J.R. Smith: No Timetable for Return
The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year (J.R. Smith) was expected to miss three to four months after having surgery on his left knee in July to repair the patella tendon and fix a torn meniscus. He walked without a brace Thursday — his hair now a very dark shade of red — but said he’s uncertain if he’ll be ready for the beginning of the season.
“It’s still too early to tell from what I hear from the doc and all that, but I hope so,” he said before The J.R. Smith Youth Foundation golf tournament at Eagle Ridge Golf Club. “I want to be there opening night. I want to start training camp off with my team and my new teammates.”