Smith underwent surgery on his right knee in July. The timetable for his return was originally three to four months. Woodson hopes the shooting guard will be ready for the start of the season, per Tommy Beer of Hoopsworld.com (at which point he will serve a five-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy). Could not get tweet oembed code for tweet 384709631270199298 Smith admitted he put off the surgery until after he signed a new contract with the Knicks, per Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com . Such an approach is common among athletes, and according to Smith, the Knicks knew that was the plan all along. J.R. has been shooting and riding the exercise bike during practice but has not begun running yet, per Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal. Could not get tweet oembed code for tweet 385452825092055040 He was also seen kickboxing with a Knicks staffer at the team facility as part of his rehabilitation, per Chris Herring. Could not get tweet oembed code for tweet 385447125095833600 Rookie Tim Hardaway Jr., who sprained his left wrist during summer league, has been wearing a wrap on his wrist during practice, per Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com. Could not get tweet oembed code for tweet 385091824165335040 Kenyon Martin did not practice on the second day of camp, though he was seen riding a stationary bike, and Woodson said the veteran big man is in good health, per Ian Begley. Could not get tweet oembed code for tweet 385487338790330368 Final Roster Spots The Knicks have 12 players signed to guaranteed contracts. Camp invitees Jeremy Tyler, Cole Aldrich, Ike Diogu, Josh Powell, Toure’ Murry, Chris Smith (J.R.’s brother), Chris Douglas-Roberts and undrafted rookie C.J. Leslie will be fighting for the final two roster spots. Tyler appeared to have the inside track on one of those spots after an impressive showing for the Knicks’ summer league team, but his odds of making the team took a hit when he was forced to undergo surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot in early September. The initial timetable for his recovery was eight to 10 weeks. Tyler drew laughs when he rode into media day on a scooter, per Jonah Ballow of Knicksnow.com. Could not get tweet oembed code for tweet 384786961581342721 Douglas-Roberts was a late edition, having signed on the second day of camp. He took Justin Brownlee’s spot amid rumors that Brownlee had gotten hurt, per Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com. Could not get tweet oembed code for tweet 385441823532916736 CDR is an intriguing option for the Knicks. The 6’7” swingman is a talented scorer who racks up points by slashing to the basket. He played six games for the Dallas Mavericks last season and averaged 17.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.44 steals in 30 games for the Texas Legends of the D-League. Below are highlights from a game in which CDR dropped 49 points, seven rebounds and eight assists on the Santa Cruz Warriors last November. Metta Madness Metta World Peace did not waste time reminding the New York media that he beats to his own drum. The Queens product turned the tables on media day by showing up with a microphone in hand and asking his own questions. Between World Peace and J.R.
The NYRR was seeking a partner that shared the belief in unlocking the potential in people to run, and elevating the health and wellness of whole communities, said Mary Wittenberg, the Road Runners chief executive officer. Technology has become such a big driver and influence in the city, so we were especially excited to tie those two areas together, Wittenberg said in a telephone interview. Though the partnership is signed and work will begin now on improving the NYRRs technology structure, Wittenberg said, the name change will begin Nov. 4, the day after this years NYC Marathon that is expected to draw about 48,000 runners. Were babes in the woods in terms of where we are with technology, Wittenberg said. There are a lot of areas we lead with New York Road Runners. I dont think its technology right now. TCS, a Mumbai-based part of Tata Sons Ltd., India s largest industrial conglomerate, has about 277,000 consultants in 44 countries, generating revenue of $11.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, according to the statement. Other Marathons TCS has been the title sponsor of the Amsterdam Marathon and had smaller sponsorship deals with the races in New York, Boston , Chicago and Berlin, as well as running events in India. About 50 percent of TCSs business is U.S. based, according to Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chief executive officer. Wellness, fitness, education; these are the types of initiatives we actively promote in the communities, Chandrasekaran said in a telephone interview. It helps us to bring the talent that we have to leverage in the work we do in communities, and it helps us to energize our workforce. Last years NYC Marathon was amid criticism over initial plans to hold the race days after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the city. We have since last November focused on being here with all of our full energy and resources for our community in New York, Wittenberg said. International Logo Still, the new NYC Marathon logo has a global focus, with blue, yellow, red and green roads leading into the Statue of Liberty, an image that most represents New York City as welcoming the world, Wittenberg said.