Frye has started each of the past three games. Frye replaced a Victor Oladipo in the starting lineup for the past week, but hasn't seen an increase in his points, assists or rebounds. The Magic have one each of the past three games with Frye starting, meaning that coach Scott Skiles may stick with the recent changes. Until Frye shows improved numbers his starting role shouldn't be seen more of a reason to play him.
Frye will move into the starting lineup Wednesday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. The struggling Magic will shake things up and move Victor Oladipo to the bench, as Frye joins Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris in the frontcourt. Oladipo and Elfrid Payton have failed to be productive in tandem this season, but it's unclear whether the decision to shift Oladipo to the bench is something coach Scott Skiles will roll with long-term.
Frye returned to a bench role for Wednesday's overtime win over the Timberwolves and played just seven minutes. He finished without a point (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and collected one rebound during his time on the court. Frye had started the Magic's previous two games while Victor Oladipo sat out with a concussion. With Oladipo back in action Wednesday, Frye unsurprisingly saw his role marginalized, and it's possible that if he fails to make an impact in light minutes over the next few games, he could fall out of coach Scott Skiles' rotation entirely.
Frye will get the start at power forward Friday against the Jazz, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. With Victor Oladipo (concussion) out Friday, the Magic will make a few tweaks to the starting lineup, moving Tobias Harris to small forward while Frye enters at power forward. Evan Fournier will join Elfrid Payton in the starting backcourt.
Frye came off the bench to score 14 points, hitting four three-pointers and pulling down eight rebounds over 23 minutes in Monday's 97-84 loss to the Pacers. With Nikola Vucevic and Jason Smith sidelined, Frye turned in his best game of the season. Frye is great at stretching the floor, but doesn't offer much long-term upside.
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