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Your Old Pal Channing Frye

Remember Channing Frye? That six-foot-eleven kid from Arizona whom the Knicks drafted with their first pick in 2005, ahead of Nate Robinson and David Lee? Remember how, in two seasons with the team, he did very little to justify his lottery-pick status? How he was a big guy who didn't rebound or block shots? How his play deteriorated until the Knicks threw him in on the trade that sent Steve Francis to Portland for Zach Randolph, Dan Dickau, and Fred Jones? Remember how, when you heard about that trade, you thought Francis for Randolph? One ill-fitting, overpriced bad-character guy for another? Is Isiah just messing with us now? (Then you tried to lobotomize yourself with a wooden spoon.) Well, we just thought you should know that Frye is now playing for the Phoenix Suns and has apparently turned into a three-point specialist. In his first three games with the Suns, Frye has averaged nearly twenty points, and has hit a blistering thirteen of twenty threes. Frye made 6 of 27 in his entire tenure (nearly 3,500 minutes played) with the Knicks. To recap, that's one three-pointer every 578 minutes with the Knicks, and one every 7 minutes with the Suns. We're not really sure what this means except that, yet again, things are better without Isiah Thomas. You knew that, though.

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