NBA 2020-21: Orlando Magic gives new deals to Former No. 1 draft pick Markelle Fultz & Jonathan Isaac

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NBA 2020-21: The Orlando Magic have given out two new deals to former No. 1 draft pick Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Fultz’ deal is said to be for 3 years, beginning in 2021 for $50 million. Whereas, Isaac’s contract will be a 4-years, $80 million extension.

Fultz earns $12.3MM this season. Philadelphia traded up in the 2017 draft to select Fultz, but he was limited to 33 games in a season-and-a-half with the Sixers, as he dealt with a painful shoulder injury and strived to recover the form that made him the top prospect in his class.

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After being traded with the Magic at the 2019 trade deadline, Fultz remained healthy for the team last season. He averaged 12.1 PPG, 5.1 APG, and 3.3 RPG on .465/.267/.730 shooting in 72 games (27.7 MPG).

Although, this is is a big number for Jonathan Isaac especially considering that he is going to miss 2020/21 rehabbing from a torn left ACL. The Magic certainly had to have a comfort level on where he is right now in his recovery and long term outlook.

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It was unlikely not to read something into the Magic’s choice to select Cole Anthony in the first round of the 2020 draft, but his and Fultz’s skillsets differed enough that they could share the court together for stretches.

Head coach Steve Clifford explained the fit after the draft, per The Athletic’s Josh Robbins and Sam Vecenie: It would give us two pick-and-roll players on the floor at one time. I could see that eventually as (Anthony) becomes more comfortable and they’re comfortable together. Look at the great success Toronto has playing (Fred) VanVleet and (Kyle) Lowry together. So I think that we can definitely do it. They’re big enough to do (it), and they’re both physical enough to guard bigger players.

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 • Dec. 11-19, 2020: Preseason games

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 • March 5-10, 2021: All-Star break

 • March 11 – May 16, 2021: Second Half of regular season

 • May 18-21, 2021: Play-In Tournament

 • May 22 – July 22, 2021: 2021 NBA Playoffs