Knicks’ Smith out 3-4 months after surgery

The Knicks said Smith’s injuries, which were treated at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City by team orthopedist Dr. Answorth Allen, were chronic and gradually worsened. His recovery time is approximately three to four months, which could make him available between Oct. 15 and Nov. 15 — near the start of the 2013-14 season.

Ruthless Ray Allen

Allen, known for his work ethic and preparation before games, opted not to make a final pass to a calling teammate Lebron James for an attempted game winning shot. Instead, Allen calmly stepped back and in routine fashion knocked down a three in one of the most pressure filled moments in Finals history.