Carmelo Anthony can become a free agent next offseason, but he gave a strong indication that his plan is to re-sign with the New York Knicks.

"I'm not going nowhere," Anthony said during an interview Tuesday with Bloomberg Television's "Market Markers."

"That is one of the reasons why I wanted to come here to New York, just so I could take on those pressures and those challenges. A lot of people do not like to deal with the pressure. A lot of people do not know how to deal with the challenges they face. To me, it is everyday life.''

Anthony remains hungry to lead the Knicks to their first championship since 1973. He has consistently stated he expects the Knicks to be better than last year's team, which lost to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals.