Lakers’ Frye expected back on court soon

Channing Frye was part of a February trade between the Lakers and Cavaliers.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Channing Frye is nearing a return following an emergency appendectomy in mid-February, according to Spectrum SportsNet.

Frye, 34, has appeared in just one game with the Lakers since arriving in a Feb. 8 trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. But he has been cleared to begin non-contact basketball activities and a clearer status update is expected by week’s end.

He is averaging 4.8 points and 2.4 rebounds in 44 total games this season.

Along with the Lakers and Cavs, the 6-foot-11 Frye has spent time with the New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic.

He will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of season.