It has been reported for much of the summer that the Knicks planned to bring Chris Smith, younger brother of J.R. Smith, into training camp this year. Whether he would attend was in question earlier this month there was speculation that he was preparing to play in Italy this season. However, as August comes to a close, we have our answer: the younger Smith will be in camp with the orange and blue, tweets Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com.
Of course, Smith's training camp invite is far from a guarantee that he will be with the Knicks when the season opens. In fact, the invitation could be more of a courtesy of J.R. than anything else. The Knicks already have a crowded roster and they found their third point guard in Beno Udrih earlier this offseason.