Published: Sat, June 22, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Chris Paul denies his relationship with James Harden is 'unsalvageable'

Chris Paul denies his relationship with James Harden is 'unsalvageable'

They were one win away from making the 2018 NBA Finals and ran into the Golden State Warriors for the second consecutive year in the playoffs in May.

Now The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor has reported that the Rockets offered Paul to the New York Knicks in a trade offer, which the Knicks rebuffed.

Goodwill reported that the future Hall of Fame point guard is demanding a trade out of Houston and that his backcourt counterpart and National Basketball Association leading scorer is sharing the same sentiment as Goodwill alleges a deep grudge between CP3and Harden.

Asked if Paul or his representatives had asked that he be traded, Morey said, "No".

The report from Yahoo Sports cited sources that claimed the Paul-Harden relationship had soured to the point where it was "unsalvageable", and that Paul had requested a trade. He added, "That leads to a lot of competitive fire".

"We're all frustrated we're not there".

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Paul has been known to clash with teammates during his career, most notably with the Los Angeles Clippers before being traded to Houston in the summer of 2017. "That's news to me".

Morey has been shopping Paul and others in an attempt to revamp the roster, but Paul's contract, which calls for him to earn $38.5 million, $41.3 million and $44.2 million the next three seasons, is hard for other teams to swallow.

"No surprise to see Harden wanting Paul out now".

It's not clear what Chris Paul's future in the National Basketball Association will look like, or where he will be playing, but one thing appears to be certain: Houston, you have a problem. Flip the page to check out Rivers' thoughts on the rumors CP3-Harden rumors.

Morey may have been "frustrated" by his team's postseason exit, but he told the Chronicle that he was "very frustrated right now" about the steady drip of stories alleging turmoil among in Houston.

Morey told Feigen that he knows Paul is coming back, per conversations they've had.

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