Channing Frye Likely To Opt Out

Suns big man Channing Frye has until Monday to decide on his player option but a source tells Marc Stein of (on Twitter) that there is a “99%” likelihood that he’ll choose free agency.

Frye is on the radar of the Warriors and Cavs if he indeed opts for free agency (link).  Both teams are in the market for stretch fours.  Of course, opting out doesn’t mean he’ll be headed elsewhere and in fact the veteran has said that he’d like to hammer out a new, long-term deal with the Suns.

The Arizona product was one of many feel-good stories for the Suns this season.  The 31-year-old missed all of 2012/13 with an enlarged heart but wound up playing and starting in all 82 of the Suns’ regular season games last season.

Frye averaged 11.1 PPG with 5.1 RPG and 0.8 BPG in 28.2 minutes per contest.  He’s had slightly better marks in those categories and in PER, but he was nonetheless a bright spot for the Suns last season.

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