Orlando’s Jonathan Isaac says he may return from injury, when play resumes

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The Orlando Magic will have sort of a home advantage when the play resumes, as the NBA decided to restart the season in their city.

Orlando’s forward Jonathan Isaac spoke this week on “The Full 48” podcast with Howard Beck for the planned resumption of the season and the way that he can benefit for the time to return from injury and help the Magic secure their second consecutive playoff birth.

“I love it, I love the idea of having it in Orlando,” said Isaac. “We’re right here, and it will kind of be like a little homecourt for us, and our families don’t to travel that far. So that’s fun, that’s great.

“For me when it comes to having the season resume, my thing is just I’m thinking of the timing,” Isaac went on. “So I’m rehabbing every day, trying to get back, I’m just saying in my mind, ‘Look I’ll take it day by day.’ And if this thing, it just comes by at the right time with me being ready to go, I’m excited. I might get a chance to come back and play,” said Isaac, per Larry Brown Sports.

Isaac had a career-season averaging 12.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.6 steals, and 2.4 blocks per game until January, when he suffered a severe sprain and bone bruise in his left knee.

He was expected to be out for the rest of the season, but under this unprecedented circumstance, he may have time to get back on the court.

Here is the rest of Howard Beck’s conversation with Orlando Magic’s Jonathan Isaac: