Chris Paul Expects To Remain With Rockets, Publicly Denies Requesting Trade

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA- APRIL 03 Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets looks on during the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA- APRIL 03 Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets looks on during the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center

Paul's comments refer to an article published on June 18 by Yahoo Sports' Vincent Goodwill that stated that Paul wants to be traded from the Rockets because his relationship with former league MVP James Harden has been deemed "unsalvageable". "I never demanded a trade".

On Sunday while speaking with reporters at his Go hoop Day, Paul quickly shut down the rumors. "I'm happy about that", he told the Houston Chronicle. I'm very happy about that.

Chris Paul: "I'll be in Houston ..."

Last month ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Morey was committed to upgrading the Rockets roster and with the Western Conference wide open next season, the Rockets may see 2019/20 as their best chance to advance to the NBA Finals.

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With Golden State laid low by injuries (and maybe a defection), Houston should be the team stepping to the front of the line saying "it's our turn" in the West. Paul touched upon the subject of coming up just short of the ultimate goal of winning a championship the past two seasons playing for the Rockets. I'm good", he added."There's only one team that wins at the end of the year, you know what I mean?. "It's always about winning games".

Paul was the second-highest paid player in the National Basketball Association at a cap figure of $35.6 million.

Paul has three more years left on his current contract and is owed $38.5 million, $41.3 million and $44.2 million, respectively.

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