Carmelo Anthony said Friday his "first priority" is to re-sign with the Knicks and "without a doubt" he would take less money if it helps give them flexibility to bring in other players.

Anthony also said he plans to speak to Knicks management after the season about who he wants to play with and the type of players he wants on the team. He said if it gets done, he'll have "a long future" with the Knicks.

This was the most expansive Anthony has been about his future plans since saying he will opt out of his contract this summer and become a free agent. There has been speculation that Anthony could leave the Knicks because of the season they are having.