Before Erie released Chris Smith today, he had packed up and left team several days ago, source tells Yahoo. Didn't like his playing time.
New York Post "The Chris Smith Era ended Tuesday, Jeremy Tyler practiced and coach Mike Woodson promised there would be no friction between J.R. Smith and the Knicks’ new 6-foot-10 big man. The Knicks announced Tyler, who was the last cut of training camp, re-signed with the club after averaging 18 points, 10..." January 01
Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have recalled Chris Smith from the Erie BayHawks of the NBA D-League. Smith was sent down to the D-League earlier in the season. Smith stayed on the Knicks' roster out of training camp." December 17
New York Times "The next day, at the team’s shootaround, Smith’s mood had lifted as he chatted with Allan Houston, the Knicks’ assistant general manager, who oversees the BayHawks. In an interview, Houston praised Smith’s work ethic and his family and said, “We see him as a player we want to develop and see..." November 25
November 18, 2013 - President & GM Steve Mills announced today that the team has assigned guard Chris Smith to the Erie BayHawks.
#Knicks say Metta World Peace is out tonight with a sore left knee. Chris Smith is active.
Pro Basketball Talk "Chris Smith is getting a roster spot with the Knicks, and his contract of $490,000 will become fully guaranteed for this season if he remains there by the time Wednesday’s opening night is upon us. It’s been widely speculated (and essentially assumed) that Smith is on the team because his..." October 26
New York Post "Chris Smith has heard the whispers and read the taunting tweets that suggest the only reason he’s on the Knicks training camp roster again is to babysit his big brother J.R. It’s something that’s both frustrating and motivating. “Everybody just thinks I’m here because of J.R. But I’m here..." October 08
Posting And Toasting "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..." August 31