Carmelo Anthony is facing up to missing out on playoff action for the first time in his NBA career.
With the Knicks continuing to stumble through their schedule, losing to the Hawks 98-107 Sunday night, it is looking like a real possibility that the franchise will not make it to the post-season.
" I can't imagine what that's like.
"I'm not even trying to think about that at this point. We still got a lot of basketball to play."
But the New York team's form is hardly likely to inspire confidence. The Knicks currently sit on a 21-35 record and have lost all put two of their previous 10 games.
Anthony also admitted to Newsday that he was "not very optimistic" that the franchise can turn things around in time.
While Melo's Knicks playoff concerns are hardly going against the grain of the masses, it will be a concern to the franchise hierarchy, and fans, that he is openly showing signs of disillusionment once again.
The 2014 All-Star is highly likely to test free agency this summer, and his longterm future has been a point of discussion for a number of months now.
He recently revealed he was happy to take less money at the Knicks if it meant they would built a roster capable of challenging for the title - but that certainly seems some way off at the present time.