June 26, 2012 12:00 AM
" The Knicks haven't played a game in almost two months and they don't pick until late in the second half of Thursday night's draft, but that isn't stopping them from generating news.
There's been bad news, namely Amar'e Stoudemire's decision to tweet a homophobic slur to one of his followers. Amar'e has apologized -- it will still cost him a $50,000 fine from the NBA -- but it's another bit of bad news for a player who hasn't made any other kind in a long time unless you include his recent engagement that was also fodder for Stoudemire's Twitter account.
There's been good news about Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak's future, even if it is tempered with a little uncertainty about the NBA's appeal of last week's decision to grant Early Bird Rights to both players. The Knicks probably won't know the outcome of the appeal before the start of free agency, which means they may be flying blind while the rest of the league signs up players.
There's been news about J.R "
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