Magic’s Markelle Fultz, Jonathan Isaac available for restart opener

Markelle Fultz Orlando Magic
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Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford said he anticipates playing Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz in the team’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.

Both Fultz and Isaac will come off the bench in the first “seeding game”, as the Magic will start D.J. Augustin, Evan Fournier, James Ennis, Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic.

Clifford also said Fultz and Isaac are not ready to play “significant minutes”, but can play more than they did during the Magic’s last scrimmage, according to Josh Robbins of The Athletic.

Fultz and Isaac only played eight minutes and seven minutes, respectively, in that one scrimmage.

The Magic and Nets are fighting for the seventh and eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.