Isaac was still sporting a hinged brace over his sprained left knee last week prior to the NBA's suspension of the season, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
Magic team president Jeff Weltman said in a radio appearance shortly before the All-Star break that Isaac (knee) would miss the remainder of the season, but the NBA's unexpected indefinite shutdown could prompt Orlando to reevaluate the forward's availability. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, league owners and executives are bracing for mid-to-late June as a best-case scenario for the league to resume action. While Robbins notes that Isaac remains far away from even resuming on-court activity, a three-month delay of the season might provide enough time for him to recover from the severe sprain and structural damage he sustained to his left knee back on Jan. 1. Isaac should at the very least be ready for the start of the 2020-21 season, but if he responds well to rehab in the weeks to come, the Magic -- who currently sit eighth in the Eastern Conference standings -- could consider bringing him back for a potential playoff run.
Magic team president Jeff Weltman confirmed last week during an interview with Scott Anez of ESPN 580 Orlando that Isaac (knee) will remain sidelined for the rest of the season.
Weltman's comments don't come as much of a surprise after the Magic previously applied for a Disabled Player Exception for Isaac back in January, which signaled that the organization didn't expect him to be ready to play until early April at the soonest. Now that a late-season return is off the table for Isaac, fantasy managers who had been holding him in redraft formats can feel free to move on. Isaac is expected to be fully recovered from his severe left knee sprain in advance of training camp next fall.
The Magic recently applied for a Disabled Player Exception for Isaac (knee), implying the team projects him to miss the remainder of the season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Orlando also did the same for forward Al-Farouq Aminu (knee), who underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Unlike Aminu, Isaac won't require surgery, but reports earlier this week suggested the 2017 lottery pick would still be sidelined for at least the next 8-to-10 weeks for rest and recovery as he tends to a severe left knee sprain and bone contusion. Even if the Magic aren't granted a waiver for Isaac, the 22-year-old doesn't look like he'll be available to play until at least early April, making it tough to justify holding him in most single-season leagues.
Isaac (knee) will not undergo surgery and will instead be treated with rest and therapy, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.
Isaac will still be sidelined for about 8-to-10 weeks as originally noted, but the medical staff has determined that surgery isn't necessary. We should learn more about the specific return date as he progresses in his recovery and hits various milestones.
Isaac was diagnosed with a severe left knee sprain and bone contusion, and will be re-evaluated in approximately two months, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Isaac suffered the injury during Wednesday's win over the Wizards, and while he avoided structural damage to his ACL, MCL and PCL, the third-year forward is still expected to remain sidelined into March. In his extended absence, Terrence Ross and Wes Iwundu are candidates to see increased run.
Isaac (knee) is optimistic that the knee injury he suffered in Wednesday's 122-101 win over the Wizards isn't as severe as initially anticipated, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
Isaac was stretchered off the floor in the first quarter with what was labeled as a hyperextended left knee. While the injury initially looked to be quite serious, there's now optimism that the young forward has avoided major damage, per John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com. While in the locker room after the game, Isaac was observed walking without a noticeable limp, and he was not wearing a brace on the knee. He'll undergo an MRI on Thursday, at which point a more detailed update regarding his status for Friday's game against the Heat and beyond should be available.
Isaac, who was stretchered off the court during Wednesday's game against the Wizards, has been diagnosed with a hyperextended left knee and will undergo an MRI on Thursday.
It was clear from Isaac's and the medical staff's reactions that the injury appeared to be serious. We should learn more once Isaac undergoes an MRI. If he ends up missing an extended period of time, the Magic may have to rely on the likes of Terrence Ross and Wes Iwundu for extra production.
Isaac suffered an apparent left knee injury during Wednesday's game against the Wizards and was stretchered off the floor, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Isaac got tangled up with Bradley Beal on a drive to the basket, and his left knee appeared to buckle. He collapsed to the floor and was in obvious pain before the training staff eventually brought out the stretcher. The Magic are yet to issue an update, but the immediate implication is that the injury could potentially be season-ending.
Isaac had 19 points (8-13 FG, 1-3 3PT, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, seven steals and one block in Saturday's loss to Milwaukee.
While the Magic fell to the Giannis-less Bucks, Isaac had one of his best all-around games of the season, setting a new career-best with seven steals -- one short of the franchise record. Over his last four games, Isaac is averaging 4.0 steals and 2.3 blocks per contest.
Isaac accumulated 13 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks in 33 minutes Monday night, as the Magic beat the Bulls 103-95.
Isaac turned in a well-rounded performance Monday. The third-year forward is averaging nearly 2.6 blocks per game, trailing only Hassan Whiteside and Anthony Davis for the league lead. The four steals also matched a season-best. Orlando's frontcourt can look crowded on paper, but Isaac may have the highest ceiling and is blossoming quickly.
Isaac (hamstring/back) is not listed on the injury report for Friday's game against the Blazers.
Isaac departed Wednesday's game against Denver with tightness in both his hamstring and back, but his exclusion from the latest report indicates that it doesn't appear to be anything serious. Isaac finished Wednesday's game with seven points and five rebounds in 17 minutes.
Isaac is unlikely to return to Wednesday's game against the Nuggets due to tightness in both his right hamstring and lower back, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
According to team officials, Isaac's night is likely over as he tightened up in a couple of places and was forced to depart late in the fourth quarter. The severity of Isaac's injuries is unclear as is a timetable for his return. Barring a late return to action, the star forward can tentatively be though of as day-to-da heading into Friday's tilt with Portland. He posted seven points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and five rebounds in 17 minutes prior to leaving the game.
Isaac collected 21 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 33 minutes during Sunday's 130-119 win over the Pelicans.
Isaac was superb on both sides of the ball, filling up the stat sheet and turning in his fifth double-double of the season. He had combined for three double-doubles through his first two years in the league, and Isaac continues to show signs of growth in all facets of the game despite the occasional quiet night offensively.
Isaac scored 10 points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), and gathered three boards, one assist and one block in a loss to the Rockets on Friday.
Isaac's lack of production is a product of his struggles with fouling in this one, catching three whistles with seven minutes still left in the second quarter. Leading the league in blocks per game, and producing solid rebounds and steals, Isaac seems to finally be showing his immense fantasy upside - and he's only 22.
Isaac scored 19 points (6-14 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT) while adding eight rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 96-87 loss to the Lakers.
He led the Magic in scoring on the night, but Isaac's biggest impact might have come in the fourth quarter -- after he battled maybe a little too hard with Dwight Howard for a rebound, the ensuing scrum led to ejections for Jared Dudley and Wes Iwundu. The offensive performance was Isaac's best since Nov. 23, but he continues to be a force defensively -- he's supplied multiple steals or blocks, or both, in 11 straight games, averaging 13.2 points, 8.1 boards, 2.8 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.1 threes over that stretch.
Isaac had 10 points (5-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt), nine boards, two assists and five blocks in 28 minutes of a loss to the Bucks on Monday.
Isaac recorded five swats for the second time this month, as the third year man has doubled his blocks per game average this season. He's also making strides in rebounding, increasing his boards per game by more than one from a year ago. He'll face the Lakers on Wednesday.
Isaac put up 11 points ( 5-13 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, three assists and two blocks in Tuesday's win over the Wizards.
Before this game, Isaac was at 2.8 blocks and 1.4 steals per game. It's no secret that he's a hustle stats machine. Since Nikola Vucevic went down with an ankle injury, Isaac has averaged 14.0 points, 8.1 boards, 1.5 steals, 2.6 blocks and 1.5 threes per game. Isaac is in the midst of a breakout year, and those numbers were higher before this outing. The 22-year old is producing career-highs virtually across the board this season, and, outside of a few poor shooting performances recently, there's no reason to believe he'll slow down.
Isaac amassed 14 points (4-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 11 rebounds, five blocks and one steal in 33 minutes during Sunday's 100-96 victory over the Warriors.
The continued emergence of Isaac has been one of the feel-good stories of the season thus far. After flashing his upside over the past couple of years, Isaac is finally figuring things out and has been a first-round player over the first 17 games. The offense continues to be more of a working progress and as soon as that comes around, he is likely to be a highly sought after asset for many years to come.
Isaac scored 16 points (7-18 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding seven rebounds, three steals, an assist and a block in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 116-104 win over the Cavaliers.
While the third-year forward struggled from beyond the arc, Isaac still contributed his usual excellent defensive stats while scoring in double digits for the 12th time in his last 13 games. He's averaging 14.5 points, 7.3 boards, 2.7 blocks, 1.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 threes over that stretch, and the sixth overall pick in the 2017 draft finally appears to be turning his length and athleticism into strong fantasy production.
Isaac compiled 10 points (4-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt), six rebounds, four blocks, one assist and one steal in a loss to the Pistons on Monday.
After going off in his last game against the Pacers on Saturday, Isaac slowed down a bit in this one. The four blocks were nice, but Isaac couldn't seem to consistently find the net on his eight two-point attempts. Averaging career highs literally across the board through 13 games this season, this slight off night should just be a blip on the radar. Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers will be a good spot for the third-year player to bounce back.
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