Frye will start at power forward for Saturday's tilt against the Clippers, Joe Gabriele of Cavs.com reports. With Kevin Love (rest) out, Frye will draw the start Saturday at power forward. LeBron James (rest) and Kyrie Irving (rest/knee) are also out, giving Frye an opportunity to have a high-volume game from beyond the arc while playing significantly more minutes than usual.
Frye scored 15 points (5-7 FG, 5-7 3Pt) and added nine rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes during Thursday's 106-101 loss to the Pistons. Frye only attempted threes Thursday, and was one three short of matching his season high in the category. Over the last five games, 24 of the 33 (73%) of the shots Frye has attempted have been from behind the arc. This is an increase from the rest of the season, when only 64 percent of his shots were from outside. The result is that in increases the level of inconsistency that should be expected from Frye, since so much of his value comes from his threes and his scoring. His fantasy value is now almost entirely dependent on whether or not his shot is falling, as it was Thursday.
Frye contributed 21 points (9-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four rebounds, two steals, and one block across 23 minutes during Saturday's 120-92 loss to the Heat. Though coach Tyronn Lue opted to go with a small starting five in the absence of both Kyrie Irving (rest) and LeBron James (rest), sending Frye to the bench, he still managed to tie his season high in points with 21. That being said, even with Kevin Love (knee) out, Frye's minutes have been spotty, limiting his fantasy value.
Frye will return to the starting lineup at power forward for Wednesday's matchup against the Celtics, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports. Frye had started four games for the injured Kevin Love before playing a reserve role in Monday's win over the Bucks. Coach Ty Lue indicated prior to Monday's game that he wanted Frye to guard Greg Monroe off the bench, so it is no surprise that he is returning as a starter Wednesday. Look for him to continue starting in place of Love unless another matchup situation arises.
Frye will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Bucks, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Frye has started the last four games in place of Kevin Love (knee), who's expected to miss at least another four weeks. However, the Cavaliers are opting to go with a smaller lineup Monday, moving Richard Jefferson into the starting lineup at power forward, while bringing Frye off the bench. Frye's demotion likely won't come with a huge drop in minutes, so it wouldn't be surprising if he still ended up logging minutes in the upper-20's.
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