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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
28-23 7-3 L1
25-25 6-4 L1
23-26 6-4 W5
19-31 4-6 L2
15-36 4-6 W2

2022 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 9.0 6.7 44.4 2.7 1.0

Top Jonathan Isaac News

  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Low minutes continue

    Isaac had five points (2-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt), four rebounds and one steal in nine minutes during Saturday's 128-109 loss to the Bulls.

    Isaac has yet to see 10 minutes of action in any of his three games since returning from his multi-year absence, and that might continue for a while this season. Even in that minimal playing time, he's still averaging a decent 1.7 steals per game. Considering that the 25-year-old is also continuing to rest games, his potential value for next season is likely the bigger focus than his value for this season.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Available Saturday

    Isaac (knee) is available for Saturday's game against the Bulls, Khobi Price of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Although Isaac will be available, expect him to remain on a pretty strict minutes limit. He was on an 8-to-10 limit in the team's previous game and will presumably see something similar Saturday.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Unavailable Friday

    Isaac has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Heat due to left knee injury management.

    The Magic have been incredibly cautious with Isaac's workload following his lengthy absence, as he's averaged just 9.0 minutes per game over his two appearances since his season debut. He'll be held out in the first game of a back-to-back set, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him return for Saturday's matchup against Chicago.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Remains on limit of 8-10 minutes

    Isaac will remain on a limit of 8-10 minutes for Wednesday's matchup against the Pacers, Khobi Price of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Isaac made his long-awaited return during Monday's win over the Celtics, where he posted 10 points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist in 10 minutes. The Magic will remain cautious and keep him around 8-10 minutes for the time being.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Makes long-awaited return

    Isaac (knee) ended Monday's 113-98 victory over the Celtics with 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT), three rebounds, two steals and one assist across 10 minutes.

    Seeing his first game action since Aug. 2, 2020, Isaac was surprisingly efficient in his limited court time. The 25-year-old has had a long road back from serious knee trouble, but the Magic's patience with him might just be rewarded. Don't expect Isaac's workload to increase quickly, but his potential to make an impact in multiple categories once he gets back up to full speed makes him worth stashing for fantasy managers in 12-team leagues or deeper that have a bench spot to churn.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Limited to 8-10 minutes Monday

    Isaac (knee) will be available to play 8-to-10 minutes in Monday's game against the Celtics, Dan Savage of the Magic's official site reports.

    Isaac was expected to be under a heavy minutes restriction in his first NBA action in over two years, so head coach Jahmal Mosley's announcement that the forward will likely play only 8-to-10 minute comes as little surprise. Though fantasy managers who have patiently stashed Isaac since the beginning of the season may be eager to activate him, it may be prudent to keep him in an injured reserve spot until his playing time ramps up a bit more.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Officially available Monday

    Isaac (knee) will be active for Monday's game against the Celtics.

    Isaac will step back on an NBA court for the first time since Aug. 2, 2020, after an extended rehab from ACL and hamstring surgeries. He made three appearances in the G League before rejoining Orlando and averaged 15.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks over 17.7 minutes per game, playing no more than 22 minutes in any contest. He'll likely be facing a similar minutes limit for Monday's tilt and could have his workloads managed carefully the rest of the season. Considering the amount of frontcourt talent Orlando has added to its roster since Isaac last played, it's unclear how large of a role the 2017 lottery pick will be able to claim. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect Isaac to repeat his 2019-20 averages of 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 2.3 blocks, but his skill set at least make him worthy of a cursory pickup in deep leagues where he's available.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Likely to play Monday

    Isaac (knee, conditioning) will likely be listed as questionable for Monday's matchup against the Celtics, though he's expected to be available for the contest in what marks his 2022-23 debut, Khobi Price of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Isaac, who had been working his way back from ACL and hamstring surgeries, hasn't made an NBA appearance since Aug. 2, 2020, so his expected return to action Monday is a significant storyline across the NBA. The 2017 first-round pick has recently been working to improve his conditioning in the G League and took part in three games for the Lakeland Magic, averaging 15.7 points (on 41 percent shooting from the field), 6.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks in 17.7 minutes per contest. He didn't play more than 22 minutes in any of his appearances, and that level of playing time could represent close to Isaac's ceiling not only Monday, but likely in Orlando's next several games to come. While the defensive-minded forward's impending return is a major development for Orlando, Isaac could struggle to carve out enough minutes in a crowded Orlando frontcourt to re-emerge as the high-end fantasy asset he was prior to his two-plus-year hiatus.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Still out Saturday

    Isaac (knee, conditioning) remains out Saturday at Washington.

    Isaac is seemingly nearing a return, though he still needs to improve his conditioning. His next chance to play arrives Monday against the Celtics.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Recalled, inactive Friday

    Isaac (knee) has been recalled from the G League's Lakeland Magic but will be inactive for Friday's game against the Pelicans due to return to competition reconditioning.

    Isaac hasn't made an NBA appearance since August of 2020 due to a torn ACL and a subsequent hamstring issue that also required surgery, but he spent the last week and a half in the G League. Over three appearances with Lakeland, he averaged 15.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game. While he'll be unavailable for Friday's matchup against New Orleans, his return to the parent club suggests that his return to action for Orlando is imminent. Once he's given the green light to make his season debut, he'll almost certainly face a minutes restriction, a trend that could continue for a while, given the length of his absence.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Set for another G League appearance

    Isaac (knee) will remain with the G League's Lakeland Magic and is expected to make his third appearance for the affiliate Thursday against the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

    Isaac reported to Lakeland last week and made appearances Wednesday and Saturday in what marked his first game action since Aug. 2, 2020. The forward averaged 14.5 points (on 42.3 percent shooting from the field), 7.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 0.5 assists in 16.0 minutes per game between the two outings, and he could see a similar allotment of playing time when he makes his third appearance for the affiliate Thursday. Since Orlando doesn't play again until Friday against the Pelicans, Isaac is unlikely to suit up for that contest, as the organization presumably wouldn't be keen on having him play consecutive days. However, he could be an option to join the NBA team in Washington on Saturday for the second half of Orlando's back-to-back set. Whenever he's cleared to debut with the parent club, Isaac will likely be on a strict minutes restriction initially, and perhaps for the remainder of the season.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Not available Sunday

    Isaac (knee) remains on assignment with the G League's Lakeland Magic and won't be available Sunday for Orlando's game in Denver.

    Lakeland won't play again until Tuesday, but Isaac may rejoin the parent club before then in preparation for making his first NBA appearance since Aug. 2, 2020 in Orlando's home game Friday versus the Pelicans. The 25-year-old forward saw his first competitive action in nearly 900 days during appearances with Lakeland this past Wednesday and Saturday. Between wins over the Westchester Knicks and Greensboro Swarm, Isaac played 15 and 17 minutes and averaged 14.5 points (on 42.3 percent shooting from the field), 7.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 0.5 assists. He could handle a similar 15-to-20-minute role once he rejoins the Orlando Magic, who could have significant playing-time restrictions in place for Isaac the rest of the season due to his injury history.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Efficient in limited minutes

    Isaac recorded 15 points (6-12 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one block across 15 minutes during Wednesday's 129-117 win over the G League Knicks.

    Isaac, who was assigned to the G League on Wednesday, posted 15 points in just as many minutes during Lakeland's win over Westchester. The 25-year-old's return to the floor in any capacity is an encouraging sign considering he's missed nearly the last two and a half seasons while recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee as well as another procedure to address a hamstring injury. Isaac is expected to suit up for Friday's game versus the Swarm before potentially returning to Orlando.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Making return in G League

    Isaac (knee) is scheduled to begin an assignment with the G League's Lakeland Magic on Wednesday and is expected to appear in two games for the affiliate, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports.

    Isaac has missed nearly two-and-a-half seasons while recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee as well as another surgery to address a hamstring issue that cropped up during his ramp-up process last spring. The Magic have remained relatively quiet regarding Isaac's status throughout the process, but his ability to play in a competitive game is obviously a massive step in the right direction. If all goes well during the two-game G League assignment, he could be ready to make his first NBA appearance since Aug. 2, 2020. Once available, Isaac will likely play a reserve role, though it's unclear exactly where he'll fit in a rotation that's significantly different than the last time he suited up. During the 2019-20 campaign, Isaac averaged 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.3 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.4 assists in 28.8 minutes per game (34 appearances). Before the rash of injuries, Isaac was tracking as one of the best defensive contributors in fantasy basketball, but at this point he'll have to prove he can stay even relatively healthy before managers are willing to buy back in.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Still sidelined Tuesday

    Isaac (knee) remains out for Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers.

    Head coach Jamahl Mosley said on Jan. 2 that Isaac has resumed participating fully in practices, but because he hasn't played in an NBA game since Aug. 2, 2020, the sixth-year forward may need an extended ramp-up period. Though he was a must-roster fantasy player when he was healthy during the 2019-20 season, Isaac's lengthy layoff means that he'll likely be subject to significant minute restrictions when he ultimately returns, making it difficult to envision him getting a large enough role to be a useful contributor outside of deeper leagues.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Bronx, NY
Age: 25
School: Florida St.
Experience: 3