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Rockets GM Responds To Report Chris Paul Demanded Trade

A closeup of Chris Paul during a game.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20: Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets reacts to his basket in a 124-115 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The NBA offseason got off to a rollicking star after a report suggested Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul demanded a trade from the team after his relationship with Rockets star James Harden became "unsalvageable."

According to a report from Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports!, Paul and Harden didn't speak for two months during the regular season. The report went on to suggest Paul wanted out of Houston as a result.

Not long after the report broke, Paul responded on Instagram. The star point guard added, "Damn! That's news to me" to a post by Bleacher Report citing the report from Goodwill.

Now, the Rockets' general manager has weighed in.

GM Daryl Morey made it clear Paul isn't going anywhere.

"A thoroughly exasperated Daryl Morey said Chris Paul and his reps have never asked to trade him and he will be on Rockets next season," Rockets insider Jonathan Feigen reported.

Morey made it clear the team landed a second superstar in Paul and now plans to land a third, not lose a second.

Paul signed a massive contract before the 2018-19 season that will pay him $38.5 million, $41.3 million and $44.2 million over the next three seasons - making him virtually untradeable.

Stay tuned for the latest.