J.R. Smith continues to progress in his rehab from offseason knee surgery. But there is no timetable for his return.

"No not yet" Smith said Saturday. "I wish."

Smith had left patella tendon surgery and an arthroscopy for a tear in the lateral meniscus of his left knee in mid-July.

The initial recovery time for Smith's surgery which was performed by team orthopedist Dr. Answorth Allen was approximately 12 to 16 weeks. That meant Smith would likely miss part of training camp and the beginning of the regular season.

The Knicks open the season Oct. 30 at home against Milwaukee. At this point Smith isn't sure if he'll be ready to go by then.

"I want to get out there as soon as possible. I know they're going to make sure I come back healthy 100 percent so I don't re-injure it or make it worse" Smith said at a PGA Foundation golf clinic at Chelsea Piers for the New York/New Jersey Boys & Girls Club. Smith said there is still swelling in his knee.

If Smith isn't ready for the beginning of the season the Knicks may ask rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. to fill the void left by last season's Sixth Man award winner.