Isaac (knee) was diagnosed with a torn left ACL after undergoing an MRI following Sunday's 132-116 win over the Kings, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Playing in his second game in seven months after previously suffering a severe sprain of the same knee, Isaac will now miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season as a result of the devastating setback. While the NBA has yet to unveil its schedule for the 2020-21 season, his rehab will more than likely keep him out for the bulk of the upcoming campaign, as well. Prior to the initial injury, Isaac had emerged as one of the most improved players in the league, particularly on the defensive end. He'll wrap up his third season in the NBA with averages of 2.3 blocks and 1.6 steals in 28.8 minutes per game.
Isaac departed Sunday's game against the Kings in a wheelchair after appearing to re-injure his left knee, Tim Bontemps of ESPN reports. Isaac had already missed significant time this season after originally injuring his left knee back in January, and his return for the restart was somewhat of a surprise. The Florida State product appeared healthy during scrimmages, and he was coming off of a 16-point, six-rebound effort in Friday's win over Brooklyn. The Magic have not yet clarified the extent of the injury, but given how it looked -- as well as Isaac's history -- it's difficult to imagine the forward taking the court again in 2020-21.
Orlando coach Steve Clifford said Isaac will come off the bench and face a roughly 16-minute restriction Sunday against the Kings, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports. Though Isaac dazzled in 16 minutes (16 points on 6-for-7 shooting from the field, six rebounds and one steal) during Friday's win over the Nets, the Magic aren't eager to increase his workload yet fresh off a seven-month absence due to a severe knee sprain. James Ennis will continue to start at forward alongside Aaron Gordon, but if he avoids any setbacks, Isaac should replace Ennis on the top unit before the Magic's seeding games conclude.
Isaac posted 16 points (6-7 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and one steal in 16 minutes during Friday's 128-118 win over the Nets. Isaac played his first regular-season game since Jan. 1 on Friday, and he looked excellent in limited action. He missed just one shot all game and hit two three-pointers, which he had only done six times prior this season. Look for him to see a little more run when the Magic face the Kings on Sunday.
Isaac (knee) will play off the bench Friday against the Nets, but his minutes will be limited, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports. The Magic continue to be cautious with Isaac, who is working his way back from the knee injury that had kept him out since Jan. 1. He looked great in the team's final scrimmage earlier in the week, but coach Steve Clifford told the media that Isaac's workload "won't be significant" in his return to real game action.
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