Posted October 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
J.R. Smith is recovering from knee surgery, then faces an NBA suspension when he returns. Amare Stoudemire is recovering from knee surgery - yes, that's three in the last year - and faces a restriction on his minutes when he returns. The New York Knicks have the NBA's leading scorer in Carmelo Anthony, but after that there are questions about who's going to put the ball in the basket until their second- and third-leading scorers get back. They downplayed those concerns Tuesday after their first practice of the season. ''We've just got to be patient until we get those guys back, and then when they get back, they're going to fit right in,'' coach Mike Woodson said. Smith was the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year last season after averaging a career-best 18.1 points. Though he apparently experienced knee pain since early in the season, he waited until well after it was finished to have patella tendon surgery and an arthroscopy on his left knee to repair a tear in the lateral meniscus. H...
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