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Channing Frye shows why the Cavs traded for him in win over Hornets

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The Cleveland Cavaliers decision to orchestrate a three-team trade that saw them land Channing Frye drew a lot of raised eyebrows and questions.

Why would a team that already boasts a top-tier perimeter scoring forward like Kevin Love, while also having J.R Smith and Richard Jefferson who both like to stay out wide and shoot from three, bring in another outside scorer?

Well, Frye answered those questions pretty damn quickly, proving his worth to the Cavaliers last night in his second game for Cleveland. 

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The former Orlando Magic power forward netted 15 points in 18 minutes on 5-for-9 shooting - 4-for-8 from beyond the arc - with six rebounds, an assist and a steal against the Hornets.

Frye came up big in the fourth quarter, helping himself to 12 of his points in the final 12 minutes of action, allowing Tyronn Lue to rest both LeBron James and Kevin Love - who scored 23 each - as well as Tristan Thompson for the entire final period as the Cavs ran out comfortable winners. 

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So, how has the newbie found it so easy to fit in with the Cavs? It turns out it's pretty easy, all he has to do is shoot.

“I told him to shoot every time I throw it to him," LeBron told reporters after the game. "Because I won’t throw it to him unless I know he’s got a shot.”

“When they start yelling at you to shoot the ball,” Frye said, “you just got to say screw it and shoot it.”

If Frye carries on shooting .500% and above from three-point range he'll find himself quickly becoming a firm favourite of LeBron and co. 

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Eastern Conference
NBA
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
LeBron James

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