Two sources say Leon Rose never requested a trade of his client Chris Paul to the Knicks.
A report on Thursday said Paul would not sign an extension with the Hornets and that he is seeking a trade to New York.
“It is just rumors; you can’t control it,’’ Paul said on Thursday. “It’s always going to happen, and it’s part of the game. I’m just happy to be back with my team.’’
The Hornets still hope to sign Paul to a long-term extension, but have also listened to trade offers.