Smith out 3-4 months after surgery

One step forward, one step back. Knicks sharpshooter J.R. Smith will be out until the start of the NBA season as he recovers from left knee surgery to repair a tear in his lateral meniscus, team officials announced Tuesday. The reigning Sixth Man of the Year averaged a team second-best and career-high 18.1 points per game in the regular season. Will his health hinder him from doing more of the same this season?

  • How worried should Knicks fans be about J.R. Smith missing 3-4 months to recover from left knee surgery?

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  • Behind Carmelo Anthony, who will be the Knicks' next best scorer this season?

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  • J.R. Smith averaged 32.7 minutes per game last season. Does he deserve more playing time?

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  • How far will the Knicks advance this season?

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