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Amid recent speculation surrounding the Knicks’ reported interest in securing reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid, New York’s All-Star center Julius Randle nonchalantly addressed the persistent trade rumors.

Regarding the ongoing buzz, Randle downplayed the talks. “We’ve been in every one since I’ve been here, good or bad. It’s always a rumor,” he said, via Steve Popper.

Despite the persistent speculation, the Knicks and Randle remain focused on their current objectives and the upcoming season.