Chris Smith recalled

Chris Smith has been recalled from the NBA Development League, the Knicks announced.

Harris Decker

Obviously this move makes sense from a depth perspective. One thing I will not be happy about is if Smith sees minutes ahead of Murry in tomorrow nights game. I’ll save the rest of this rant until after we see what happens but know that if Chris > Murry I will not be a happy camper.
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moneyball
moneyball

What happens if Chris Smith plays well? Would the haters commit suicide here on this blog? Chis Smith is a PG. Murray is not. I won't join the Murray bandwagon here or join the Chris Smith hate until I see both of them actually play!

Chris Smith did well in his final four run for Pitino. Up in class from Murray's Wichita state.

C0P0
C0P0

Murry is about to have the opportunity of a lifetime. 

Good luck kid. You're going to need all you can get. I'm rooting for ya!


Chris Smith never impressed me.

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

this Season is a Circus why not being back Chris Smith to add insult to Injuries ( pun intended )

why Murry not getting any burn, beats me

i hate the fact knowing we can still make the playoffs at some point lol

zebeto
zebeto

..wow ......this SEASON is like a high speed multi car pile up on the freeway , but for some odd reason I will continue to stare .

rico
rico

I think the recalled smith to let the NBA see that they really signed him. I doubt they will play him. 


I hope they give Murry a shot but I don't think Woody trusts him enough yet. Remember Woody is fighting for his job.  

chuco
chuco

If we lose tomorrow I'm not watching another game till woodson is fired 

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

The question shouldn't be who will get the most mins cause thats easy it'll be Udrih. The more interesting question is who will get the least. Sadly I believe it'll still be Murry.

chuco
chuco

Id rather have no luck than bad luck 

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Tyson

Ray

Prigs

Kmart

STAT

Metta


For any team, that would be hard to overcome.

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

Knicks say Kenyon Martin will miss at least two weeks after an MRI confirmed he has a strained abdominal.

knickfan2
knickfan2

Still waiting for Woodson to announce that Murry and Chris Smith will battle it out in practice for the backup pg spot.

bluprint13
bluprint13

"Move makes sense" is as a clueless statement as Mike Woodson's coaching in the final seconds in the Garden last night.

fasheezee
fasheezee

If Woodson is still the coach I'm not watching. I really can't stand the guy. He is taking my team and turning them into a bunch of bums. SHIZZ!!I

ds2488
ds2488

Chris Smith playing over Toure Murry would be a real lowpoint in my long time as a Knicks fan.  Hopefully it doesn't come to that, but I'm prepared for the worst.


This whole season has been one low point after the other so far.  At least when we sucked during Isiah/Dantoni years we knew we were gonna suck.  We were a joke and much of it could be written off as comedy or rebuilding.


Right now, this isn't funny.  This is sad.  I actually thought this team would be good, that they'd be even better than last year.  Instead, right now, it's looking like it's gonna be a chore to simply get to 40 wins.  


And the ever present "Dolan Panic Trade" is looming right around the corner.  Who knows what it will be, what form it will take, how much of our future we will give up for someone not remotely worth it?


Sad times right now.  My only optimism comes down to firing this clown of a coach and getting Chandler back.  

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

The Knicks are adamant about not trading any more first-round picks in future trades, a source said. Yahoo! Sports

Bobby Blazes
Bobby Blazes

No way chris smith its time to give lin murry a chance to ball

tommy2b
tommy2b

@OLD_KNICK unfortunately due to a CBA technicality he can't be included in any trades until Jan 15th.  And I'd be shocked if he was traded with a positive return.  Most likely we'd have to trade him+a 2nd round pick for a scrub with an expiring contract.

ds2488
ds2488

@orlando_knickfan eh...For most teams they wouldn't be so reliant on Ray, Prigs, Kmart, Stat, and Metta.  Ray and Pablo are backup pgs on most teams, Kmart and Stat are backup bigs playing limited minutes, and Metta...is he even a rotation player on most teams anymore?  I'm not sure.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@orlando_knickfan 

If it wasn't for bad luck, we wouldn't have any luck at all.


I find it hard to believe that 36 year old Prigioni will only miss two weeks with a broken big toe.

ds2488
ds2488

@knickfan2 What an underrated Woodson "coaching" blunder that was.  Really came right out and showed a lot of confidence in Shump lol.  And it's all been downhill from there.

thatsagoodpoint
thatsagoodpoint

@ds2488 No a panic trade would have happened about 10 games ago. At this point now it would be a desperation trade for survival.

tommy2b
tommy2b

I'm going with "Chandler re-injures himself trying to come back too soon"

ds2488
ds2488

@tommy2b @orlando_knickfan Totally on board with that.  This roster isn't good enough to win a ring anyway, we had our shot to at least put a scare into the Heat/East last year and blew it in the Indy series.


We'll have a ton of cap space and some good assets if we hold onto our remaining picks, Timmy, and even Shump.  No reason to blow it up for what?  A shot to win one playoff series?

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Brian Webster@tommy2b  

My favorite is this one;

This is also a case, though, of who would the Knicks want from the Bulls? Most likely Taj Gibson would be of interest to the Knicks, but they'd have to find a way to make the salaries work. Perhaps something like Gibson and the Charlotte Bobcats' first for Smith, Kenyon Martin and Player X.

This guy make the trade gurus here look reasonable.

 

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@tommy2b Either that or the guys insane. He had Suns trading Goran Dragic for him. Only deal that had a snowballs chance in hell was JR and Tyson to Lakers for Gasol but that's because it was an actual rumor mentioned elsewhere.

tommy2b
tommy2b

must be written by a knicks fan. jr has no value at all in a trade.

tommy2b
tommy2b

link doesnt work for me... humor piece?

Muhammad Gretzky
Muhammad Gretzky

@orlando_knickfan@Sandro GuedesYou know what...maybe. Melo signs with a contender in his prime and the Knicks shed major salary and structure a well balanced team with two big name FA. What this team lacks are players that differentiates themselves from others. Everyone shoots at an alarming rate. Everyone gets beat on dribble penetration. Defense is fair weathered. Outside of Melo, there are no players from the SF to the guards who attack the basket on a consistent basis. No one really stands a part outside of Melo and STAT and they suffer from fair weathered defense as well -- to put it modestly.