Isaac (knee) said Wednesday that he has resumed on-court activities, but he remains without a concrete timetable for a return to game action, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
It's been almost a full year since Isaac tore his ACL and meniscus in his left knee. The injury isn't the first significant one for Isaac, who has appeared in only 136 of the Magic's 309 regular-season games since he was drafted sixth overall in 2017. However, the Magic were still comfortable enough to ink him to an $80 million extension late last year, and he'll presumably be one of the faces of the franchise moving forward.
Isaac (knee) signed a four-year, $80 million extension with the Magic on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The 23-year-old has already been ruled out for the 2020-21 campaign after undergoing ACL surgery in early August, but Orlando still opted to lock him up ahead of Monday's rookie extension deadline. Isaac played excellent defense and averaged 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.3 blocks over 28.8 minutes in 34 games last season, but he's played only 136 games over his first three seasons in the league.
Isaac (knee) will remain out for the entirety of the 2020-21 season, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.
Magic president Jeff Weltman confirmed Monday that the team does not anticipate Isaac playing at all next season after the forward suffered another significant knee injury during seeding play. Isaac will, of course, face a lengthy recovery, but the team ruling him out for an entire forthcoming season is a major decision, especially given the uncertainty surrounding the league's future schedule. Through his first three years in the league, Isaac -- one of the NBA's best defenders, when healthy -- has played 27, 75 and 34 games, respectively.
Isaac (knee) underwent successful surgery Friday to repair the torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Isaac was diagnosed with a torn ACL following Sunday's win over the Kings, but it turns out he also had a torn meniscus. Isaac will now focus on recovery and rehab with the hopes of returning sometime next spring or summer. It remains to be seen when the 2020-21 NBA season will take place, so it's unclear if Isaac will be able to return during the campaign. While he's sidelined, at least for this season, Terrence Ross and Wes Iwundu should see increased roles.
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.
Coach Steve Clifford said he believes Isaac (knee) is going to play Friday against the Nets, but he continues to evaluate him day to day, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
The 22-year-old played in Monday's scrimmage against the Nuggets and saw only seven minutes off the bench, but he was incredibly active with 13 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, two steals and one assist. However, Clifford doesn't want to commit to Isaac being available ahead of time as he returns from the left knee sprain. The young forward is expected to play Friday -- and likely will have a minutes restriction if he does -- but he should officially be considered questionable.
Isaac (knee) exploded for 13 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, two steals, and one assist in just seven minutes off the bench during Monday's 114-110 win over the Nuggets.
This was Isaac's first game since New Year's Day but, considering how good he looked, he is pumped and ready to go for the season opener Friday against the Nets. He is expected to have a regular role in the rotation, but he might come off the bench given the fact he hasn't played an official game in almost seven months.
Isaac's (knee) minutes will be limited in Monday's scrimmage against Denver, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Considering it will be Isaac's first real game action since New Year's Day, this shouldn't come as a much of a surprise. The rangy forward was held out of the previous two scrimmages while working his way back from a knee injury that shelved him for the final 31 games before the shutdown. If all goes well Monday, Isaac will likely be on track to rejoin the Magic's rotation for the finish to the regular season. That would be a big boost for the team, as Isaac was in the midst of a breakout campaign before suffering the injury. Orlando faces Brooklyn on Friday in the first of eight seeding games.
Isaac (knee) will be available for Monday's scrimmage against Denver, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Isaac's status has been up in the air for the last several weeks, but this is a significant step in the right direction. The third-year big man went down with a knee injury on Jan. 1 and has not played since, but he's been ramping up his activity in recent days, including participating in a 5-on-5 scrimmage at practice Friday. Prior to the injury, Isaac was in the midst of a breakout campaign -- particularly on the defensive end, where he was averaging 1.6 steals and 2.4 blocks per contest.
Isaac (knee) was a participant in five-on-five contact work during Friday's practice but will not scrimmage Saturday against the Lakers, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
Isaac continues to make strong progress in his recovery, but he's not yet ready to take the court. Previous reports indicated that we may not know if Isaac will play in the resumed season until late in the seeding games process.
Isaac (knee) will not participate in Wednesday's scrimmage against the Clippers, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
As expected, Isaac will sit out the Magic's first scrimmage as he continues to work back from a sprained left knee. He's recently progressed to 5-on-5 work, so a return at some point is on the table. Orlando's first seeding game is July 31 against the Nets, but it seems likely that if Isaac does make a return, it will be in the later games or in the postseason.
Isaac continues to go through 5-on-5 work during practices, but it remains unclear if he'll play during the NBA restart, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
Coach Steve Clifford said back on July 13 that the team likely won't make a decision on Isaac's status for another "two or three weeks," but the fact that Isaac is participating in regular 5-on-5 sessions has to be viewed as a positive indication. The third-year forward hasn't played since suffering a knee injury on Jan. 1, so if he does return in Orlando, he will have had roughly seven months to recover. "I'm optimistic," Isaac said of his chances to gain medical clearance. "I have no reservations in my mind about it. If I'm ready to play and if I get the clearance, I'm ready to go."
Isaac (knee) went through limited five-on-five work during Thursday's practice, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
On Monday, coach Steve Clifford said he doesn't expect to know for another two-to-three weeks whether Isaac will be ready to play. It's a good sign, though, that Isaac has begun five-on-five work, even if it's in a limited capacity. Ultimately, we shouldn't be surprised if Isaac either doesn't play or only sees action in the postseason.
Magic coach Steve Clifford said Monday that he doesn't expect to know for another 2-to-3 weeks whether Isaac (knee) will be ready to play during the NBA season restart, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.
Though Isaac joined the Magic at the Walt Disney World complex as the team prepares to return from a four-month layoff, he still has yet to go through contact drills since sustaining a significant left knee sprain Jan. 1. While Clifford is satisfied with Isaac's progress in his rehab thus far, a timeline for the forward's return won't be established until he's able to go through 5-on-5 drills. Isaac can probably be ruled out for the remainder of the Magic's regular-season slate, and he likely won't be an option in the playoffs either unless Orlando makes a surprising deep run.
Magic head coach Steve Clifford said Sunday that Isaac (knee) hasn't done any contact work since joining Orlando for practices at the Walt Disney World complex, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
Though Isaac is with the Magic in the NBA "bubble" as the league prepares to return from a four-plus-month hiatus, the team isn't counting on him playing at any point during the remainder of the regular season or playoffs. Instead, the Magic likely just cleared him to join the bubble so he could have his rehab program supervised as he looks to move past the severe left knee sprain he sustained Jan. 1. Isaac is expected to be back to full strength ahead of training camp for the 2020-21 season.
Isaac (knee) will join the Magic at the Walt Disney World complex in Orlando to continue his rehab program, but he's not expected to play when the team resumes its season July 31, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Isaac will be on hand to support his teammates while the Magic look to secure a playoff spot, but it doesn't appear as though he'll attempt to return from the severe left knee sprain he suffered Jan. 1. The Magic haven't ruled Isaac out completely, but barring a deep playoff run, the forward likely won't be back in action until the 2020-21 campaign. With Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) not joining the team in the NBA bubble, James Ennis should continue to operate as a starting forward alongside Aaron Gordon.
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