The New York Knicks are expected to offer a contract to current Knick J.R. Smith’s younger brother Chris.
ESPN’s Jared Zwerling reports that while the deal isn’t official, it is confirmed.
Chris Smith, J.R.’s younger brother, will be signing with the
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) August 1, 2012
The contract will likely earn the younger Smith an invite to training camp, but I wouldn’t imagine there’s much guaranteed money included.
Smith, 24, averaged 9.7 points per game in his senior year at Louisville and played for the Knicks’ Summer League squad in Las Vegas in July.
He wasn’t very impressive in Vegas, averaging 5.2 PPG on .290/.375/.625 shooting and despite the contract, Smith appears to be a long shot to earn a spot on the Knicks’ regular season roster, but is someone the Knicks can sign and send to the D-League for a year, which is what will likely happen.
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