PHOENIX -- Late in the third quarter of a preseason game with limited interludes of importance, Channing Frye fired a 3-point shot that bounced off the front rim and politely passed through on its descent.
"Joel Freeland was like, 'How did that go in? Frye said, recollecting one of those important interludes during the Suns Wednesday night triumph in Portland.
Here was Fryes response:
When I shoot, I always expect it to go in. Thats my job.
And Frye being able to do his job again was the main reason this practice game seemed so compelling. After missing all of last season with an enlarged heart, the former University of Arizona and Phoenix St. Marys High star had returned to the Suns with the seemingly optimistic hope of playing sometime in December.
You know me, Frye said after Fridays practice at US Airways Center. I just continue to push myself, and here I am.
Bagging 14 points -- making 5 of 6 shots, including 3 of 4 from deep -- in 16 minutes in Portland had a few repor...