Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 7/17/13
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-m...
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