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Jonathan Isaac begins comeback in G League

Aug 2, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac (1) reacts after an injury against the Sacramento Kings in the second half of a NBA basketball game at HP Field House. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Former first-round pick Jonathan Isaac (knee) is set for his return to basketball after missing the past 2½ seasons Wednesday night with the Orlando Magic’s G League affiliate in Lakeland, Fla.

Isaac hasn’t played any basketball since tearing his ACL in the NBA bubble at the Disney Sports complex on Aug. 2, 2020, during the COVID-shortened season. He missed the entirety of the past two seasons rehabilitating the knee. He also sustained a right hamstring injury last year that required surgery.

The Magic selected the 6-foot-10 forward No. 6 overall in the 2017 draft. He was averaging a career-best 11.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in the 2019-20 season when he incurred the injury.

In 136 games (106 starts) for the Magic, Isaac has averages of 9.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.

Isaac is expected to play two games for the Lakeland Magic before making his NBA debut soon after.

Just two players remain on the Magic roster from when Isaac last played.

–Field Level Media