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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