News: Isaac (knee) isn't expected to be available for the Magic when the NBA season resumes in late July, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports. "There's a difference of being healthy and then being safely healthy," Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman said Thursday. "It will have been a long, long time since [Isaac and Al-Farouq Aminu (knee)] played and you know organizationally that we're never going to put our guys in a position where they're exposed to any sort of risk of injury."
Impact: While the Magic haven't ruled Isaac out completely, they'll take a cautious approach as the third-year forward works back from a severely hyperextended knee, which he sustained on Jan. 1. Prior to the injury, Isaac was in the midst of a breakout campaign, particularly on the defensive end of the floor with averages of 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals. Assuming Isaac and Aminu are both sidelined for any regular-season and postseason contests that follow, James Ennis, Wes Iwundu and Terrence Ross are expected to be benefit from added time at the forward spot alongside Aaron Gordon.