Jonathan Isaac, Orlando Magic
If the Miami Heat truly wanted to roll the dice on a reclamation project that has a high ceiling, there may not be a better – and perhaps more realistic – option than Jonathan Isaac. As a highly-touted prospect coming out of Florida State, Isaac has been decimated by injuries in the past two seasons. He’s only played 11 games in the last three seasons but the hope is that he’ll be back to fully healthy by the time training camp begins.
Why would the Heat be interested in possibly gambling on Isaac? It’s simple. During his third season in the league, he was finally finding his footing as a pro player. He averaged 12 points and seven rebounds on 47 percent shooting from the field. And he was just scratching the surface of his true potential. He’s also still just 25 years old.
If the Heat truly believes in its developmental system, they have to think that it can get the most out of Isaac. And the most out of a player that talented could completely raise the ceiling for this team’s current core.
In a potential best-case scenario for the Heat with Isaac, he could emerge as the true answer next to Bam Adebayo at the power forward position.