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               === Knicks' G Chris Smith survives roster cuts ===
 
 New  York,  NY  (SportsNetwork.com)  - Former  Louisville  guard  and  younger
 brother  of  Knicks' shooting guard J.R.  Smith, Chris Smith, has made the New
 York Knicks.
 
 The  Knicks cut  five players on Friday, including four-year NBA veteran Chris
 Douglas-Roberts. Forwards C.J. Leslie, Ike Diogu, Josh Powell and Jeremy Tyler
 were also waived by New York.
 
 Smith,  considered a long-shot to make the roster, scored just three points in
 20 minutes this preseason. He appeared in three games.
 
 Knicks head coach Mike Woodson admitted earlier this week that Smith's chances
 of  making  the team  were boosted by  the presence of  his older brother, who
 averaged  18.1 points per game and won the NBA's sixth man of the year award a
 season ago.
 
 New  York  has until Monday,  Oct. 28  at 5:00 ET  to finalize its opening day
 roster. If Smith is not cut by then, his 2013-14 contract will be guaranteed.
 
 
 
 
 10/25 17:17:17 ET