Atlantic Notes: Knicks, Rondo, 76ers, White

October 24 2013 at 4:35pm CST By Luke Adams

Knicks coach Mike Woodson acknowledged yesterday that Chris Smith‘s family ties will play a role in the team’s decision on whether or not he makes the roster, but if it were up to J.R. Smith, that wouldn’t be a factor.

“I don’t want that to come into play because then I think that’s a crutch for him and that’s an excuse for him to make the team,” J.R. said, according to Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv. “I think that he should make the team based off his own talent and his own ability. Don’t get me wrong, he’s my brother at the end of the day, but at the same time I think his talent alone should set that apart.”

As the Knicks mull over their roster options, let’s check in on a few more stories from out of the Atlantic Division….

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