Chris Smith Has Edge Being J.R.’s Brother?
Mike Woodson revealed that Chris Smith’s hopes of earning one of the Knicks’ final roster spots is enhanced by being J.R. Smith’s younger brother.
“Sure it does,” Woodson told reporters on Wednesday in Green Bay.
“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’s honesty is refreshing but he put the likeable Smith in an awkward position since it sounds as if nepotism and not merit was the deciding factor.