Chris Paul said he hasn’t already promised his future to the Los Angeles Clippers.

“I haven’t decided what I’m going to do next season,” Paul, a former Wake Forest star, said recently. “And, no, I haven’t told anyone what I am going to do.”

That was more in response to Internet reports he’s already committed to re-signing with the Clippers, and implying he can make de facto player-personnel decisions for that franchise, than implying he’s unhappy in Los Angeles.

Paul, an unrestricted free agent in July, has no reason to publicly dismiss other options in February. But is there any reason to think he wouldn’t be happy as a Clipper? At 40-18, they lead the Pacific Division by six games.

He’s playing with another star in Blake Griffin and one of the deepest benches in the NBA. Going to L.A. has helped him draw national commercials.

So it seems far-fetched that Paul, who plays against the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night at the Staples Center, would bolt the Clippers for a North Carolina homecoming with the Bobcats.