Channing Frye says he’s Cavs ‘fire extinguisher’
Channing Frye had an interesting analogy for what he brings to the young Cleveland Cavaliers team. Frye believes that he acts as a “fire extinguisher” for the Cavs and he explains his reasoning that makes perfect sense.
“My value comes from not taking a shot and giving our guys freedom of mind to think, ‘If I need Channing he’s always there.’ Like a fire extinguisher,” Frye said to Hayden Grove of Cleveland.com. “How many times have you ever seen a fire extinguisher used? Maybe once, but you’re like, ‘Damn, I’m so glad I had the fire extinguisher!’ Right?”
Frye is a 13-year NBA veteran with a championship ring on his resume. He may not be the same player he was just a few years ago. But he knows how to play the game the right way and he can be a guiding influence in the young locker room.
Channing Frye has only appeared in six games this season and even that action only included a handful of minutes. But Frye is showcasing his value as a mentor by fully embracing his role and doing everything he can to help the Cavs improve.
It can’t be easy for a veteran like Frye to deal with the type of season Cleveland has had — especially when he’s been to the top of the mountain with the Cavs. But Frye is taking his role in stride and acting as a “fire extinguisher” giving his young teammates some peace of mind that he’ll always have their back.