Paul to re-sign with Rockets through 2022

After making the plunge to acquire Chris Paul a year ago, the Houston Rockets weren’t about to let him go.
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ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen report that Houston and Paul have agreed to a four-year deal worth $160 million that will keep him with the team that came within one game of Jeremy Roenick Jersey the 2018 NBA Finals. Here’s more from Feigen on the deal:

Manny Machado insists he’s a shortstop. But if he gets traded by the Orioles Authentic Reuben Foster Jersey to the Yankees before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline — one of the many rumors out there — New York could ask him to play 3B next to Didi Gregorius. So where does that leave Yankees 3B Miguel Andujar? Those are things I have no control over, Andujar said through an interpreter. I don’t pay attention to that stuff. Neither does Boone, who said, When you’re in a pennant chase, there’s going to be stories that are real, fake, everything.

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (14-2, 2.12 ERA) seeks to add to his major league-leading win total Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series in Cleveland.

Orioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (4-6, 4.11) starts against Philadelphia on Thursday night at Camden Yards in the makeup game of a May 15 rainout.

However, to invested fantasy managers, there’s not a lot to complain about. Even with an unremarkable 5-4 record in 2018, deGrom currently ranks No. 9 overall among starting pitchers, both on the ESPN Player Rater and in ESPN points league standard scoring. He’s currently rostered in 99.4 percent of all leagues, and even with run support of just 3.79 from his team, it’s obvious to one and all that he’s more than getting the job done.

But in terms of pitchers who are not nearly as dominant, that darn win-loss record — especially one that has been augmented by a strong lineup propping up an otherwise not-so-impressive season — can be the cause of a completely unwarranted perception shift.

Putting aside the fact that Wacha is out until after the All-Star break with a strained left oblique, with a few more runs coming his way and thus a winning record on the year, Lopez would actually be edging out Wacha in ESPN points. He also would sail past Wacha on the Player Rater, 2.87-2.68, if the Cardinals pitcher hadn’t been nearly as fortunate with his team’s bats.