NBA rumors: Latest news on injuries, contracts, more
By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
As the NBA season rolls on, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook continues to own headlines. The MVP front-runner recorded his fourth straight triple-double in OKC's 126–115 overtime win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.
In other news, the game between the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed due to condensation on the court.
Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.
• Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry won't rule out signing with the Charlotte Hornets this off-season, reports Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer. Curry is a Charlotte native and his father, Dell, played for and currently works as a broadcaster for the team.
• Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is expected to demand a full five-year max contract as a free agent this off-season, reports ESPN's Zach Low.
• The Brooklyn Nets are expected to sign restricted free agent Donatas Motiejunas to an offer sheet, reports ESPN's Marc Stein. The deal is expected to happen Friday, and the Houston Rockets would have three days to match the offer.
• Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson could make his season debut this weekend, reports Keith Langlois of Pistons.com. Jackson has been sidelined since receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left knee on Oct. 10.
• Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban publicly called on the NBA to discipline referee Ken Mauer after he missed a blatant double-dribble call by Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic in their win over the Clippers on Tuesday, reports ESPN's Tim MacMahon.
• Former Baylor Bears forward and NBA prospect Isaiah Austin announced that he has been cleared to play basketball again. Austin was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome prior to the 2014 draft, which was supposed to end his NBA career.
• Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was named SI's Sportsperson of the Year after leading the Cavs to their first NBA title.