Cavs Frye on Facing Former Team: ‘Lot of Respect for Them’


Channing Frye, who has a reputation as a consummate professional if a journeyman, attempted to play it straight. Richard Jefferson wouldn’t allow it. “They’re a good team, they play hard,” Frye said after scoring 14 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers in their 109-103 victory over the Orlando Magic, the team that essentially salary-dumped him in a trade last month. “I’ve got a lot of respect for them.”

Jefferson, his Cavs teammate, quickly made Frye uncomfortable. “You’re so politically correct!” Jefferson said. “Be honest, what did you say when you walked in here? In the locker room, what’d you say?” “I said, ‘Good game guys’ and ‘On to the next one,’ ” Frye said, still trying to not make a headline.

Source: Brian Windhorst of ESPN


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