Channing Frye Phoenix Suns offseason improvement video

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  • shawn

    Nice video love nash at the end settin up frye who couldnt knock down the shot. Nash is the best and needs better players around him so trades need to be made so phx can make one last run while nash can still ball like no other.

  • Evan

    at least he is not as bad as Lopez.

  • B. Cray Z.

    Frye is a nice guy.

    Good in the locker room.

    Fits in well with the old bench unit (Dud, LB, Louis & Gogi). That unit was the best. MUST make best effort to reunite them.

    Frye has also now developed the self confidence to be clutch in finishing the game. Let’s go SUNS!!!!

  • Shawn

    Frye can be confindent and nice all he wants but he gets pushed around way to easy by other big men and easily gets scored on. Nash is 37 play time is over he needs ballers around him.

  • KLS

    Can wel just call him “Chan the Man” from here on out? The guy fits the Phx system so well, even though he has obvious areas of improvement.

  • LM

    This vid was so biased. Channing needs to continue to work on his game, but there were many games he was high scorer and high rebounder. Many times the go-to guy at the end because no one else could be counted on like he could. He’s not going to get many O rebounds if we’re asking him to stay on 3pt line and spread the D. Just a biased vid. It wasn’t any kind of actual assessment at all. It didn’t take any real analysis into account.

  • Rich Anthony, (KJL)

    That seems to be a fan-wide “catch 22″ with our Suns fans, LM.

    We always cry about more rebounding on both ends of the floor, yet most of the time the important things are ignored.

    Offensive rebounding? You hit it right on the head. He can’t be the guy bombing away / keeping opposing 4′s out of the lane while also getting into proper offensive rebounding position at the same time.

    Most times on defense, he’s going to be the help man and, against most guards, Nash is going to require help. So he can’t come over to challenge a shot or force a pass and be expected to get right back into rebounding position when his guy already has him sealed and nobody else besides Gortat is near the basket.

  • http://www.valleyofthesuns.com Mike Schmitz

    @LM: The video isn’t biased, I’m simply doing an improvement series on what players need to get better at. I obviously know Frye splashed a ton of threes and was a bright spot for the Suns.

  • Steve

    Yeah, I’m not seeing how this vid is “biased.”

    Is it a fact that Frye needs to improve his game? Yes. Would the proposed changes be an “improvement?” Yes. Biased? No.

    I get that the system isn’t a friendly one to get bigs their traditional stats, especially with the role that Channing has cut out for himself… but can’t the system change or adapt? Look at Marcin crashing those boards on all of Frye’s misses. The guy is an animal. Are you telling me Frye can’t improve on his finishing ability? He can jump. Every once in a while, he will SKY to block a shot. Why won’t he do it to throw down on someone’s face? He can get well above the square. A big bodied seven footer above the square is going to be able to throw down or draw a foul on anyone.

    In my opinion, this video was too nice to Frye. I know a lot of Suns fans think otherwise, but I think his play was mostly bad last season. I see him as nothing more than a shooting threat, and that’s not what any good team should get from its 4.

  • http://www.valleyofthesuns.com Mike Schmitz

    @Evan: The Lopez video is coming next week.

  • Steve

    Oh my, that video is going to be LLLLLLOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG!

  • Rich Anthony, (KJL)

    @ Steve -

    No. The system can’t change or adapt. Steve Nash is still a Sun, and on top of that, he is the alpha dog in Phoenix which means the style is designed for him and the team run through him.

    There will be no adapting until that changes.

    Gortat gets boards because he maintains position, because he doesn’t really have to jump out to help Nash unless he’s directly involved with the pick and roll.
    Even then another pass normally comes and he has time to retreat.
    The 4 is usually at the point of attack challenging, so he is a lot further out of position than the 5 would be.

    And frye will never throw it down on anybody. He isn’t built that way. Only a few players per generation are built to constantly attack the basket like that.
    Now, he could have a disgusting turn-around 10-footer and a jump hook, but that would require him to get lots of practice / game time down on the block.

    Again, with Nash around that simply isn’t going to happen.

  • Shawn

    Cant wait for the lopez video ill watch the entire hour of it

  • Jt’s hoops Blog

    That man is a WASTE OF SPACE. A 7 foot three point shooter. He looked so much better in his first couple of years in New York and he showed promise backing up LaMarcus Aldridge in Portland. Now he has completely regressed. his post up game is all but gone as he relies on that thre point shot. Luckily he had a teammate in Steve Nash that made him look less pathetic than he really was.

  • Jt’s hoops Blog

    Ugh, didn’t realize his post game was that bad. He’s far better off shooting threes.