Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer
David Griffin said that imaging done on J.R. Smith's right thumb during the All-Star break showed positive progress. "He seems to be doing very well," Griffin said. "I'd say he's on schedule, maybe slightly ahead of schedule. These things are always, surgeries are difficult to come back from because you well at different times from different things and things that weren't bothering you before in the rehab process start to. We'll see. He seems to be doing really well. I didn't realize he could throw a baseball quite as well as he does, but other than that, he's pretty good."