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LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Los Angeles Lakers, however a well-recognized face will return to the defending Japanese Convention champions subsequent season.
Channing Frye can be donning the wine and gold once more subsequent season after agreeing to a take care of the Cavaliers. The veteran ahead began the 2017-18 NBA season in Cleveland however was dealt to the Lakers earlier than the annual commerce deadline in February.
Channing Frye Will get One-12 months Deal From Cavs
In accordance with ESPN, Frye signed a one-year deal price $2.4 million after not getting a proposal from the Lakers. His new contract with Cleveland was for a veteran exception and may have a cap hit of $1.5 million subsequent season. The Cavaliers have now $111.9 million on the payroll with 11 assured and two non-guaranteed offers.
Frye was traded to the Cavaliers halfway via the 2014-15 NBA season from the Orlando Magic. He was an element for the Cavs throughout their title run that season. Final season, the 35-year-old performed 44 video games in Cleveland earlier than being dealt to Los Angeles together with Isaiah Thomas.
The New York native averaged 4.8 factors in simply 12.4 minutes per sport final season, however greater than his statistical contributions, Frye earned praises for being a robust locker room presence.
Hilarity Ensues After Frye Indicators Deal
After agreeing to make a comeback in Cleveland, Frye introduced his return via an Instagram publish. He posted a photograph of him in a Cavaliers jersey and captioned it: “Effectively I assume that is howdy once more.”
Cavaliers ahead Kevin Love additionally stirred laughter together with his Instagram publish. Love developed a robust relationship with Frye throughout their three seasons collectively in Cleveland.
Love’s Instagram publish was a parody of James’ announcement in 2014, when he revealed that he was “coming dwelling” to Cleveland.
In accordance with USA Right this moment, the four-time Most Worthwhile Participant hilariously replied to Love’s publish:
“C’mon Kevin Love!! He does not deserve this sort of greatness of publish from you.”
A fan additionally posted a photograph much like the “We Are All Witness” billboard of James in Cleveland earlier than he left. As a substitute of James, the photograph confirmed Frye in a Cavaliers uniform.
Signing Frye is the primary free-agency transfer from Cleveland after James determined to go away and signal with the Lakers. Additionally they chosen former Alabama standout Collin Sexton with their eight decide within the 2018 NBA Draft. The Cavaliers are nonetheless ready for provide sheets for Rodney Hood, who’s a restricted free agent this summer time.
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