Chris Paul publicly denied requesting a trade from the Houston Rockets this offseason.

“I never asked for a trade,” Paul said. “I never demanded a trade.”

Paul's comments came at a Go Hoop Day celebration in Southern California.

“I’ll be in Houston,” Paul said. “I’m happy about that. I’m very happy about that. I’m good.”

Yahoo! Sports previously reported Paul requested a trade from the Rockets due to issues playing with James Harden.

Paul said the issues are typical of any team that ends their season with a loss.

“There’s only team that wins at the end of the year, you know what I mean?” Paul said. “Since I went to Houston, from day one, it’s been about winning games. It’s always about winning games.”