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  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac, who sustained a serious left knee injury in January, said his knee is "feeling strong" and that he has been squatting increasingly more weight recently.

    Isaac also said recently that he's open to returning if and when the NBA season is resumed and as long as the Magic organization is on-board with it. He has been running on an anti-gravity treadmill and indicated that his knee feels "110 percent" after more than four months of rehab. Isaac is a huge part of the Magic's future and it remains to be seen whether or not they will take the risk.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac shared that his sprained left knee is feeling strong as he continues to rehab the 4-month old injury.

    Isaac's rehab has been going smoothly to date, and he also put his highest squat rack weight up since sustaining the injury. Moreover, Isaac appeared on an anti-gravity treadmill for the first time this week. Everything is still heading in the right direction, indicating that the playoffs are still a possibility if Isaac's rehab continues going well.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    If he is able to return to "110 percent" and everyone involved is on board with it, Jonathan Isaac (sprained left knee and bone bruise) would be ready to play for the Magic in the postseason.

    Isaac has been hurt for the past four months and has made steady progress in his recovery despite being forced to rehab from his home. Before going down Isaac was having a career year on the strength of 2.4 blocks, 1.6 steals and 0.9 3-pointers. His return would be a significant boost for the Magic, but would also weaken his sleeper appeal heading into draft day next season.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac has been continuing his rehab work from a severe knee sprain amid the NBA hiatus.

    Isaac has been out since early in the calendar year after suffering a left knee sprain and bone bruise. The NBA denied the Magic a Disabled Player Exception earlier in the year, as doctors believed that Isaac wouldn't be out until mid June. Isaac was a long shot to return by the playoffs, but the hiatus has given him a better chance to return and potentially be ready for the start of the playoffs. This is an interesting watch as we continue to wait for the NBA, and life in general, to resume as normal.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Per Josh Robbins of The Athletic, Jonathan Isaac (sprained left knee and bone bruise) is still "far off" from a return to the court.

    For his part, Robbins did not want to speculate much on Isaac's potential return date with all the uncertainty going on with the league, but he did note that the last time he saw Isaac he was sporting a bulky knee brace over his jeans on March 11th. There is still optimism that Isaac can return for the playoffs, and with an uncertain date in terms of resuming play, Isaac will have additional time to get right.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac (sprained left knee and bone bruise) did some on-court work, but the team will remain patient with his recovery.

    Isaac isn't expected to return this year, but crazier things have happened. We wouldn't stash him, but he is worth keeping an eye on in case he does manage to get back on the court at some point this year. His defensive upside is unparalleled.

    Source: MagicDaily

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac (sprained left knee and bone bruise) did some light shooting on Monday.

    There is still no timetable for his return. However, seeing Isaac on the court at all is a positive sign for the longer term.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Khem Birch
    C, Orlando Magic

    Khem Birch (back) will not play on Monday.

    Birch should get more opportunities with Jonathan Isaac injured, but he won't be available against the Hornets. Wes Iwundu will start that game.

    Source: Orlando Magic on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    The Magic have been denied a second disabled player exception for Jonathan Isaac by the NBA league office.

    It was worth a shot for the Magic to request a DPE for Isaac as his knee injury figured to sideline him indefinitely. Now they'll have to carry him on their roster for the rest of the season. Isaac's prospects of returning to the court this season remain unchanged and he's unlikely to play again in 2019-20. This procedural move simply prevents the Magic from signing depth.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Shams Charania is reporting that the Magic have applied for two Disabled Player Exceptions, which points to season-ending injuries for Jonathan Isaac and Al-Farouq Aminu.

    Isaac is not expected to undergo surgery and will be re-evaluated in two months, but it's clear that the team won't put any pressure on him to return. Aminu recently had a setback in his recovery from a torn meniscus and this procedural move will help Orlando fill out their bench. Neither Isaac nor Aminu should've been expected to deliver serious fantasy value again this year, and both are looking safe to cut loose in redraft leagues.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac is still likely to miss multiple months with his sprained left knee and bone bruise, but the good news is that he will be able to avoid surgery.

    This is relatively good news as Isaac’s knee will be treated with rest and rehab. The promising forward was in the middle of a breakout season but he is now a drop in redraft leagues as it’s unlikely he returns on time to help fantasy owners.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Amile Jefferson
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Amile Jefferson went through Tuesday's practice and conducted his usual post-practice shooting routine ahead of the contract guarantee deadline.

    The Magic have until this afternoon to guarantee Jefferson's contract for the year, and the full practice session would indicate that they plan on doing so before the deadline is up. Jefferson has seen himself enter the rotation following Jonathan Isaac's potential season-ending knee injury, but should remain on waiver wires until further notice.

    Source: Magic Daily on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN has reported that the MRI that was done on Jonathan Isaac's left knee revealed a severe sprain and bone contusion and the team will re-evaluate him in approximately two months.

    Wojnarowski also reported that the silver lining of Isaac's injury is that he avoided any structural damage to ACL, MCL or PCL ligaments. Isaac was on pace to finish the year somewhere between a second round and fourth round value. He does still have a chance to return this season but that opportunity won't come until the end of the season. He can be placed on the IR spot if that is an option; otherwise it wouldn't be crazy to drop him in redraft leagues. The names to watch on the Magic that may be on the waiver wire are Terrence Ross, Khem Birch, Amile Jefferson and Mo Bamba. Ross is the only player that has been fantasy relevant in standard leagues in past seasons.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac has been ruled out for the remainder of Wednesday's contest vs. the Wizards after suffering a hyperextended left knee in the first quarter and he will be re-evaluated on Thursday.

    Isaac was stretchered off the court after getting tangled up with Bradley Beal. It would be tragic to see the Magic's budding star miss an extended period of time as he is currently having his best season to date. Continue to monitor this situation as we will learn more Thursday after he is re-evaluated.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac was stretchered off the court during Wednesday's game after getting his feet tangled up with Bradley Beal and it appears that he suffered a left knee injury.

    Isaac has had his best season to date and it would be a tragedy for the Magic to lose their young star for an extended period of time. The severity of the injury is unclear but it is concerning that he was forced to leave the game in the first quarter on a stretcher. Continue to monitor the situation as it develops.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter