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Chris Smith said his brother, J.R. Smith, has “mixed emotions’’ leaving the Knicks but realizes he has a chance “to do something special.’’ With the Knicks in full tank mode, Smith, native of Freehold, NJ, is joining LeBron James in Cleveland, along with Iman Shumpert. “I’m happy for him,’’ Chris Smith told The Post. “It’s a bitter feeling when you have to leave New York. It’s home. He didn’t want to leave, really. At the same time, he has chance to win a championship and have a new beginning. It’s his time again,’’ the younger brother added. New York Post

Chris Smith, who is mulling two European offers, made the Knicks roster last season in a controversial move that was seen as being made to pacify J.R., but the fringe prospect was later cut. New York Post

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Ex-Knick Chris Smith has entered the D-League draft with the hope of getting another opportunity to play in the NBA. “Whatever's going to give me the best opportunity to perform on a level where I can get myself in a good position to get myself back into the NBA, that's the route I want to take,” Smith said last week in an interview at his skills camp for young players. Smith, the younger brother of J.R. Smith, began last season on the Knicks' roster. His inclusion on the 15-man roster stirred strong emotion from the team's fan base because of his ties to his brother. Both the Knicks and Chris Smith have acknowledged that Smith's older brother was a factor in the team's decision to keep him. The Knicks eventually sent Smith to their D-League team. Smith was released by the D League affiliate -- the Erie Bayhawks -- in March. ESPN.com

Smith says he has drawn some interest from D-League teams and a few teams overseas. The D League draft will take place next Saturday. “He just needs a fresh start,” Marc Cornstein, Smith’s agent said. “He needs to be judged as Chris Smith and not anything else.” ESPN.com

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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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

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