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Jonathan Isaac
Jonathan Isaac
Position: F
Born: 10/03/97
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $17,400,000
For nearly two years, Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac has faced the same question: When will he return after sitting out the last two seasons? The answer hasn’t changed much over the last year, but he feels closer to getting back on the floor than he has at any other point during his rehabilitation process, saying his “legs are the strongest they’ve been.” “I want it to be sooner than later,” Isaac told the Orlando Sentinel during the team’s media day Monday. “I feel like it’s going to be sooner than later. We’re not putting anything out in terms of exactly when it’s going to be, but I know it’s going to be soon.” Isaac responded “100%” when asked by the Sentinel if he definitely knew he was coming back this season.
“Jonathan will be integrated slowly,” Weltman said. “He won’t participate in a lot of the full-team, live-practice components. I hate to sound like a broken record. I know this has been a long process. We’re hopeful to have him back during the season. “It’s a very slow, painstaking process. Obviously, I don’t want to put a timetable on it because it’s just open-ended. We just don’t know. Some of it is he has to put the work in and when that next level is reached, he’ll move up. That’s under the attention of our performance staff, medical staff and, most importantly, it’s how Jonathan feels as he progresses.”
Isaac, who hasn’t played since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the “NBA bubble” in August 2020, spoke at the ReAwaken America Tour hosted by Clay Clark on Saturday in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He touched on why he chose to stand for the national anthem in the “bubble,” his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter organization and why he chose not to get the COVID-19 vaccine — a topic he touched on during the preseason. When reached for comment Sunday afternoon, the Magic issued a statement to the Orlando Sentinel via the organization’s chief communications officer Joel Glass in response to Isaac’s remarks, saying: “Jonathan is a thoughtful young man with tremendous faith who has done great work in the community and is using his platform to express his voice.”
Storyline: Coronavirus Vaccine

Jonathan Isaac addresses refusing COVID-19 vaccine

Jonathan Isaac, sidelined since tearing his left ACL in the 2020 NBA bubble, resurfaced as a speaker in the Myrtle Beach of the ReAwaken America Tour by Clay Clark. “Viewing it, it seemed forced. It seemed that there was so much pressure in doing it,” he mentioned explaining once more his decision to refuse the vaccine against COVID-19, “I don’t see the wisdom in putting something into my body that’s not going to stop me from getting the virus or transmitting it. That is why I decided to be the only player on my team to not get vaccinated.”
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