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Channing Frye won't make debut vs. Thunder, hasn't completed physical

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Channing Frye won't make his debut because he hasn't yet completed his physical.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Channing Frye's first game as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers will have to wait.

Frye, who the Cavs acquired Thursday in a deal with the Orlando Magic, did not practice with the team Saturday and hasn't completed his physical yet. As a result, Frye will not play tomorrow when the Cavs take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Cavs have until Tuesday to complete the physical and any other requirements that still need to be completed. As a result, the Magic cannot play or waive Jared Cunningham until Frye is officially a Cavalier.

No exact reason was given for the delay, but as noted by cleveland.com's Joe Vardon, Frye missed the entire 2012-13 season due to a heart condition. It hasn't been an issue since, however, and Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said that it wasn't a concern.

"No concern. No concern at all," Lue said per cleveland.com. "We're just being as thorough as we need to be. We have until Tuesday, and that's the doctor's job."

In all likelihood, there is probably a valid reason why Frye hasn't completed his physical yet and he likely will soon. If Frye completes his physical in the next day or so, it's possible he could play Monday against the Detroit Pistons. If he doesn't play Monday, and the deal is completed by Tuesday's deadline, his debut would likely come on Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets.