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With a recent Instagram post as our guide, it appears Suns forward Channing Frye may return to the court this season.
Channing, who missed last season with an enlarged heart, has Phoenix fans buzzing after posting a picture of himself (in uniform) delivering a fist pump, accompanied by one word ... "YEP!"
yep! http:t.coke3mQhRRvR Channing Frye (@Channing_Frye) August 30, 2013
Soon after Fryes seeming declaration appeared, now-former teammate Jared Dudley had this response on Twitter:
RT @Channing_Frye: yep! http:t.coWtMndS9odK ( congrats brother!!! I know you've ensured a lot! I'm happy for you) Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) August 30, 2013
We're assuming J.D. meant to type "endured" rather than "ensured."
Anyway, if Frye can play this season, the Suns will have at least one player capable of consistently spacing the floor. And he would certainly help as a veteran leader in what might be an otherwise very young frontcourt, particularly ...
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The Phoenix Suns have stated their optimism about the playing status of Channing Frye, who missed last season due to an enlarged heart.
The Suns should learn in a few weeks if Frye will be able to return next season.
"We're optimistic he'll be able to play," Suns GM Ryan McDonough said.
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