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Kristaps Porzingis, battling shoulder strain, could be done for season

Kristaps Porzingis #6 and Carmelo Anthony #7 of

Kristaps Porzingis #6 and Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks look on nfrom the bench during the first half against the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 in New York City. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

NEW YORK — Kristaps Porzingis did not play in the Knicks’ 105-91 win against Brooklyn because of a strained right shoulder that could end his rookie season.

Interim coach Kurt Rambis says the starting forward is day to day with six games remaining, but adds Friday that he and the medical staff would have to agree that Porzingis could safely play without fearing further injury.

Rambis says it would be “ridiculous of us as an organization” to play Porzingis if he wasn’t healthy enough.

The No. 4 pick in the draft has averaged 14.3 points in 72 games, all starts. He didn’t play Wednesday against Dallas after injuring the shoulder at New Orleans two days earlier.

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