Carmelo Anthony hasn't had the easiest of times since joining the New York Knicks.
Ever since the Knicks made the move to trade for Melo from the Denver Nuggets, which happened exactly five years ago yesterday, Anthony has seen more upheaval and rebuild than any All-Star would ever want to.
When Carmelo was reminded he has seen four coaches, three general managers and dozens of teammates come and go in just five years, the small forward opened up a bit on how it has been something of a struggle.
"It's been tough. It's challenging," Anthony said. "It's challenging to kind of stay strong and positive through all this."
"You can't control that," Anthony said of all the turnaround he has witnessed at the Knicks. "When you look at it, how many different coaches? Four different coaches. [A lot of] different players. I mean, that's a lot to go through."
Melo's attitude and positivity can't have been helped by New York's demolition at the hands of the Toronto Raptors in front of their home crowd on Monday night. In fact, we know it wasn't.
"My mood? Yeah, I need to go home and just relax, decompress a little bit," a clearly frustrated Melo apparently said.
The Knicks have lost 12 of their last 14 games, during which another head coach was fired, with Derek Fisher being let go. NYK sit 13th in the East and look far from a playoff team. Only time will tell if they can improve before Melo finally says enough is enough.