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Cavaliers’ Channing Frye out following father’s death

November 25, 2016
Cleveland Cavaliers' Channing Frye (8) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers' Evan Turner (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 137-125. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Channing Frye (8) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers' Evan Turner (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 137-125. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Channing Frye will be out indefinitely following the death of his father on Thanksgiving.

The Cavs offered their condolences and support to Frye, whose father, Thomas, passed away about a month after his mother, Karen Mulzac-Frye, died following a battle with cancer.

Cleveland (11-2) said Frye has been excused from the team and won’t play Friday against Dallas. The team plays Sunday at Philadelphia.

Frye posted a message Thursday on Instagram saying: “Be thankful for the person next to you. My father passed away today. Y’all better love on your family.”

He missed two games following his mother’s passing.

The 33-year-old Frye is having a solid second season with the defending NBA champions. He is averaging 11.3 points per game and making 49 percent of his 3-pointers.

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