‘Return after 904 days’ The forward that fans have been anxious about for over two years is finally back

January 23, 2023 0 Comments

It is a return that took more than 900 days.

‘The Athletic’ reported on the 23rd (Korean time) that Orlando Magic’s Jonathan Isaac will return to the home game against the Boston Celtics on the 24th.

This is good news for Orlando fans. If Isaac is to return as scheduled, he will play an NBA game a whopping 904 days after the Aug. 3, 2020 game at the Orlando Bubble.

Isaac, from Florida State University, was drafted by Orlando with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 draft. Isaac, who is 211cm tall and has excellent athletic ability, is a resource that has stood out particularly in defense. In particular, he averaged 2.3 blocked shots during the 2019-2020 season. 토토사이트

However, Isaac, who was even evaluated as the defensive supply and demand talent of the year, did not show his ability as much as he expected due to his injury. In particular, it was fatal to suffer an anterior cruciate ligament rupture injury in a game against Sacramento in August 2020. At the time, Isaac had just returned from six months out from his knee injury.

Even though he suffered major injuries, Orlando continued to put faith in Isaac. In December 2020, Orlando promised to accompany Isaac for a long time by signing a 4-year, $80 million contract extension. Looking at the size of his contract, Orlando’s expectations for Isaac were quite high.

However, Isaac suffered setbacks in his rehabilitation and has yet to play in a single game after his contract extension. Isaac, who took a long time to recover, recently played in the G-League and raised his sense of participation, playing an average of 17 minutes in two games and scoring 15.8 points.

Currently, Orlando has a number of young and talented resources in the frontcourt, including Paolo Bankero, Franz Wagner, Bol Ball, and Wendell Carter Jr. If Isaac plays well, Orlando will build a stronger frontcourt line.

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