J.R.'s little brother will get his second shot to make the team after injuring himself during 2012 training camp.

I swear there were points this summer at which we were told this wouldn't happen but it will: According to Ian Begley Chris Smith younger brother of the recently signed J.R. Smith and middling Knicks Summer Leaguer will join the Knicks in training camp. Pretty much all of what I wrote about the first iteration of this story still stands: I don't think Smith distinguished himself in Las Vegas and I can't imagine him actually competing for a roster spot but I suppose when you sign one Smith you sign the whole family at least for a non-guaranteed camp deal (no word on whether Earl Sr. got an invite).

Last year a knee injury sent Chris home early from training camp so this will be a second chance to see how deeply beSmithed the Knicks are. They've got 12 guaranteed contracts signed plus two non-guaranteed deals for Jeremy Tyler and C.J. Leslie guys who seem likely to make the team. So that's a penciled-in 14 out of 15 right there. Basically it would take a training camp explosion from Smith or some seriously yucky favoritism from management for Li'l Nepotiz to even sniff the final roster.