I think it's useful to remember that nowhere in the story of the Tortoise and the Hare does the Tortoise have hernia surgery.
Mr. Artest is setting the bar awfully high (low?) while Mr. Smith is recuperating.
Through games of 1/9/07
Ron Artest: 26G, 24-94, 25.5%, 2.69 misses per game
Josh Smith: 25G, 19-70, 27.1%, 2.04 misses per game