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Chris Smith Makes NBA Summer League Debut with IU's Rivers

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Chris Smith made his NBA Summer League debut in Las Vegas Saturday. Chris Smith made his NBA Summer League debut in Las Vegas Saturday.

Former University of Louisville player Chris Smith is officially in the NBA – at least the Summer League portion of the league. 

Smith made his Summer League debut for the New York Knicks Saturday in Las Vegas. Smith came off the bench and played about 10 ½ minutes. In fact, he played behind former Indiana guard Jeremiah Rivers, who is also trying to make the team.

And Kenneth Faried, the former Morehead State star, is a harder worker than even I believed. Faried made the NBA All-Rookie First team last season. I thought it was a misprint when Faried was listed as a Summer League participant for the Denver Nuggets.

Wrong.

Faried is playing.

Here is the rundown on how several former local players performed on Saturday:

Chris Smith (Louisville): 7 points, 1 rebound for the New York Knicks

Jeremiah Rivers (Indiana): Started and scored 6 points with 5 rebounds for the Knicks.

Kenneth Faried (Morehead State): 10 points and 8 rebounds while playing more than 34 minutes for the Denver Nuggets.

Former Louisville guard Edgar Sosa was supposed to make his debut for Sacramento,but he will miss the Summer League because of a broken foot.

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