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Take of the day
Channing Frye announced his retirement on Friday, which isn’t a total surprise. He is going to be beloved in Cleveland forever because his place on the 2016 title team, as he should be. And while he won’t go down in history like LeBron or Kyrie as being instrumental to that title win, there is no doubt in my mind that they don’t win the title that year without acquiring him midseason.
Just read this story from ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan about Frye’s impact on the team and what he did for the locker room. Having great players matters, but it is not as simple as getting the best roster possible. Chemistry and cohesion matter. Shoutout to Channing Frye for being the perfect example of that.
As of today, the Cavs have the third-worst record in the NBA. They have a 52.1 percent chance of landing a top-four pick and a 14 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick. They could pick as low as No. 7 overall.