NEW YORK, September 11, 2013 – New York Knickerbockers Executive Vice President and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has signed guards Toure’ Murry and Chris Smith. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Murry, 6-5, 190-pounds, averaged 7.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.20 steals over 20.8 minutes in five games for New York’s entry at the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, NV. He helped lead Rio Grande to the NBA D-League Championship last season, averaging 8.3 points, on 45.6-percent shooting, with 2.8 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.61 steals over 23.5 minutes in 46 regular season games (30 starts). He played four seasons at Wichita State University, averaging 12.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists over 29.3 minutes his senior season in 2011-12.
Smith, 6-2, 195-pounds, averaged 5.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists over 19.9 minutes in five games for New York’s entry at the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, NV. He originally signed with New York on Aug. 1, 2012, but was waived on Oct. 26 while recovering from left patella tendon surgery. The Millstone, NJ native, played two seasons at the University of Louisville, averaging 9.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists over 27.5 minutes in 40 games (38 starts), and helped lead the Cardinals to the NCAA Final Four during his senior season in 2011-12. He is the younger brother of Knicks guard and reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith.