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April 23, 2019, 9:53 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac shot 1-for-7 from the floor for three points with six boards and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes on Tuesday.
Isaac has been awful over the past two games, totaling three points with just one cash-counter in Games 4 and 5. He was coming along very strong to end the season, but clearly the playoffs have taken things to another level. Isaac will still be fantasy relevant for his defense next season.
April 21, 2019, 10:07 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac was plagued by foul trouble in the early goings of Sunday's loss to the Raptors and never got into the flow of things, ending the night with zero points on 0-for-4 shooting, adding six rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes.
Despite Isaac's late-season development, he's shown that he can disappear once in a while with dismal performances like this one. While the Magic are now a long shot to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs, the team should be encouraged by the strides Isaac has made in his sophomore campaign following an injury-riddled rookie season.
April 19, 2019, 9:46 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac chipped in a solid performance on Friday night against the Raptors with 14 points, seven rebounds, two steals, two blocks and two made threes.
Isaac was a big part of how Orlando was able to keep the game close in the first half, but his struggles from the field (4-for-11) and three (2-for-7) kept him off the floor in the fourth quarter as the his team attempted a final comeback.
April 13, 2019, 7:50 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac (concussion) was able to put up 10 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and one 3-pointer in Saturday's upset win over the Raptors.
Despite Pascal Siakam putting up 24 points on his head, Isaac was able to hold his own tonight and made key contributions on the defensive end even if he didn't record any steals. The Magic would need every bit of Isaac in order to slow down the offensive firepower of the Raptors.
April 13, 2019, 4:17 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac (concussion) will be without a minutes restriction on Saturday.
Isaac cleared the concussion protocol on Thursday and will be vital to the Magic's success in the playoffs. He will likely be tasked with guarding Pascal Siakam, the likely Most Improved Player of the year. Isaac had the advantage in the matchup in the regular season and it will be a key matchup to watch in the playoffs.
Source: Eric Koreen on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 9:28 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac has cleared the NBA's concussion protocol and will play in Game 1 against the Raptors on Saturday.
It looks like Isaac will be ready to roll for Game 1, so that means Wesley Iwundu won't get the starter bump and the Magic might lose by 15 instead of 20.
Source: Joshua Robbins on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 2:01 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Steve Clifford did not provide an update on Jonathan Isaac's (concussion protocol) progress within the concussion protocol.
Isaac has until Saturday to get healthy enough for the playoffs. Wesley Iwundu would likely draw the start if Isaac can't go and will hope to do his best to minimize the blow. Check on Isaac's status as the playoffs get closer.
Source: Orlando Magic Daily
April 10, 2019, 11:38 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac was able to shake the health concerns that dogged him last season and played 75 games, but his sophomore season saw him post top-125/110 per-game value and top-105/90 total value (8/9-cat).
Isaac was expected to make a huge leap this year but it didn’t quite come together. Despite an increase in playing time from 19.9 to 26.6 mpg, Isaac’s blocks only moved from 1.1 to 1.3 and his steals actually fell from 1.2 to 0.8 per game. His points (5.4 to 9.6), rebounds (3.7 to 5.5), threes (0.6 to 1.1) and efficiency (from .379 to .429) all took solid jumps but Isaac’s money is made on defense and he couldn’t quite deliver the swipes. Isaac did manage to stay healthy after left foot and right ankle problems limited him to 27 games as a rookie, but the Magic ended up being surprisingly competitive and touches were funneled to more win-now types as the playoffs became a sensible goal. It looked like a repeat of last year after Isaac missed seven straight with a right ankle sprain in November, but luckily he played in every game thereafter up until missing the season finale with a concussion. If Isaac’s steal percentage doesn’t get cut in half this season, we’re looking at an easy top-100/80 player. Perhaps next year is the one where it all clicks into place.
April 9, 2019, 11:18 amJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol and will miss Wednesday’s season finale against the Hornets.
Isaac was hit in the jaw on Sunday and left the game early with what has now been deemed as a concussion. The Magic have secured their participation in the playoffs and Isaac will have to pass a series of tests before he gets cleared by the NBA.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
April 7, 2019, 9:37 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac (jaw) is doubtful to return after leaving the game between the Magic and the Celtics on Sunday night.
Isaac left Sunday's game against the Celtics having contributed six points, two 3s, one steal and one block. Expect Terrence Ross to finish out the game.
Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter
April 5, 2019, 10:22 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac responded nicely from Wednesday's 3-of-16 shooting performance, hitting 6-of-9 on Friday en route to 18 points with six rebounds, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers.
Isaac put up those numbers in just 23 minutes thanks to the blowout tonight, and he's settled into a nice middle-round groove over the second half of the season. It wasn't the breakout campaign we were hoping to see but he's managed to stay mostly healthy this year and we're excited to see what a strong finish can do for him heading into next season.
April 3, 2019, 10:14 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac scored six points on 3-of-16 shooting while grabbing nine rebounds and swatting two shots on Wednesday.
The shooting line was abysmal, but it's good to see Isaac looking to score the ball more often. His rebounding numbers have increased in each month since November and he's been consistent on the defensive end, tallying a steal or a block in every game dating back to March 14th.
April 1, 2019, 10:36 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac had three steals and three blocks to supplement eight points, four rebounds, two assists and two threes in 30 minutes on Monday against the Raptors.
The eight cash-counters are the fantasy gold we know Isaac is capable of. He had looked like he was ready to break out a few months ago, but he didn't keep up that early-round value. Isaac will be a hot commodity in next season's drafts once again based on his upside.
March 30, 2019, 10:27 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac delivered 14 points, eight rebounds, three 3-pointers and a steal in 26 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday night.
Isaac got off to a very slow start this year but has quietly put together a nice second half. He's sitting with top-110/100 value in 8/9-cat leagues over the last two weeks and should be rostered in just about all formats. Isaac has hit 12 threes over his last five games and has a steal in each of those games as well, so despite no blocks tonight it's safe to say he's still delivering for fantasy owners.