Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said Monday that he looks at any tension between Chris Paul and James Harden as a good thing because it means both stars want to win.
Morey, speaking in an interview with ESPN Radio’s Golic & Wingo, also said Paul has not asked to be traded by the team.
Now it seems there’s another report suggesting otherwise.
Via Yahoo Sports:
The delicate relationship between Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Chris Paul has been termed “unsalvageable” and the star players want a divorce, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Paul went to Rockets management and demanded a trade, and Harden issued a “him or me” edict following the Rockets’ second-round loss to the Golden State Warriors, sources said.
The backcourt mates went nearly two months without speaking to each other during the season, sources said, creating a tenuous environment for teammates and everyone involved with the franchise.
Harden hasn’t returned Paul’s repeated attempts at communicating this offseason, sources said, after a year in which the pair repeatedly got under each other’s skin with petty acts in practices and games.
Morey said the Rockets will be aggressive this offseason to solidify their status as favorites, in his opinion, to win the Western Conference.
But first he’s going to have mend fences.
The Rockets have taken over the Lakers for the new hot dumpster fire team.
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