Channing Frye: ‘This whole situation’s very weird’

Nov 3, 2011, 9:07 PM | Updated: 11:16 pm

The Phoenix Suns were supposed to open their season
Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but
instead the US Airways Center was like every other NBA
arena: empty.

Players and owners are still trying to reach a deal on a
new collective bargaining agreement, and until they do the
NBA’s lockout will continue.

And now that regular season games are being missed, the
harsh reality is setting in.

“It was very weird,” Suns forward Channing Frye said of
not playing on what should have been opening night. “Just
this whole situation’s very weird.”

Frye, who was a guest on Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and
Gambo, said he’s used the time off to be around his family
as well as stay in basketball shape, because he plans on
being ready to go when the call comes.

“Ending the season the way we did last year wasn’t good at
all, so I’m ready to get back out there and get back to
winning ways.”

Frye thinks older teams (cough…Suns…cough) could have
an advantage when the games do start because a shorter
season won’t tax veterans too much.

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