The Golden State Warriors and guard Stephen Curry have agreed to terms on a four year, $44 million contract extension.
The deal, which calls for an $11 million annual salary, starts next season, the Contra Costa Times reported Wednesday.
Ankle problems have slowed Curry, a first-round draft pick in 2009. He has averaged 17.5 points per game in his three-year NBA career and shot 44.1 percent from 3-point range.
Curry tweeted his appreciation Wednesday, "Thanks to Joe Lacob & the Warriors; hopefully I can say that for the next 4 yrs. agreed on extension."
The Warriors faced a midnight Wednesday deadline to reach an agreement or Curry would have become a restricted free agent in July.
--- New Orleans guard Eric Gordon will be sidelined indefinitely with an injured right knee, Hornets coach Monty Williams said Wednesday.
Gordon had just begun practicing full speed with the Hornets on Sunday and had told The Times-Picayune on Tuesday there was still pain the knee, which underwent an arthroscopic cleanout on Feb. 14. He was limited to nine games last season.
"He's going to be out," Williams said. "The way I understand it, he's going to be out indefinitely until we get some more clarity on what's going on so I don't have to answer these questions every day and give you guys the update. We'll just go from there."
Gordon was not immediately made available for comment Wednesday, the Times-Picayune reported.
He was a restricted free agent after last season and the Hornets matched a four-year, $58 million offer from the Phoenix Suns to keep him in New Orleans.
"It's more than a blow," Williams told The Times-Picayune. "It is what it is. At the same time, you guys have been with me here through my coaching tenure and it's always been like this. I'm well-prepared for these kinds of experiences."
Austin Rivers, a rookie from Duke and the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, is expected to start in Gordon's place Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs.
---The devastation from Hurricane Sandy that wreaked havoc in the New York City area has forced postponement of the Knicks-Brooklyn Nets regular-season opener Thursday in the new $1 billion Barclays Center.
The NBA has not yet determined a makeup date for the game.
"Mayor Bloomberg informed us this afternoon that after further analysis of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy that he felt it was in the best interests of the city of New York, the teams and our fans that we postpone the Knicks-Nets game scheduled for Thursday night," NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with all those affected by this devastating storm."
The NBA had said Tuesday that the game would be played Thursday. But New York mayor Michael Bloomberg recommended Wednesday that the game be postponed.
"It's a great stadium, it would have been a great game, but the bottom line is there is not a lot of mass transit," Bloomberg said. "Our police have plenty of other things to do.
"I know lots of fans are going to be disappointed and the players are disappointed. You should know the players wanted to play this. But I did talk to the NBA and recommended, asked them to cancel the game. It's all up to me."
The Barclays Center didn't suffer structural damage from the storm. The Nets practiced there Wednesday because their training center in East Rutherford, N.J., was flooded and without power.
The Nets' next scheduled game is Saturday night in the Barclays Center against the Toronto Raptors. With subways out of commission, Bloomberg said he will work with the city to provide extra bus service for that game.
"We're definitely disappointed, but we realize the seriousness of the situation," Nets point guard Deron Williams told ESPN. "A lot of people have lost homes and lost loved ones, so in the grand scheme of things, it's really not that important."
The Knicks'next game will go on as scheduled Friday night against the Miami Heat in Madison Square Garden, Knicks management said.
---The Houston Rockets reached deep into their pockets and agreed to terms Wednesday with newly acquired guard James Harden ona five-year, $80 million contract extension.
Harden, the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year last season, was traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday with Cole Aldrich, Daequan Cook and Lazar Hayward for Kevin Martin, 2012 first-round pick Jeremy Lamb and several draft picks.
According to reports, the Thunder sought to trade Harden, 23, after last season's run to the NBA Finals when a contract agreement couldn't be reached. He was eligible for a maximum four-year, $60 million deal with Oklahoma City, but sources told CBSSports.com that the Thunder offered about $55 million.