Monday , Nov , 10 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Channing Frye Wants to Earn New Contract this Year

"We talked about it. We had mutual talks," Frye told HOOPSWORLD about his recent contract discussions with Portland.

"I want to give myself a whole year to do it. For me, I want to show them what I can be and show my worth to this team."

Portland had the option to sign the 6-11 power forward who moonlights at center to a contract extension but the deadline came and went on October 31 to extend NBA players selected in the 2005 draft. It wasn’t meant to be. According to Frye and General Manager Kevin Pritchard, both parties agreed it was better to wait on business and focus on basketball instead.