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The revelation about J.R. Smith's knee surgery on Monday had a lot of people wondering where the shooting guard's school of thought was.
The New York Knicks' Sixth Man of the Year reportedly knew he needed surgery in May, had it done in July, needs four months of rehab and the season begins in October.
Do the math the next time, J.R.
Now another little tid-bit by the Knicks has leaked out via The New York Times and it also has to do with basic mathematics.
Maybe the Knicks didn't necessarily lie about the length of J.R. Smith's new deal—originally reported to be for four years at $24.5 million with a player option for the 2016-2017 season—but they certainly didn't correct the misconception.
According to the Times:
The precise terms were confirmed Tuesday by a rival team executive and a second person with access to the contract. Despite the intense scrutiny of the deal, Knicks General Manager Glen Grunwald made no attempt to correct the erroneous reports during a 16-minute conference call with reporters Tuesday.
The contract calls for Smith to make $5.57 million next season and $5.98 million in 2014-15, with a third-year player option at $6.4 million. It is still a considerable commitment for a player with a checkered career and now a surgically repaired left knee. But Grunwald betrayed no concern on Tuesday.
Grunwald initially danced around the issue of Smith's timing for Monday's knee surgery. Because the rehab is expected to take between 12 and 16 weeks, the beginning of Smith's 2013-2014 season is now up in the air.
Ultimately Grunwald conceded that it was Smith's decision (a player cannot be forced by a team to have surgery) and once it was determined that his left knee wasn't responding to rest, both Smith and the Knicks opted for surgery.
Obviously Smith's decision was complicated by his status as a free agent (he opted out of his previous contract).
In any case, Monday's surgery to repair his patella tendon and to correct a tear in the lateral meniscus in Smith's left knee was deemed successful and Grunwald insists he does not regret the decision to re-sign the troubling Smith.
Summer school is now in session.
BEST OF MAXIM
Less than a week after his four-year, $24.7 million dollar extension became official, the Knicks announced J.R. Smith would miss up to four months due to surgery to repair the meniscus and patellar tendon in his right knee. The Knicks said Smith's injuries, which were treated at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City by team orthopedist Dr. Answorth Allen, were...
J.R. Smith had patella tendon surgery & arthroscopy for a tear in the lateral meniscus, of his left knee, at the HSS in NYC.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) July 15, 2013
J.R. Smith’s injuries were chronic and gradually worsened. Recovery time is approximately 12-16 weeks.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) July 15, 2013
This news is shocking and unbelievable...
I don’t think you can ever say J.R Smith isn’t smart…well you can but this isn’t one of those times. The Sixth Man of the Year made sure he got paid before announcing that he was set to get surgery. Smith has had patellar tendon surgery and an arthroscopy for a tear in the lateral meniscus in his left knee. The Knicks said that Smith’s injuries were chronic and have been...
LATimes.com Metta World Peace and the New York Knicks agreed on a two-year deal Monday, with the first year guaranteed, reports ESPNNewYork.com’s Ian Begley. The deal is worth approximately $1.6 million per season with a player option in the second year, the
The revelation that J. R. Smith had knee surgery Monday — just four days after signing a rich, new four-year contract — made the Knicks’ investment look instantly suspect and possibly ill-advised. But the surgery was not a surprise to team officials. And the investment was not as extensive as first believed.
Smith’s deal covers a maximum of three years, with a total value...
JR Smith will need 3-4 months to recover from knee surgery, and he may not be ready at the start of training camp, the New York Knicks announced on Monday. Smith re-signed with the Knicks on a four-year, $24.7 million deal earlier this month. He had patella tendon surgery and an arthroscopic procedure for a [...]
Do all of the shenanigans caused by J.R. Smith’s knee sound eerily familiar to you? Dare I badmouth Allan Houston, one of the most beloved and revered New York Knicks of the 21st century? It certainly isn’t his fault that management offered him and his bad knees six years and a $100 million. Let’s just chalk it up as yet another Knicks blunder.
I love Houston (not Dwight...
The New York Knicks officially signed Metta World Peace AKA Ron Artest to a 2 year deal yesterday. Beyond that, it was revealed JR Smith is getting surgery on his patella tendon and is out 3-4 months. Naturally, Joe Caporoso and Chris Celletti had to break into one of their famed, rant-based discussions on it. So what of PEACE and #Pipe?
Joe Caporoso - JR Smith and Metta World...
Shane Larkin, pictured above in the middle – with his damn name on his jersey….not really sure why I don’t think you can read – has undergone surgery on his broken ankle. His recovery time is expected to be about 3 months. Meanwhile, JR Smith’s surgery to repair his torn meniscus will set him back 3-4 months himself. Both COULD be ready for the start of the season. And...
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Joe Caporoso - My biggest take away is that...
He'll Fit In
10) On a team with Amar'e Stoud- amire, Andrea Bargnani, JR Smith and Carmelo Anthony, his chances of looking like the Defensive Player of the Year are going to skyrocket
9) He's from the area, and it's always a good idea for crazy people to have more day to day contact with their relatives
8) He's only 23 more teams away from having a jersey from...
With one spectacular tweet – “Where Brooklyn at?” – Metta World Peace announced he will be joining the New York Knicks. The deal is for 2 years and $3.2 million, with a player option in Year 2. It’s a great signing for the orange and blue, who needed toughness and a hometown tenacity last year’s playoff team at times sorely missed. Another thing they missed? A ******...
Some links from around the World Wide Web late on this Monday evening:
• As expected, the Knicks agreed to terms on a two-year deal with Metta World Peace this afternoon. The Clippers were another rumored NBA destination, as well as the tease by World Peace that he would play in China. In the end, the Knicks were able to add the former Ron Artest and native New Yorker to the roster...