The New York Knicks might be forced to make some moves before the upcoming trade deadline, but one many didn’t see coming was that of their first acquisition of the summer, Julius Randle.

The franchise is reportedly “open” to trading Randle, according to Steve Popper of Newsday, despite having his contract guaranteed for next season.

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The 6-foot-8 forward signed a three-year, $62.1 million deal in free agency shortly after the Knicks missed out on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

He would be the first of four power forwards signed this summer, along with Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson, and leading scorer Marcus Morris, who is also heavily involved in trade rumors.

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