Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 6/26/13
Former Louisville guard Chris Smith has an opportunity to fill a void for the New York Knicks and is more than confident that he’s up for the task. With Jason Kidd recently retiring and taking the head coaching position with the Nets, the New York Knicks are now in need for a back-up point guard. “I hope to be the backup point guard,” Smith recently told Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com. “I really do see an opportunity.” Smith went undrafted after graduating from Louisville in 2012, but signed a free agent deal with the Knicks last August. The only thing guaranteed for Smith in his contract was an invite to the training camp. The New Jersey native reportedly had a decent show at making the Knicks roster due to injuries, but unfortunately for Smith, he suffered a knee injury that required him to miss 3-6 months. He was waived by the Knicks in late October, but rehabbed his injury at the team’s training facility. Smith’s older brother, J.R., recently opted out of his current deal with the Knicks
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