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Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire: First He's Staying ... Now He's Going ... Maybe

Amar’e Stoudemire doesn’t seem to know whether he is coming or going. Or, more accurately, staying or going.

Just days after the New York Knicks’ star forward said he was “going to stay here in the states” even if the NBA Lockout extended into the 2011-2012 season Stoudemire Wednesday sounded a different tune during on appearance on the Scott Van Pelt Show on ESPN Radio.

“It’s not a definite thing that I’m not going to sign overseas,” Stoudemire told Van Pelt.

Of course, Stoudemire’s original statement came via his Twitter account, which he probably typed without talking to his agent or anyone else involved in negotiations with the owners for a new collective bargaining agreement.

Whether he joins Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets, who has already signed a contract to play in Turkey, probably isn’t the point.

The idea is for NBA players teams are heavily invested in to keep the threat of playing overseas hanging over the heads of the owners.

Amar’e has now done that. Even if he waffled all over creation and made himself look silly doing it.