Suns sign Frye, Warrick

Updated: July 8, 2010, 5:05 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns have locked up one of their top offseason priorities, signing center Channing Frye to a five-year deal.

Terms were not disclosed, but Frye and the Suns agreed to a deal worth $30 million last week. Phoenix also agreed to a four-year, $18 million contract with free agent forward Hakim Warrick on Friday after being unable to reach a deal with Amare Stoudemire, who signed with the New York Knicks.

Frye developed into a solid 3-point shooter with Phoenix after rarely shooting from beyond the arc in four seasons with New York and Portland, leading the Suns with 173 3-pointers in his first season in the desert.

The eighth overall pick out of Arizona in the 2005 draft, Frye averaged 11.2 points with the Suns and shot 43 percent from 3-point range.


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