Carmelo Anthony 'at peace' with smaller role with Knicks

Just another in the long list of 'Phil Jackson doesn't want Carmelo Anthony on his team' news.

Carmelo Anthony knows his role is dwindling with the Knicks during the end of the regular season.

After scoring just nine points in 29 minutes with the team, the veteran said he is "at peace" with the organization's decision to allow younger players to get more court time.

"I see the writing on the wall. I see what it is," Anthony said after the game Wednesday, via ESPN.com. "I see what they're trying to do, and it's just me accepting that. That's what puts me at peace. Just knowing and understanding how things work. I'm at peace with that."

The Knicks lost to the Heat, 105-88, on Wednesday, and are pretty much eliminated from playoff contention. With only seven games left in the regular season, Anthony will likely be benched more so younger players can get experience.

"I don't think me going out there, trying to score 30 and 40 every night and playing that way, is going to help them out at this point," Anthony said. "I think it's more about getting that experience and letting them go out there and play through that right now. It's challenging, but I think it's for the greater good for everybody on this team."

It's the fourth season in a row the Knicks have missed the playoffs, which means they will likely have a top-10 draft pick this year.

Anthony's future with the team remains uncertain even in the offseason, despite his no-trade clause. The team could want to deal him to make room for younger players with a smaller salary, giving the team more cap space.

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