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Rumors: Trouble Brewing Between Chris Paul & Rockets?

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According to Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill, Rockets point guard Chris Paul’s relationship with James Harden is damaged beyond repair.

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From the outside looking in, the Rockets are enduring a rocky start to their offseason. According to Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill, the relationship between Chris Paul and James Harden has reached rock bottom.

On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports revealed that the two guards are in the middle of feud. The bad blood between Paul and Harden apparently ended with a trade request.

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.

In the aftermath of Yahoo Sports’ story, Rockets GM Daryl Morey denied that a request of that nature took place (via Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen).

You can read Goodwill’s full story on the situation at Yahoo Sports.