Rockets GM Morey denies friction exists between Harden, Paul

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey denied a report centered on James Harden and Chris Paul.

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey denied a report that suggested there’s a conflict between starting guards Chris Paul and James Harden, as relayed by Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

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.

Morey also denied multiple reports that the Rockets are trying to trade Paul, per Feigen.

“Morey gave an example: Said he had Harden and Paul on face time with him as they discussed 50 free agents together,” Feigen reported. “Said he has spoken to both players quite a few times since the season with no indications either has changed their stance.”

Paul, 34, still has three years and around $124 million remaining on his contract — a massive deal that would make trading him difficult.

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