Frye (appendectomy) has been ruled out for at least the next five games, Bill Oram of The Orange County Register reports. Frye underwent an appendectomy last Friday and does not have a clear timetable for a return, as he is still away from the team. With the Lakers embarking on a four-game road trip after Friday's meeting with Dallas, Frye may not rejoin the team for at least another week or two, but expect an update on Frye to come once the Lakers return to Los Angeles.
Frye underwent an appendectomy Friday and will be evaluated in a week, Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet reports. With reports of Frye being evaluated in one week, it appears he'll be absent from the team's first game back from the All-Star break, with a chance of plying Feb. 24 against Sacramento. While he's sidelined, Ivica Zubac could see more run, as he played a season-high 20 minutes Thursday, producing 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Frye has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves due to personal reasons. Frye has only played one game with his new team, logging three points in 11 minutes of action Wednesday. The veteran could see an uptick in action when the Lakers regroup after the All-Star break, considering he will have had more time to get accustomed to the team.
Frye (Coach's Decision) is expected to be available for Saturday's tilt against the Mavericks, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports. Frye was traded to Los Angeles on Thursday's trade deadline. It's not exactly clear what his role will be, though he could function as a second-unit, floor-spacing center. At the moment, it doesn't appear as if his fantasy value has changed dramatically, as he was seeing 12.4 minutes per game in Cleveland and posting just 4.8 points and 2.5 rebounds.
Frye was traded to the Lakers on Thursday along with Isaiah Thomas and a protected first-round pick in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr., Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Frye had some value for the Cavaliers on the trade market given his expiring contract, and he was essentially used to match salary between the two teams and help clear cap space for the Lakers. He could still, however, be a quality contributor in Los Angeles for the remainder of the season given his ability to space the floor. Chances are Frye could be used alongside rookie Kyle Kuzma in the second unit, which would give the Lakers a lot of frontcourt floor spacing, but they'd be sacrificing some defense in the process. In the end, Frye will likely see a drop in fantasy value compared to what he had in Cleveland given Los Angeles' current frontcourt depth.
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