May
23

On To The Next One: Chris Smith

New York Knicks shooting guard Chris Smith speaks to the media at the MSG Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Knicks shooting guard Chris Smith has signed with CAA basketball agent Leon Rose. Photo Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this week, Marc Berman of the New York Post reported that point guard Chris Smith changed agents.  He was formerly represented by Marc Cornstein, but was projected to change to his brother’s agent Leon Rose at Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  Chris Smith’s brother is the popular New York Knicks player J.R. Smith.

Chris Smith played a couple of years of college ball at Manhattan College before transferring to the University of Louisville for his junior and senior seasons.  Chris went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft, but signed a contract with the New York Knicks in August 2012.  He was waived two months later after suffering a knee injury.

It is looking like Chris and J.R. will be back together in New York next year with the Knicks.  However, in order for that to happen, Chris will need to have his new agent structure a new deal that makes it worthwhile for the organization.

I will be back next season along with my big brother @ ... Will be a blessing to wear my Knicks uniform.. Prep for 2014 is now
@3_ChrisSmith
Chris Smith