Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Knicks coaching staff diss J.R. Smith's brother


The New York Knicks coaching staff reportedly doesn't have much faith in the younger brother of J.R. Smith, Chris Smith, who also happens to be the 15th man on the roster.

According to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, not only does Chris Smith fail to have a vote of confidence from his coaches, but one general manager bestowed perhaps the worst insult an NBA player can possibly receive.

Within the Knicks coaching staff, they believe Chris Smith doesn't even have the talent to be an NBA Development League player—never mind worthy of a roster spot. One opposing GM called him "maybe the worst player in the history of the [NBA] summer league."

The worst in the history of the summer league? Ouch.

The fact that Chris is the younger sibling of the more proven J.R. is undoubtedly why the former has landed a spot on the roster. But the fact that the coaching staff and outsiders don't think Chris is even close to worthy of a spot is troubling at best for the Knicks.

Via Bleacher Report


  1. Eat that salary, cut Chris along with the coach, leave Shump alone, let that kid play his position.

  2. That signing was an insult to the Knick fans! Knowing we need front court help they still chose to give the last spot to a guy even they say can't play D league ball. What is he a valet?