Frye scored no points (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt) in five minutes of court time in Monday's 117-110 overtime win against the Hawks. Aaron Gordon has been outstanding since claiming the starting power forward job from Frye in late January, and there's no sign that coach Scott Skiles intends to hand that role back to the veteran. Look for Frye to play only spot minutes off the bench the rest of the season in situations where the Magic are looking to add more three-point shooting on the floor.
Frye scored six points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with two rebounds and one block in 12 minutes during the Magic's 108-102 overtime loss to the Grizzlies on Monday. Frye has now seen exactly 12 minutes in each of his last three appearances. He has scored more than six points only once in January, and he has sank only four threes total in 2016 while losing his starting job to the younger Aaron Gordon. Frye averaged 21 minutes per game in December, but even then he was posting a modest six points, three rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.4 threes, 0.9 steals, and 0.3 blocks per contest.
Frye will move to the bench Friday against the Hornets, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports. With Victor Oladipo back in the mix, the Magic will alter their lineup and go with Oladipo and Elfrid Payton in the frontcourt, while Aaron Gordon joins Tobias Harris and Nik Vucevic in the frontcourt. Frye was just 1-of-6 for three points (1-4 3Pt) in Wednesday's loss to the 76ers.
Frye finished with two points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal across 18 minutes in Monday's 98-81 loss to the Hawks. Frye has scored exactly two points in five of his last six games, and has gone off for double-digit points just once since Dec. 23. He continues to hold down a starting role at power forward for the Magic, but with season averages of 5.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.2 treys, and 1.1 assists across 18.4 minutes, Frye isn't really a serviceable commodity in any format.
Frye scored 11 points during a 105-82 win over the Nets on Monday, adding four rebounds, five assists, and two steals in 23 minutes. Frye's five assists Monday were an outlier for his season thus far. He had a total of 10 assists for the season coming into the game against the Nets. He seems to have a firm hold on a starting spot in the Magic lineup, but hasn't had much value overall even when he has been starting.
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