Rockets Sign D-League Point Guard To 10-Day Contract

By TERRANCE HARRIS, SportsRadio 610
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) — The Rockets have at least filled one of their void by signing point guard Courtney Fortson of the D-League L.A. Defenders to a 10-day contract on Saturday.

Signing Fortson became necessary as it has become clear that veteran point guard Derek Fisher will not be joining the Rockets after being part of Thursday’s trade deal that sent Jordan Hill to the L.A. Lakers in exchange for Fisher and a first round draft pick.

That left the Rockets with only Goran Dragic as their only available point guard on the active roster. Starter Kyle Lowry is sidelined at least next two weeks with an illness and reserve Jonny Flynn was dealt to the Portland Trailblazers this week in the trade that brought Marcus Camby to the Rockets.

Fortson fixes a big problem but the Rockets still have a numbers problem as they begin a two-game road trip tonight against the Clippers followed by Sunday night at Phoenix. Shooting guard and leading scorer Kevin Martin is likely to miss his third straight game with a shoulder injury while Camby likely won’t make his Rockets debut because the Trailblazers are still waiting for Hasheem Thabeet and Flynn to report before the deal is complete.

Fortson, however, is expected to be able to play immediately and he might be able to provide a little insight since he has played four games for the Clippers this season.

The 5-foot-11 Fortson is averaging 17.0 points, 5.9 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.14 steals for the Defenders this season.

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