Rockets To Retain Courtney Fortson

The Rockets have been active on the trade market in recent days and figure to make more moves before the week is out, but they're not quite jettisoning all their players. Mark Berman of FOX 26 Houston tweets that the Rockets have decided to bring back Courtney Fortson for next season, according to agent Charles Briscoe. Fortson is on a non-guaranteed minimum-salary contract for 2012/13.

Fortson signed a rest-of-season deal with the Rockets in late March, following a 10-day contract with the club. While Fortson spent a good chunk of that time with Houston's D-League affiliate in Rio Grande, the Rockets apparently saw enough to decide to retain the 24-year-old for another year.

Fortson would be the eighth Rockets player with a fully guaranteed contract for 2012/13. As our list of non-guaranteed deals shows, he was one of five players for Houston whose deal was partially guaranteed or non-guaranteed.


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