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  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac had successful surgery on Friday to repair a torn left ACL and meniscus.

    The meniscus tear was not initially reported and although these usually require a 4-to-6 week recovery, the ACL tear is the big one and may force him to miss the entirety of next season. At 22 years old, he finished the season with cash-counting stat averages of 2.3 blocks, 1.6 steals and 0.9 triples. We wish him a speedy recovery.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Jonathan Isaac has indeed suffered a torn ACL in his left knee.

    This was the fear when Isaac went down with a non-contact injury on Sunday, and an MRI has confirmed the terrible news. He'll be out for the rest of the season, obviously, and is unlikely to be ready for next season given the NBA's upcoming condensed schedule. It's possible he misses the entirety of next year if the Magic want to take it slow with a player who has now suffered two devastating left knee injuries. Isaac missed the final 31 games of the regular season after suffering a severe sprain and bone bruise in January and only made it back to the court this year because of the league's hiatus. In the meantime, Orlando will turn to James Ennis and Wesley Iwundu at the small forward spot.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Jonathan Isaac will undergo an MRI on his left knee.

    Isaac finished Sunday's game with four points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals over 15 minutes. It's best to wait for the results, but it is presumably not going to be positive news. Isaac had to depart in a wheelchair and was emotional following the non-contact injury that occurred as he was jump stopping his way towards the basket. While it appeared Isaac was swiftly returning to the breakout form we saw earlier this season, the Magic could now be in for another long period without Jonathan Isaac. While Aaron Gordon's role could increase in the long term, for the near future the Magic will likely keep James Ennis III and Khem Birch as staples in the rotation.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Marc J. Spears is reporting that the Magic fear Jonathan Isaac suffered a torn ACL after exiting Sunday's game vs. the Kings with a non-contact knee injury.

    Video of the injury did not look good at all, and Isaac wound up departing on a wheelchair and not returning for the rest of the fourth quarter. It would be a terrible path for Isaac to go down after making a strong recovery from a left knee injury that was supposed to keep him out for the rest of the season. We'll report further news as it arrives.

    Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac appeared to suffer a non-contact knee injury on Sunday vs. the Kings, resulting in him exiting in a wheelchair.

    This could be a devastating blow to Isaac's comeback just as he was turning the corner into the early-round asset he was for the first half of the season. Stay tuned for further updates, but we can only hope rest helps the knee recover. The incident did not look good, but it is best to wait and see what the tests to come reveal. Isaac is presumably done for the rest of this game.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Steve Clifford expects that Jonathan Isaac will play about as much on Sunday as he did in Friday's contest; 16 minutes.

    In other words, Isaac's still on a minutes limit, and it hasn't increased yet. He managed 16 points, six boards, two triples and a steal on Friday so it won't prevent him from putting up numbers, though it does make him a risky fantasy play.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonthan Isaac (left knee) had a successful return on Friday vs. the Nets, totaling 16 points (6-of-7 FG), six rebounds, two treys and one steal over 16 minutes of action.

    The Magic are proceeding with caution when it comes to Isaac, and that reality is going to limit his ability to deliver the early-round value we saw before he succumbed to a left knee injury mid-season. He has looked great throughout the bubble period though, and he is bound to cash in on mid-round value once his minutes are hovering in the 20s. Let's see how he is feeling tomorrow.

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac (left knee) is on track to play in Friday's re-opener vs. the Nets.

    Issac only played seven minutes in the Magic's last scrimmage game but looked excellent in the small sample size. Steve Clifford told the media that Issac is not ready to play "significant minutes" but that he would play more than he did in the scrimmage. Don't expect the minister of defense to play more than 20 minutes in his first game back and it is likely that he sees minutes in the teens. It is great news to see one of the fantasy darlings of the season return for the eight game resumption season.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Steve Clifford said, "I feel like [Isaac]'s going to be able to play as of right now" when asked about Jonathan Isaac's status for Friday's game.

    Clifford continued to say that the key factor for Isaac is how he feels tomorrow. Isaac dazzled in the scrimmage on Monday, scoring 13 points with seven rebounds, two steals and two threes in only seven minutes. Isaac is a defensive beast in both real life and in fantasy. He averaged 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals this season, posting top-20/35 per game value in 9/8-cat leagues. His fantasy stock is already on the rise, and if he shows some offensive upside during the Orlando restart he will be a popular target in the early rounds of drafts next season. His fantasy game is great and he has second-round upside with a high floor. Be cautious of over-drafting him next season if the hype is too large.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac (left knee) played just seven minutes during Monday's scrimmage but ended with 13 points, seven rebounds, one assist and two steals.

    This was Isaac's first scrimmage, and indeed his first game action since New Year's Day due to a left knee issue. He sank two triples and hit five of his six attempts from the field. Needless to say, the Magic would greatly benefit if Isaac can play even limited minutes going forward. In 32 regular season games, Isaac averaged 12.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals.

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac (left knee) will be available to play in Monday's scrimmage game, per Josh Robbins of The Athletic.

    This is huge news for the Magic, who get their defensive stud back in action before the seeding games start. It's expected that Isaac, who is recovering from a sprained left knee and bone bruise, will have his minutes limited as the Magic prioritize his long-term health. He's been out for over seven months so some rust is expected, but Isaac was putting together an early-round fantasy season before getting hurt. Feel free to get him back onto draft boards in resumption leagues.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Steve Clifford left the door open for both Jonathan Isaac (left knee) and Markelle Fultz to play in Monday's scrimmage.

    Clifford said that no decision had been made as to their playing statuses, and that he'll consult with Orlando's high performance team to figure that out. Isaac has been increasing his activity levels of late, including going through a full practice on Friday. His return would be a massive lift to the Magic and his defensive prowess would make him a hot commodity in resumption league drafts. If he can play tomorrow, it would rocket him up draft boards. Fultz's absence appears to be a matter of conditioning, as he was late to arrive in the bubble for personal reasons. He should be ready to go when the regular season resumes.

    Source: Roy Parry on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Head coach Steve Clifford shared that Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz both fully practiced on Friday.

    Isaac and Fultz both took part in 5-on-5 action for the Magic, but neither will be appearing in Saturday's scrimmage against the Lakers. It's still unclear if Isaac will play in the games to come, but Fultz is clearly heading in that direction. Isaac is still fighting against the odds, while his knee continues to look strong, the team has been reluctant to let him loose this season, no matter how long COVID-19 is delaying the timeline.

    Source: Joshua Robbins on Twitter

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac are both out for the Magic's scrimmage on Wednesday, according to head coach Steve Clifford.

    Both Fultz and Isaac have proven to be brittle thus far in their short NBA careers. Isaac, in particular, will be eased back into action as the Magic view him as a franchise cornerstone. Fultz contracted COVID-19 and will need to clear protocol before rejoining his teammates. Isaac seems highly unlikely to participate in anything other than practices before the 2020-21 season but he has not officially been ruled out by Magic brass.

    Source: Orlando Magic Daily

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac (left knee) has begun doing some 5-on-5 work at the Magic's practices.

    It was expected that Isaac would sit out the Orlando restart, though his activity levels are increasing and the organization has refused to fully rule him out. He's been rehabbing diligently and if you took him off your draft boards, it might be time to put the defensive phenom back on. The Magic may still err on the side of caution with their young stud, but we should get a better sense of where things are at when the Magic begin their scrimmage games.

    Source: The Athletic