Originally written on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 2/24/13
When the Knicks' signed Chris Smith to a training camp contract this past fall, it was assumed that such a signing was a result of the team's loyalty to his brother, J.R. Smith.Many wondered how far the courtesy would go. After donning a Knicks' Summer League jersey and spending training camp with the team, would the Louisville guard go on to make the squad?Such discussions were put to a halt when the younger Smith injured his knee and was forced to have surgery on his left patella tendon. The Knicks went on to waive him following the injury.In October (the time of the injury), initial reports signaled that Smith would be out of commission anywhere from three to six months. Should he be sidelined for the full amount, the brother of the Knicks' sixth man would be scheduled to resume basketball activities in April.But despite his injury, the Knicks haven't exactly let Smith loose to fend for himself during his rehab. The young gun has remained around the team all season long, working ...
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