January 9, 2020, 7:51 pmJonathan IsaacPF, 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
January 8, 2020, 11:30 amJonathan IsaacPF, 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
January 7, 2020, 12:30 pmAmile JeffersonPF, 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
January 2, 2020, 5:57 pmJonathan IsaacPF, 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
January 1, 2020, 6:54 pmJonathan IsaacPF, 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
January 1, 2020, 6:24 pmJonathan IsaacPF, 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
December 29, 2019, 12:50 amJonathan IsaacPF, Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac brought the goods on Saturday night, posting 19 points, nine rebounds, a block, a 3-pointer and an absurd seven steals.
Isaac also went 8-for-13 from the line. He's really come into his own this season and is a legitimate early-round stud. The defensive stats are a road paved in gold and Isaac strolls down that path each and every night. The fantasy community was a year early on his breakout, but it's here now and Isaac has been spectacular.
December 27, 2019, 9:46 pmJonathan IsaacPF, Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac was limited to scoring just four points (2-of-7 shooting) on Thursday night, but chipped in elsewhere as he recorded six rebounds, a steal and three blocks.
This was a disappointing line by Isaac's 2019-20 standards. He was a team-worst minus-4 in the +/- column, a rough picture painted on how out of it he was in this game. Still, Isaac has established himself as a multi-cat beast and is worth fielding buy-low offers for after tonight's performance.
December 23, 2019, 9:51 pmJonathan IsaacPF, Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac had another explosive game in Monday's 103-95 win over the Bulls with 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks.
Isaac is doing a ton of damage and he's not even shooting the ball. He missed his lone 3-point attempt and went 5-for-8 from the field but his ability to rack up defensive stats in bunches has him at a top-20 value with room to jump some spots higher.
December 21, 2019, 12:39 amJonathan IsaacPF, Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac finished Friday's loss to the Blazers with 30 minutes adding 10 points (3-for-9 shooting), four rebounds, four steals, two blocks and a triple.
Ideally you'd like to see Isaac score a bit more, but the defensive stats were worth the price of admission here and create a pretty safe floor for Isaac's value each night. It is just good to see Isaac back on the floor after the injury scare last time out. Keep him in all your lineups.
December 19, 2019, 6:16 pmJonathan IsaacPF, Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac is not on the injury report ahead of Friday's game vs. the Blazers despite leaving Wednesday's game early due to tightness in both his hamstring and lower back.
The Magic will be relieved to have their young forward healthy going forward and fantasy owners should be as well. Isaac will look to rebound after a disappointing game where he only saw 17 minutes of action due to the injuries.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 18, 2019, 11:25 pmJonathan IsaacPF, Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac (hamstring, lower-back tighness) had to leave Wednesday's game after only 17 minutes, but still managed to score seven points and grab five rebounds.
We are still waiting further word on the severity of the injury, but it's not a good sign that a hamstring injury kept him from returning. We will update once we hear more.
December 18, 2019, 11:11 pmJonathan IsaacPF, Orlando Magic
Jonathan Issac (hamstring, lower-back tightness) is doubtful to return against the Nuggets on Wednesday.
Not great. He left during a competitive game and the doubtful tag out of the chute is the last thing you want to hear when it comes to hamstring injuries. Stay tuned for further updates.
Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 7:32 pmJonathan IsaacPF, Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac was able to post 21 points (7-of-11 FG), 11 rebounds, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in Sunday's road win.
Isaac looked a lot more comfortable on offense in Nikola Vucevic's return game, as he was able to take better shots and spend less time forcing the action. It's been a real breakout season and Isaac could be in for a light step forward now that his percentages should steady themselves.
December 13, 2019, 9:35 pmJonathan IsaacPF, Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac compiled 10 points (4-for-7 shooting), three rebounds, an assist and a block in Friday's loss to the Rockets.
It was a relatively quiet night for Isaac, who was given the laborious task of guarding James Harden for most of the night. That likely explains the lower production and you can keep Isaac in your lineups as a defensive specialist with threes and rebounds.