Chris Paul: ‘I Never Demanded a Trade’

by June 24, 2019
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Chris Paul says he “never asked for a trade, out of Houston.

Paul, 34, continues to insist that’s perfectly content as a member of the Rockets, this despite multiple published reports alleging otherwise.

CP3 and All-Star teammate James Harden are said to be at odds, but the front-office has also loudly pushed back against those rumors.

Per The Houston Chronicle:

β€œI never asked for a trade,” Paul said. β€œI never demanded a trade.”

By then, the day’s celebration of basketball might have made it difficult to get too worked up over the offseason rumor mill. Paul was much more effusive about that [Go Hoop Day] cause, but he briefly addressed speculation that he wants to leave the Rockets and that there is a rift with star backcourt mate James Harden.

β€œI’ll be in Houston,” Paul said. β€œI’m happy about that. I’m very happy about that. I’m good.”

With that in mind, it was easy to dismiss rumors as unable to distress him.

β€œIt’s cool,” Paul said. β€œI’m good.”

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