Lopez should improve and it's possible 2009 first round pick Earl Clark could eventually earn frontcourt minutes as well. Frye was a nice surprise last season, but he's disappointed far more than he's lived up to expectations throughout his career.

2009-10

The seven-footer has seen his production drop for four straight seasons, and he was never able to carve out a regular role for himself in Portland. Coming to Phoenix may revive his career, however, as unlike many other teams the Suns may be more forgiving of his lack of toughness and rebounding if his outside shooting can provide matchup problems on offense. With Robin Lopez not exactly a lock for big minutes at center there's an opportunity for Frye to win the starting job outright and return to the level of production he enjoyed as a rookie.

2008-09

Frye looked promising as a rookie while playing for the Knicks during the 2005-06 season, but he’s declined ever since. In fact, his ppg, rpg and bpg have all dropped in each consecutive season. Last year playing for Portland, he was almost an afterthought, averaging a career-low 17:11 mpg. However, he did reveal potential with a solid final month to the season, averaging 12.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg and 1.0 spg on 56.6-percent shooting during April. Still, with Greg Oden joining an already deep frontcourt that also includes LaMarcus Aldridge, Frye’s minutes don’t figure to increase anytime soon.

2007-08

Frye had a great rookie year but tailed off in his sophomore year as he split time with David Lee and Renaldo Balkman. This year seemed to be the same story, but now that Oden is out for the year, he has a legitimate shot at starting at center or being the first guy off the bench to play the four or five. He is a decent rebounder with a consistent 15-foot shot. If he finds himself fully entrenched in the rotation, 11 points, six rebounds, and one block is reasonable.

2006-07

Frye was in the midst of a strong rookie season before it was cut short due to a knee injury. His averages of 12.3 ppg and 5.8 rpg were good enough to get him selected to the NBA all-rookie team. Frye is a long and relatively thin 6-11, and he spends as much time in the mid-range as he does under the rim. The big question for his sophomore campaign is whether he’ll be in the starting line-up and getting consistent minutes under new coach Isiah Thomas after the roller-coaster minutes he got under Larry Brown last season. If so, Frye definitely has the ability to improve on those offensive/rebounding numbers while contributing in the shooting percentages as well (48% FG and 83% FT as a rookie), though he will likely never do much in the defensive (.7 bpg, .5 spg) or assist (.8 apg) categories.

2005-06

Frye was considered one of the more polished and NBA-ready big men in the draft this year, but his performance in the summer leagues (matched up with such luminaries as Indiana’s David Harrison) left the impression that he’ll have trouble adjusting to the speed and power of the NBA game. Going into this season, the best-case scenario for Frye is 15-20 minutes a night as Jerome James' backup.

2004-05

Frye has good athleticism for his size and is potentially the best shot-blocking talent in the draft. He possesses great shot selection and, as a result, shoots a very high percentage from the field. Frye can be dominant in the paint at times, but is more of a complementary player than a star. The biggest knock on Frye is that he doesn’t rebound very well for his size and doesn’t have great upside. Frye projects to be taken in the lottery.