The Magic are seeking a disabled player exception for Jonathan Isaac, tweets Josh Robbins of The Athletic. If approved by the league, the DPE will be worth $3,681,283, half of Isaac’s salary for the upcoming season.
Isaac suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the NBA’s restart at Disney World and underwent surgery in August. He is expected to miss the entire season. He was returning from a severe left knee sprain and bone bruise that had kept him out of action since January.
Any player the Orlando signs with the DPE would count toward the team’s tax bill, Robbins notes (Twitter link). That could be a consideration as the Magic are near the tax line after agreeing to free agent deals with Michael Carter-Williams, James Ennis and Dwayne Bacon.