Clippers waive Courtney Fortson

The Los Angeles Clippers today waived guard Courtney Fortson. He was signed by the Clippers on Jan. 16 and appeared in four games, averaging 4.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 11.2 minutes.

The 5-foot-11 guard scored a career-high 13 points on Jan. 17 vs. Utah.

Fortson was promoted from the D-League after Chris Paul injured his hamstring and then Paul returned the lineup Wednesday.


Clippers vs. Memphis game

With a little less than four minutes to go, the Clippers are leading 89-83 – in their powder blue, ABA-type uniforms.

Blake Griffin is working on a double-double so far – but with points and assists instead of his usual points/rebounds. He has 20 points and eight assists at the moment.

Mo Williams has 18 points off the bench for Los Angeles. Griffin leads the team with 20

By the way, the Clippers lead the league in Lob-type dunks – with 26.

Injury report for tonight’s game against Minnesota

Caron Butler is out for tonight’s game with a hyperextended knee. An MRI on his leg was negative and he will be listed as day-to-day.

He injured his knee in the Utah loss, but then played Wednesday night in the win over his old team, the Mavericks.

Ryan Gomes will start in place of Butler and Mo Williams will start again for Chris Paul, who is still out with a hamstring injury. Paul is tentatively scheduled to return on Sunday against Toronto.

HALFTIME: Clippers and Nets

The Clippers are up 53-40 at halftime at Staples against New Jersey.

Chris Paul and Mo Williams are out due to injury, but Blake Griffin, Chauncey Billups, DeAndre Jordan and Randy Foye (among others) are leading the team.

Griffin as 16 points, eight rebounds and two assists and is continuing to show his aggressiveness in the paint and on drives. He and Jordan, along with Reggie Evans, are dominating the boards over the Nets, with 27 boards to 15 for New Jersey.

Caron Butler is taking over the outside shooting role, with 17 points, to go with Griffin’s inside presence.

Reggie Evans has four tough rebounds in a sub role for the Clippers and newly-acquired 5-foot-11 guard Courtney Fortson has two assists. The combination of Trey Thompkins, Fortson, Evans and Gomes, along with Butler, played significant minutes together in the second quarter and held their own.