Hornets general manager Dell Demps laughed at Internet speculation there has been trade talks between the Hornets and Oklahoma City Thunder regarding point guards Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook.

“(Thunder GM) Sam Presti and I, our offices used to be right next to each other, so we still text each other all the time, and I can assure you that has not been a conversation we’ve had,” Demps said, cracking a smile as he spoke to reporters.

Presti and Demps worked together in the San Antonio Spurs’ front office for two years before Presti took the job with the Thunder in 2007.

Paul can opt out of his contract after next season.