Channing Frye is one of the most unique NBA players out there today. his skills sets scream small Forward yet his body says postman. but his mind says leave me alone im gonna go hit this three. Frye to me is more than meets the eye. Last summer he sign a 30 million dollar contract that many said was way overpriced. they said that hed just fall back and take his money. Frye proved them wrong. he started the season off rocky at best, but then again so did the whole team. changes in line can mess with players. it seemed as if he was a singing bust
Then something happened. once phx established its rotations frye finally found his consistency and bounce. and what was even better...He found a post game. Now its not like he tuned into "the Dream" or anything but he was proving that hes not done elevating his game. he started to use the skills sets that he hadn't for so long. he found his "upside" lol. he went around slower bigger forwards and shot over smaller ones. combined with his Shot and clutchness, he went from mismatch qualities to "versatile". Im not saying Channing Frye is gonna pull a '06 Dirk after he lost and go add fade away jumpers and an unstoppable post game to his arsenal but were are all witness after seeing the 2011 finals of what a shooting bigman can do. Everyone is always screaming that we need to trade him away for a PF or put hi on the bench but thats only because when replace amare with Cahnning we didnt replace channing. Warrick was a bust. with the addition and a Conventional PF in Morris and now Gortat, Channing can breeze easy knowing he wont have to bang as much down low.
So the point of this article?......
Channing Frye is still young(27) entering his Prime and isnt done improving everyone with little more bulking up and more post and midrange game i think he will prove to PHX that he can be our man. unless we go and get a Horford i say he will be a great starter next year. Allstar? No but then again since when to all-star ballots get rings? (see. Dallas Mavs)