Found December 30, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
As the Knicks negotiate a deal to re-sign big man Jeremy Tyler and have him for Monday’s practice, the team is expected to release point guard Chris Smith to make room on the 15-man roster, according to an NBA source. The Knicks likely will announce the Tyler signing Monday. Smith was kept as the 15th man over the rehabbing Tyler during training camp in a controversial maneuver. Most NBA scouts consider Smith a D-League player and coach Mike Woodson admitted his brother J.R. Smith’s presence on the Knicks’ roster was a factor. The Knicks decided they can’t afford to release point guard Tour’e Murry because Raymond Felton has shown to be injury-prone and is still out of the lineup. Plus, Murry, now in the rotation as backup PG, is considered part of the future. The other option would have been to cut center Cole Aldrich, but the Knicks need him for front-court depth, as Kenyon Martin and Amar’e Stoudemire have struggled with injuries. Chris Smith was playing with the Knicks’ D-Le...
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