Isaiah Briscoe has found his NBA home for the time being by signing a contract with the Orlando Magic at the beginning of July. Here’s a look at the contract details.
That deal is for four years, $6 million. He’ll get a guaranteed total of $500,000. His base salary will be $838,464 this year, which is the lowest on the roster at this point, and makes up less than 1 percent of the team’s cap, according to Spotrac.
Briscoe will have a salary increase each year of his deal. The 2019-20 season will bump him over the $1 million mark, as he’ll make $1.4 million. In the 2020-21 season he’ll earn $1.7 million, and in the 2021-22 season he’ll jump over the $2 million mark, making a cool $2.1 million.
This offers Briscoe two things he didn’t have before: stability and longevity. The four-year deal is longer and worth a whole lot more than his original NBA deal with the Portland Trailblazers, which he signed as an undrafted free agent.
That deal was for one year and worth $815,615. Briscoe didn’t play a single game with Portland and wound up playing overseas and winning a championship in Estonia last year.
Briscoe is just 22 years old, and will be an unrestricted free agent in 2022 at the age of 26. His road to a long-term contract has been unconventional, but he’s still got plenty of time to build the NBA fortune that many former Kentucky Wildcats have also built.