When Channing Frye joined the Cavs, he became an immediate asset to the team. He was crucial in the playoff run that ended a 52 year championship drought in the city of Cleveland.
But he’s yet to play at all this year, after taking a leave of absence due to the death of his mother. Sadly, things have only gotten worse, not better, and Frye will now be extending his leave of absence indefinitely. On Thanksgiving, Frye announced that his father had also passed away.
The organization has been extremely supportive, with head coach Tyronn Lue issuing this statement:
“It’s tough to lose one parent; he’s lost two,” Lue said. “It’s had to be taking a toll on him. We’re going to be his family support and whatever he needs, he can take his time.”
Hopefully Frye can find some peace in such a tragic and difficult time.