J.R. Smith will be out three to four months after undergoing patellar tendon surgery and an arthroscopy for a tear in the lateral meniscus of his left knee.
Smith had knee issues this past year in the playoffs. The New York Knicks claim that they were aware of this issue before they signed Smith to a four year, $24 million dollar contract. The Knicks recently signed Metta World Peace (click here to read more about that), so he could help provide quality minutes that Smith usually would in the coming months. The Knicks also have Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr, and Pablo Prigioni as realistic options at shooting guard. They could always recruit some more help through free agency as well.