I just watched the Lakers game, a game I knew we weren't going to win. Okay so you don't have to be Nostradamus to predict a Phoenix Suns loss these days. In all honesty I can live with the losses, I see the guys fighting hard. Just one look at Hill's face last night shows that the guy cares and you know he will put it all on the floor. Same things goes for most of the team. I'm also glad that guy's like Brown and Warrick don't get that much time to leave it on the court.
There is just one player on the team that is moving up fast in the top 5 players I really don't want to see in a Suns jersey. Yes Channing Frye that is you. I'm not a stat guy so don'ty shoot me if I don't have the research to prove what my basketball instinct is telling me. This guy is the main reason we are losing games. He has got the be the league leader in giving up and-one plays for the opposing team. He seems to have at least one or two a game. He has no clue what to do on defense, he is often too late or just out off position.
On offense, we know he is struggling but he has been for a long time now. Maybe it is not a struggle anymore but maye he has reached his ceiling for this season. We all know he can put in on the floor and that he does have some post up abilities, why not use them. What's killing is that there is always acouple of minutes that Nash tries to get him going. Problem is that if it doesn't work out, we don't get any points and Frye does even less on defense which means easy points on the other end. Before you know it we are ten down again.
In part you have to blaim the coaching staff for not getting him to play the game the way he should, but that is a different discussion.
Now this may just be a frustrated fan taking it out on Channing Frye, but somewhere in this post I think there is some truth between the emotion. I'm hoping to see Frye more on the bench or in another jersey.
NOTE: if Channing Frye beats the Lakers on Sunday with game winner don't be surprised if I nominate him for the Ring of Honor. I can be that oportunistic.