Jonathan Isaac to Play in Final Magic Scrimmage


Jonathan Isaac hasn't played in a basketball game since January 1st, when he severely sprained his left knee. Monday night, Isaac will step foot on the court as the team plays their final scrimmage game against the Denver Nuggets.

Via The Athletic:

“Jonathan has been working extremely hard with our performance staff for a long time, and he has been in overdrive since we got back into our practice facility in mid-May,” Magic President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman toldThe Athletic.

“But it’s been a very long time since he’s played. As always, we will take a very cautious approach, and his playing time will be placed under a very limited minute restriction as he gets reacclimated to the NBA game.”

In 32 games prior to his injury, Isaac was averaging 12 points and 7 rebounds per game and emerged as one of the league's top defensive forwards.

Weltman went on to tell The Athletic that even if Isaac's scrimmage Monday against the Nuggets goes well, there's no guarantee that he will play in the team's first restart against the Brooklyn Nets, “We’ll take everything step-by-step,” Weltman said. “Through the hard work and diligence of Jonathan and our performance staff, this is the first step. We’ll continue to assess him as we move forward.”


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