Chris SmithMonday night’s debacle in Madison Square Garden may not have been rock bottom for the Knicks, but this latest news almost certainly qualifies as taking one step closer to it:

Just to refresh your memory, this is what people think of Chris Smith:

Within the Knicks coaching staff, they believe Chris Smith doesn’t even have the talent to be an NBA Development League player – never mind worthy of a roster spot. One opposing GM called him “maybe the worst player in the history of the [NBA] summer league.”

Smith’s call-up comes in the wake of the news that Pablo Prigioni will miss at least two weeks with a hairline fracture in his big toe.