Knicks recall a familiar face

December, 17, 2013
12/17/13
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Chris SmithGarrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty ImagesChris Smith has been recalled from the NBDL's Erie Bayhawks.
Chris Smith is back with the Knicks.

With Amar'e Stoudemire (knee), Kenyon Martin (strained abdominal muscle), point guards Raymond Felton (strained hamstring) and Pablo Prigioni (fractured toe) all out against Milwaukee and potentially longer, the depleted Knicks recalled the guard from the NBDL's Erie BayHawks.

The Knicks need the 6-foot Smith as an extra body. Earlier this season, his inclusion on the Knicks' final roster was the source of controversy and a sore point for some Knicks fans. Smith is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), which also represents Smith's brother J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani, coach Mike Woodson, assistant GM Allan Houston and front-office member Mark Warkentien.

Chris Smith made the final roster and earns a $490,180 salary, while some like Detroit's Brandon Jennings questioned his NBA credentials, sparking a Twitter feud with J.R., who was eventually fined $25,000 for directing hostile and inappropriate language toward Jennings in a tweeted response.

Chris Smith was sent down on Nov. 18, and he averaged 11.3 points, 50.0-percent shooting, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists over 24.7 minutes in six games for the BayHawks.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
23.7 3.2 0.9 36.5
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsA. Stoude... 7.4
AssistsJ. Calderon 4.2
StealsP. Prigioni 1.4
BlocksS. Dalembert 1.2