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Jonathan Isaac score 16 points in first game back from injury

Magic F is playing in his first regular season game since injuring his knee early in 2019-20. We’ll be tracking his performance against the Nets.

Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards during the first half at Capital One Arena on January 1, 2020 in Washington, DC.  Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Orlando Magic F Jonathan Isaac returned to the lineup for the first time since early in the 2019-20 season, when he injured his knee and was forced to miss a good chunk of the season. When the pandemic hit, there was hope Isaac would return to the lineup at some point. That time is now.

Isaac played 8 minutes in the first half against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday in the NBA season restart opener for the Magic. He scored 3 points with 2 rebounds and a steal. We’ll be tracking his performance throughout the game, so check back later for more updates.

UPDATE: Isaac only played 4 minutes in the third quarter and it seems he’s on a 4-minute per-quarter type of restriction early on. I mean, the Magic are also destroying the Nets, so there isn’t really any reason to stretch out Isaac in a meaningless game. He’s up to 6 points with 5 rebounds and a steal so far.

Isaac not looking too bad on the break.

UPDATE: Isaac finished the game with 16 points and 6 rebounds in 16 minutes on the court in the Magic’s blowout win over the Nets. It was a strong showing for Isaac in limited time off the bench. We’ll see if Orlando allows Isaac to play more minutes in the next game. At $5,800 on DraftKings, Isaac finished with 26.5 DKFP, which isn’t a bad outing considering low ownership.