Carmelo isn't denying that he'd love to play with Chris Paul, but he is dismissing the recent "Melo for Blake" trade rumors as silly, and stupid.
“Everybody always say they want to play with this guy or play with that guy. Me and Chris have been rumored to play together since he came in the NBA. There’s always trade rumors to try and get us together. It never happened. … It was stupid and silly.”
Of course he's going to dismiss these rumors, but when it keeps getting brought up time and again, you'd be stupid to not consider it a possibility. Especially when Melo already announced he is looking forward to testing free agency this summer. Once you start floating the idea that you could be leaving town don't be surprised when "rumors" surface that you have a few desired destinations.