Report: Warriors and Cavaliers join Suns as suitors for Channing Frye
Veteran stretch four receiving interest from teams with wide-open, shooter-centric teams.
Suns pushing to re-sign Channing Frye, sources tell Yahoo. After opting-out of deal, Frye's surveying market, including Cavs, Warriors.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2014
A look at the options:
Suns: He has been there forever, through good times and bad, and is a natural fit with the roster. He was tremendous last season stretching the floor, something they need with the kind of centers they have and their need for spacing. Phoenix needs a few veterans to keep the locker room from getting too young, and Frye provides that. Not his best chance to win title, though.
Warriors: A really interesting fit. Behind David Lee, could do real damage as a stretch four. But with Draymond Green effectively playing combo-forward for long stretches, would that impact Frye's minutes? Steve Kerr knows Frye an has a good relationship with him. That could help smooth things over. His best chance to contend.
Cavaliers: A similar situation to what he's got in Phoenix, but with more questions. David Blatt's planned wide-open offense could be a lure, but will it be better than Phoenix's? And the Cavaliers have Tristan Thompson and Anthony Bennett. Could there be a positonal crunch there? If the money's the same, Phoenix is a better bet.
Don't be surprised if a few contenders worm their way into the conversation.
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