New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony has admitted he is struggling to come to terms with the fact his side can no longer make a late push for the playoffs.
The New York Knicks sealed a meaningless victory against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday as the Eastern Conference have left it too late to sneak into the playoffs.
The Madison Square-based outfit have been made to pay for their dreadful form in the earlier parts of the season as they cannot catch the Atlanta Hawks in eighth spot.
Anthony now has a major decision to make regarding his future at the struggling Eastern Conference franchise as the 29-year-old has aspirations to compete for the NBA championship.
Speaking to the New York Post, Anthony said on not competing in this year's playoffs: “It’s hard now. It’s hard for me to accept [not being in the playoffs].
“It’s hard to kind of be happy in these times. It’s just a hard situation for me right now."
Anthony's frustration could lead to the small forward choosing to quit the Knicks at the end of the season.
The Knicks have just two games left to prove they are capable of matching Anthony's aims over the course of the next few campaigns.