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Knicks keeping Chris Smith because of his brother?

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07:16 AM ET 10.24 | Decision day is here. Knicks coach Mike Woodson said point guard Chris Smith is "still in the mix" for a roster spot, noting for the first time having older brother J.R. Smith on the team is a factor in the franchise wanting to develop the younger Smith as an NBA prospect. ... Asked directly if J.R.'s presence factors in the decision on whether to keep Chris, Woodson said, "Sure it does." "I look at him just like I look at J.R., though J.R. is the guy who played in a uniform and has been very productive for us. I have a great deal of respect for that family," Woodson said. "That's his brother. I respect that. We got to make some decisions. What those decisions will be, I don't know." Woodson said the Knicks likely will make their first cuts Thursday night after practice.

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J.R. Smith, US Presswire J.R. Smith, US Presswire
October 24, 2013  07:46 AM ET

If it benefits the team keep him. I don't think he should be retained because his brother is J.R., but I don't think as some here surely will that he should be cut simply by virtue of that fact either.

October 24, 2013  08:06 AM ET

its the Knicks, nepotism is in their blood.

Jimmy Dolan and the Straight Shot should start doing half time shows and Bargnani should be made to sing backup if he does not get 5 rebounds a half.

October 24, 2013  08:34 AM ET

The First Cut Is The Deepest, Bros.

October 24, 2013  08:37 AM ET

2 for 1 contract... JR sure has a big pull on the team.

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October 24, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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2 is always better than 1?The only thing that could be worse is 2 Eddy Curry's ....LMAO

With how fat that guy got, Eddie Curry was two Eddie Curry's.

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October 24, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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don't they already have THREE pg's on the roster and three Sg's?where the hell are they planning on playing him ? center ?

I heard he is going to be in charge of Knicks twitter handle, you know like Marcus Vick is for the Eagles.......

October 24, 2013  10:07 AM ET

Prediction: You'll see the real J.R. when his brother gets cut.

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October 24, 2013  10:26 AM ET
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Prediction: You'll see the real J.R. when his brother gets cut.

Anbody remember J.R. Reid? Dude came out hyped from college..

I think his Mom ran onto the court once during a game or something

October 24, 2013  10:52 AM ET

Why are there always so many threads about JR Smith's brother? He hasn't ever done anything on the NBA scene.

October 24, 2013  03:24 PM ET
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If it benefits the team keep him........

It might keep J.R. form imploding.

If he can do that, he may be worth his tiny salary.....

October 24, 2013  03:27 PM ET
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Prediction: You'll see the real J.R. when his brother gets cut.

Which is why he'll probably at least make the injured researve.......

 
October 24, 2013  11:27 PM ET

Usually prospect equals bust.

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