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    Default Knicks sign... Chris Smith???

    Ok, I realize this has to be a non-guaranteed, training camp invite, similar to Chris Copeland, though Copeland is a better bet to make the team. Are we thinking this is a nice gesture or what? Wasn't particularly impressed with Smith in Vegas, imagine we have to be able to do better than this for the 15th roster spot, I'd get a specialist or leave it open as mentioned before for D league call ups in the event of a mid season injury. I won't read too much into this until training camp is ending and we see a guaranteed roster, but can't sit here and say this makes alot of sense to me. Again, if he's just being given a shot to battle in camp and earn a 15th spot I have no problem, but if we think we're going to just give him that spot, idk don't wanna make a big deal about a roster spot that shouldn't be significant, but I feel we could get better insurance options than him. Is important though to find someone for the last roster spots that can be content working hard and not playing in real game time, you plug a solid veteran into those roles they often get sour... thoughts?

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    Just doing a favor to Jr most likely. Doubt he's in the teams plans as anything more than a D Leaguer/ training camp invite.

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    Not too much to read into it. JR Smith signed for a nice deal with us. Could he have gotten something better on the open market? Maybe. It's a goodwill gesture to JR. Get Chris into camp, not only will he get paid for his time, but maybe he shows something to scouts.....whether here or overseas. He won't be on the opening day roster.

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    Originally Posted by Kidd Karma
    Not too much to read into it. JR Smith signed for a nice deal with us. Could he have gotten something better on the open market? Maybe. It's a goodwill gesture to JR. Get Chris into camp, not only will he get paid for his time, but maybe he shows something to scouts.....whether here or overseas. He won't be on the opening day roster.
    Yeah kinda my thoughts, assuming non-guaranteed he can be cut anytime, so it's a nice gesture to give him a training camp with an NBA team, however if by December Brewer or someone is hurt and I'm on here posting "can Chris Smith fill in adequately?" then I have a problem!

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    Marc Berman ‏@NYPost_Berman
    Confirmed Chris Smith has been invited to training camp but JRs bro didn't even start on Vegas summer league team.

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    Now lets just hope the league doesn't add 2+2 together and penalize us for circumventing the salary cap by getting JR on a sweetheart deal.

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    Haha right on, but I feel we've had opportunities to wink at people before to help circumvent salary cap and didn't do it, I know you aren't allowed to do the "I'll take care of you later" thing or the "we'll give you this business opportunity to make up the money thing" but if anyone could pull that it'd be the Knicks. A Lebron TV on MSG or the Jeremy Lin Buffet (A favorite of ex-Knicks Eddy Curry and Jerome James) never came to fruition, so I doubt this was a promise or anything. Second thought, Jeremy Lin Buffet could have been a genius career move as it would have not only kept Lin in NY but would have retired Felton early creating more playing time for Lin...

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