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Isaiah Briscoe waived by the Orlando Magic

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Former Kentucky point guard Isaiah Briscoe will be looking for a new home next season.

After playing 39 games with the Orlando Magic this season, the franchise decided to waive him this morning in order to make room for free agent guard Michael Carter-Williams.

Briscoe, who signed with the Magic on July 6, 2018, averaged 3.5 points, 2.2 assists, and 1.9 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game this season.

Here was the official press release:

Back in March, Briscoe underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a small meniscus tear in his right knee.

“I kind of figured something was going on with me, but I didn’t actually know because it actually started to get better,’’ Briscoe said at the time of the injury, via “It’s more about the flexibility rather than the pain, but if I can barely move it and it’s stiff then I just can’t go. Obviously, from the MRI … (there’s damage in the knee).”

The Magic are currently listed as the eight-seed in the East with three games left in the season. With Briscoe unlikely to return in time for the first round of the playoffs starting on April 13, the team wanted to use his roster spot for another guard off the bench.

Best of luck to Briscoe in his return from injury and finding the right fit for next season.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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3 Comments for Isaiah Briscoe waived by the Orlando Magic

  1. chardun20
    11:43 am April 4, 2019 Permalink

    I’m really rooting for Briscoe, I hope it works out for him.

  2. RobAdob
    12:26 pm April 4, 2019 Permalink

    I’m a magic fan. The magic only waived him to make room for an able body (Jerian Grant and MCW) in the playoffs and plan to resign him next year.

    • JaxWildcat
      2:38 pm April 4, 2019 Permalink

      Hope so. I like having a KY guy on the Magic roster.