As the NBA trade deadline plays itself out, a robust buyout market is slowly taking shape behind it.
Brian Windhorst, appearing on ESPN’s trade deadline edition of The Jump, said that there is some question as to whether the Los Angeles Lakers will buy out newly-acquired big man Channing Frye. If they do, the Golden State Warriors would have interest.
Frye was part of the Cavaliers’ deal with the Lakers that also involved Isaiah Thomas. He’s an expiring contract that the Lakers may keep, but it also wouldn’t be a surprise if they parted ways with him and let him sign with a contender.
With the Warriors’ lack of cap space and roster flexibility, they figure to be a natural player in the buyout market. Frye is a good team player and would add valuable depth to their frontcourt if he becomes available.