Asked about getting stabbed in back, Chris Paul says trade from Rockets




  • In Sports
  • 2019-11-13 01:15:36Z
  • By NBC Sports
 

Chris Paul has gotten traded three times in his career.

New Orleans sent him to the Clippers - but only after David Stern nixed a deal with the Lakers - in 2011. In 2017, Paul engineered a trade to the Rockets by opting in. Then, in an unprecedented star swap, Houston dealt Paul to the Thunder for Russell Westbrook last summer.

Paul recently discussed trades with comedian Kevin Hart.

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Paul:

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Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is an easy target right now. Many people around the NBA resent him tweeting support for Hong Kong protesters (who are trying to maintain and expand their freedoms) and costing the league significant revenue in China.

But, in this case, Morey brought it upon himself. He said in June he wouldn't trade Paul then did so, anyway.

Maybe that was to protect Paul's feelings if he stayed in Houston. In that case, Morey could tell Paul he believed in him all along. There'd be no way to know Morey was fibbing. Now that Paul is gone, Paul being upset is someone else's problem. It's a common tactic by executives.

Paul reportedly requested a trade from the Rockets, but he denied it. I don't necessarily believe Paul. There was plenty of evidence of tension between him and Harden. It'd be pretty conniving to request a trade then throw Morey under the bus for making the trade.

But Paul's denial of a trade request is on the record. So is Morey's declaration that he wouldn't trade Paul.

Morey must own that.

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