My pal Ian Begley noted Saturday afternoon that Chris Smith, brother of the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year, will in fact be in training camp with the Knicks this coming fall.
Of course, KnicksJournal.com has been on top of this for months. According to a source, the team has maintained the idea of bringing the younger Smith back into training camp this year since (at least) this past February. See here.
Such an invitation is likely just simply a courtesy to his older brother, but the Knicks have, nevertheless, been monitoring the Louisville product's rehab progress over the last few months. He was participating in three on three scrimmages at the team's training facility along with the likes of Amar'e Stoudemire, James White, and Chris Copeland back in April.
Should New York ultimately not extend the courtesy even further via a spot on the opening night roster, expect Smith to catch on with the Erie BayHawks, the Knicks' NBA D-League affiliate.