When Chris Smith, the brother of J.R. Smith, made the New York Knicks roster a few days before the start of the season, there were whispers around the league that the move was made largely because of his family ties with J.R.
Politics, as some would call it.
Smith actually signed a contract with the Knicks last season, but was cut before the start of the season after suffering a knee injury. The 26-year-old guard has yet to see playing time this season and it will likely remain that way with so many guards ahead of him on the roster.
Regardless, Smith is on the team to stay. On Friday, he got on twitter and reacted after seeing a tweet from ESPN analyst Bill Simmons about the signing of the guard: