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Chris Paul Makes Declaration About His Future In Houston

A closeup of Chris Paul during a Houston Rockets game.

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 on April 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets star point guard Chris Paul has shot down speculation about his future with the Western Conference contenders.

Paul, who was rumored to have demanded a trade out of Houston due to his disintegrating relationship with James Harden, says that didn't happen.

The 34-year-old point guard declared tonight that he'll be in Houston.

"I'll be in Houston ... I'm happy about that," he told the Houston Chronicle.

Yahoo! Sports reported earlier this month that Paul no longer wanted to play for the Rockets and that his relationship with Harden had soured.

Paul didn't directly address his relationship with Harden, but said the main goal for everyone remains the same.

“There’s only team that wins at the end of the year, you know what I mean?” Paul said. “Since I went to Houston, from Day 1, it’s been about winning games. It’s always about winning games.”

The Rockets, with Harden and Paul, should once again be considered among the favorites in the Western Conference.