Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 9:00 pm  |  25 responses

New York Knicks Signed JR Smith’s Brother Chris Smith

Chris Smith, the younger brother of JR Smith, signed a deal with the Knicks today. Per the NY Times: “Marc Cornstein, Smith’s agent, declined to disclose the details of the deal, but it is probably a one-year, nonguaranteed contract. ‘We’re thrilled with the deal,’ Cornstein said. ‘Chris is excited about signing his first N.B.A. contract and playing next to his brother.’ Smith was the first one to let Knicks fans know he was joining his brother. He announced the signing on his Twitter account by posting a photo of himself signing the contract while sitting next to General Manager Glen Grunwald. Smith will get his chance to make the roster when training camp begins in early October. The odds will be against him. The Knicks already have seven guards on their roster. Cornstein said one advantage Smith has is his brother. J. R. Smith should help his brother learn Coach Mike Woodson’s system and how to get prepared for training camp.”

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  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Chris Smith is actually better than Jeremy Lin. That’s not saying alot, but he is.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Shout out to Chris Smith of New York’s “Kenny’s Kings”.

  • TonyStarks

    “Cornstein said one advantage Smith has is his brother. J. R. Smith should help his brother learn Coach Mike Woodson’s system and how to get prepared for training camp.”

    Is learning an offence from JR Smith really an advantage ?

    “Run up the court as fast you can .. then launch a shot before you hit the 3 point line”

    .. jus sayin!

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com Shock Exchange

    The cawk exchange thinks chris smiths girlfriend must be a crazy chinese bia complete with forehead tats

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    This is the funniest article I’ve read on Slam all week.

  • bigA

    That is just awesome. I hope he makes the team.

  • LA Huey

    Is this…satire?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd


  • MtotheS


  • ALD

    knicks might as well sign allen iverson.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgvwfvTcNl0 danpowers

    but they couldnt sign ewing jr back then? come on…

  • MikeC.

    Got excited for a minute when I kept reading the headline as “Craig Smith”. You know bball news is slow when you get excited about a non-mention of Craig Smith.

  • Björn Atli

    Chris Smith is the Charlie Murphy of bball.

  • coachkayrat

    @ The Philosopher – nice try junior, but his name is Ed “Booger” Smith. And Kenny’s Kings was about the worst-best team I’ve seen in a while. Imagine them against some of the AAU teams of the time..massacre.

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com Shock Exchange

    This should make for interesting theatre in NYC.

  • Sparker

    and they’re hiring their mother as security

  • John Carpini

    wtf i saw him every game at summer league, this kid is awful!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgvwfvTcNl0 danpowers

    but now we know how the knicks were able to sign him for little money. that might was a condition of the contract lol

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgvwfvTcNl0 danpowers

    him = jr smith

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    Reminds me of when the Kings had Ron Artest’s brother play on their summer league team a while back. Daniel Artest was a 310 pound point guard. Picture him guarding a young CP3.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    In other news, the Bulls sign Brian Scalabrine’s basterd nephew’s 3rd cousin from New Hampshire to a 3 day contract for $82.

  • MikeC.

    @Lake – I’d take that offer just for the practice jersey.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgvwfvTcNl0 danpowers


  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Ed Smith, huh?
    You mean, the Ed Smith that I’ve shouted out on this site plenty of times?
    And I think I was thinking of Charles Smith.
    I’ll be honest… I forgot the kid’s name.