It’s summertime in New York, which means the thermometer heating up.  It also means that it’s time for the New York Knicks Summer League.  Games begin on Friday.
Check it out!

Summer league is an opportunity for unsigned/undrafted talent, like Chris Smith, who is the younger bother of New York Knick, J.R. Smith, to show off their skills.  Smith went undrafted in the 2012 draft, and was waived in training camp after he suffered a knee injury.  With Jason Kidd returning and going on to coach the Brooklyn Nets, the Knicks might be looking to add Chris Smith if he remains healthy.

Chris Smith said:

“I’m way more focused now, and it’s different because I watched Jason Kidd, I watched Pablo Prigioni and I watched Raymond Felton,” Chris said, “and I was like, now I have the mind-set of what it’s like to be a point guard and run the team.”

“My goal is to make training camp, make the team and have the brotherly tandem that everyone has been talking about.”

Summer league should prove to be an interesting showcase of young talent, if nothing else.  Tim Hardaway J.R., drafted just a few weeks ago, will play in the backcourt.

Future seems so bright.. Being humble and happy is the key.. Being real is the ultimate key to success..

— Chris Smith (@3_ChrisSmith) July 8, 2013

I’ll be keeping watch.  Will you?

Should the Knicks give Chris Smith another chance?

Leave your comments below.

Tagged with:

Filed under: Sports