HoopsHype Chris Smith rumors

July 1, 2014 Updates

Chris Smith, brother (and briefly teammate) of Knicks guard J.R. Smith, has been invited to try out for the Mavericks' summer-league team. Yet I'm told he he'll have to earn a roster on Dallas' summer squad. No promises yet. ESPN.com

June 30, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: A bit of summer-league scuttle: Mavs have invited Chris Smith of Knicks fame to try out for their Vegas-bound squad. Not assured of a spot. Chris Smith -- as in, yes, brother of J.R Smith -- is the Chris Smith referred to in the previous tweet about the Mavs' summer-league squad Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

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This time it was Chris Smith — younger brother of repeat Twitter offender J.R. Smith and currently a reserve guard for the Erie Bayhawks of the D-League after a two-minute stint with the Knicks that cost the team roughly $2.1 million — committing the social-media faux pas. Late Monday night, Chris Smith reposted two tweets that called for him to replace Beno Udrih, who has asked the Knicks for a trade, according to ESPN. New York Post

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With the Showcase currently underway, RidiculousUpside.com has learned through multiple sources that Smith is likely to sign with the Los Angeles D-Fenders. One source added that the team has a decent spot on the league's waiver wire order, which may have aided them in such an acquisition. Ridiculous Upside

January 4, 2014 Updates

After being waived by the New York Knicks recently to make room for Jeremy Tyler, Chris Smith (J.R. Smith’s brother) has signed into the NBA D-League according to a team source. Smith played with New York’s NBADL affiliate (Erie BayHawks) earlier this season, and averaged 11.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 24.6 minutes. D-League Digest

January 2, 2014 Updates

J.R. Smith broke his silence on his brother Chris Smith getting cut Tuesday, saying he’s “over it.” Smith revealed he was called into a meeting the day before the official waiver where president Steve Mills broke the news to the two of them. The Knicks cut Smith to open a roster spot for big man Jeremy Tyler. “I wasn’t happy, but I couldn’t do nothing about it,” J.R. Smith said Thursday. New York Post

“I’m not worried about Instagram,” J.R. said before the game Thursday vs. the Spurs. “I got to play the Spurs tonight and that’s my main focus. I’m not worried about it now,” J.R. added. “It’s my brother’s problem now. I’m over it. I’m fine with everybody. I have no problems with nobody.” New York Post

December 31, 2013 Updates

The New York Knicks have decided to waive Chris Smith. The Knicks finalized the move Tuesday to create a roster spot for big man Jeremy Tyler, who has been playing for the Erie BayHawks, the Knicks' D-League affiliate, since going to training camp with New York. ESPN.com

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