Channing Frye inks deal with Orlando Magic

By Taylor Ellis,

The Orlando Magic signed free agent big man Channing Frye, 31, to a four-year contract worth $32 million.

Frye, a Phoenix Suns player last year, opted out of the final season in his five-year, $30 million deal, according to Yahoo Sports.

Frye missed the entire 2012-2013 season, after a diagnosis of an enlarged heart sidelined him. He made a comeback this past season, averaging 11.1 points and 5.1 boards playing all 82 games.

Frye is a key asset with the ability to spread the floor and make three-point shots, as well as defend the basket with his 6-foot-11 frame.

The Magic were tied for 19th in three-point shooting percentage last season and were 25th in scoring according to NBA.com.

The Magic frontcourt will be very interesting to watch next year. The team already has a promising starter at center in Nikola Vucevic who averaged a double-double last season. The team also selected Aaron Gordon from Arizona with the number four pick in this year’s NBA draft, as well as point guard Elfrid Payton.

Ben Gordon was also recently acquired by the Orlando Magic.



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