Channing Frye says via Twitter that he’s going to play this season


Apr. 19, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns center (8) Channing Frye celebrates with guard (13) Steve Nash and teammates in the second half against the Los Angeles Clippers at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Clippers 93-90. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye announced via Twitter that he will be playing this season after sitting out last season due to an enlarged heart.

Frye, the veteran, will be able to help this young Suns team as they are going through a transition period with a new head coach in Jeff Hornacek. The last time Frye played was back in the 2011-12 season. During that season, he averaged 10.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game.

He is also a three point shooter. Frye shot 34.6 percent from the three point line in the 2011-12 season. Over his entire career, Frye is a 39 percent three point shooter. Does this re-acquisition of Channing Frye means that the Suns will win more games? No not at all.

But it is great to see him back on the court. It is always good to see a player like Frye coming back from a diagnosis such as an enlarged heart and proving once again that he can play professional basketball.