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Channing Frye Agrees to Five-Year Deal With Phoenix Suns


Amidst all of the free agency chaos in the NBA, Channing Frye will remain a Phoenix Sun -- and a hell of a lot richer.

Frye agreed to a five-year, $30 million deal Thursday night.

After the Suns offered Frye this deal Thursday afternoon, he and his camp were able to tack on a few more bucks.

By a few, we mean a few million.

This is a good signing for the Suns. Keeping Frye around was a must, for both his offensive and defensive help.

The fourth-year big man from Arizona averaged just over 11 points and five boards per game. His stats dropped a little in the playoffs as he scored eight points per game, but his rebounds were about the same.

And with Amar'e Stoudemire not likely to come back to Phoenix, Frye could step into the starting power forward spot.

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As long as the Suns got the regular season version of Channing Frye, they're in good shape. As for the playoffs, Frye was a little streaky, to say the least.

In the regular season, Frye hit 172 three-pointers and was one of the most consistent Suns' shooters from beyond the arc.

In the playoffs, however, his shot went ice cold. In the first two games of the Western Conference Finals against the Lakers, Frye was almost nonexistent, shooting 1-13 from downtown.

As long Frye is reliable and steady next year, the Suns should again be a factor in the West.

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