Orlando Magic Officially Sign Channing Frye
It’s been a lengthy wait, but the Orlando Magic have officially signed perimeter specialist Channing Frye.
Here’s Magic GM Rob Hennigan on his newest acquisition:
“We’re extremely excited to welcome Channing (Frye) and his family to Orlando,” said Hennigan. “Channing’s character, competiveness, veteran experience, and leadership ability are valuable additions to our developing team. His ability to stretch the floor and play sound team defense are also ways in which we envision Channing helping our team moving forward.”
Frye’s 4-year deal has the 6′ 11″ Arizona Wildcats product making $8,560,707 in ’14-’15. $8,175,476 in ’15-’16, $7,807,579 in ’16-’17, and $7,456,238 in the 2017-2018 campaign.
The 31-year-old Frye spent his last 4 seasons with the Phoenix Suns. Last season in 82 starts with the Suns, Frye averaged 11.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, and 1.2 apg at 43.2 FG%, 82.1 FT%, and 37.0 3PT% on 28.2 minutes per contest. It’ll be interesting to see how Channing and first cousin Tobias Harris can coexist on the court together during stretches of games this upcoming season.