Suns' Frye out with enlarged heart
Phoenix Suns big man Channing Frye has been ruled out of any basketball activities indefinitely after being diagnosed with an enlarged heart, the Suns announced on Thursday.
The problem was found through an echocardiogram during the 29-year-old's routine pre-season physical, and he will not be re-evaluated until December.
"Nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of our players," said Suns President Lon Babby, who added "Channing and his family have the full support of our organization. His health is our primary concern and we are committed to helping him in any way he needs."
Frye averaged 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds in 26 minutes per game over 64 games played for the Suns last season. The 6-11 Arizona product has averaged 9.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in seven NBA seasons between the Suns, Trail Blazers and Knicks since being selected eighth overall by New York in the 2005 NBA Draft.
His 434 made three-pointers since joining the Suns in 2009 is the third-most in the NBA over the last three seasons.