Nov 27, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye (8) stands on the court during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at US Airways Center. The Suns won 120 -106. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Phoenix Suns were ready to use Channing Frye in Omer Asik trade


When the Houston Rockets were looking to trade Omer Asik back at the beginning of December, not  whole of teams were in on talks but the idea of a three team trade was kicked around more than a fe times. As we now know, Asik was never traded but had talks progressed more so in that direction, the Phoenix Suns were ready to help out whoever needed it.

According to Grantland’s Zach Lowe, the Suns were all set an ready to use Channing Frye as a trade chip in an Omer Asik trade had one happened. Now, the Suns wouldn’t have been the team acquiring Asik, rather they would have used Frye to help a deal go through and then accepted picks or some other consideration for Frye.

This is an interesting angle to the talks as it seems as though it scold have helped the Rockets get a deal done with the Boston Celtics.  But trade talks between those two teams were complicated enough as they were and adding a third team in and shuffling around compensation would have made an even bigger mess.

Still, with the Suns in the hunt for a postseason bid, there is still the notion that the team could trade Frye before next months deadline. So far the Suns have been quite on the trade front but they could look to acquire another piece down the stretch of the season and they appear ready and willing to part with Frye if they have to.

Tags: Channing Frye Houston Rockets Omer Asik Phoenix Suns

  • Shaleane Marie

    lots of tyos

  • kayell

    Not a real professional article, obvious spelling and grammar errors everywhere

  • Sam

    Josh, looks like you typed this in a rush or on your i-phone :) Anyway, I think Suns management is now realizing they shouldn’t have let their 7’2″ bargain and paint-dominator Haddadi go, Frye and Plumlee are 5″-7″ too short(wingspan+height) to dominate the paint and be effective rebounders while Haddadi used to be Lakers-killer in Memphis going against Bynum and Pau and later against Howard and B.Lopez. Suns right now has no real Center and I don’t like this deal at all, Suns needs Frye’s 3-pointers, they should trade Ish.Smith+Christmas+Kravstov+Markief Morris for one 7′+ 260pound center. Or sign Haddadi back after this season. We have too many guards. I would contact Grizzlies and trade guards for Randolph, Grizz needs guards desperately.