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Tuesday April 15th, 2014

The Knicks play the Nets in Brooklyn on April 15 in a final playoff push for the No. 8 seed. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is second in the NBA in scoring average this season.. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will miss the final two games of the regular season after an MRI revealed a small tear to the labrum in his right shoulder, the team announced Tuesday.

Anthony will sit out Tuesday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets and Wednesday's finale against the Toronto Raptors.

The team said that surgery will not be necessary at this time and he will be re-evaluated in about a month. Anthony suffered the right shoulder injury April 2, but continued to play in the team's next four games.

Anthony suffered a similar type of injury last season in his other shoulder.

Anthony had an outstanding season for the Knicks, averaging 27.4 points, a career-high 8.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists for the Knicks, who were eliminated from playoff contention last week, a season after winning 54 games.

Anthony can opt out of his contract this summer. If he re-signs with the Knicks, the team can pay him $129 million over five years. If he signs with another team, he can sign a maximum deal worth $95.8 million over four seasons. GOLLIVER: San Antonio, Indiana hold top seeds as 2014 NBA playoffs field is set

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