Magic backup point guard Briscoe suffers small meniscus tear

Isaiah Briscoe of the Magic has suffered a slight meniscus tear in his right knee.

Orlando Magic backup point guard Isaiah Briscoe suffered a small meniscus tear in his right knee, the team announced Friday.

Briscoe had moved ahead of Jerian Grant as the Magic’s backup point man behind starter D.J. Augustin.

The 22-year-old rookie is averaging 3.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 14.3 minutes in 39 games off the bench this season for Orlando, shooting 39.9 percent from the field, 32.4 percent from beyond the 3-point line and 57.7 percent from the free-throw line.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Briscoe went undrafted out of the University of Kentucky and was in training camp with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2017.

He signed a three-year, minimum-salary deal with Orlando last summer, a deal which became fully guaranteed for this season Jan. 7. Briscoe’s pact for the next two seasons is not guaranteed.