That massive 11 min in 3 years that he played SF
No, Isaac never played SF especially not on defense
Isaac was secundary, sometimes primary weak side shotblocker/rim protector.
Even in playoffs vs Raptors, he was more on Siakam than Leonard for same reasons.
Kind of bored with your horses**t laser-focused stats...how, exactly is "he was playing PF this minute" actually determined in an objective way? 2,3, and 4 have been so blurred in the last few years with the perimeter game becoming so prevalent. I think it must come down to who is taller...seriously, tell me how the robot decided who was the PF.
One REAL indicator that's often pointed at is "You position is determined by who you defend"...Isaac is the defensive unicorn of the league...he was leading the league in blocks, but for every block at the rim, he had a block at the 3pt line or a deflected pass on the perimeter. For all of his elite rim-protection, it's not like he camps out down there and dares bigs to come in.
One of the forwards (at least) has to spread the floor. One (at least) needs to initiate offense and/or put it on the floor. Labeling them is obsolete. I know we don't have one that has shown either of those abilities, but that doesn't change Isaac's title. He's whatever you need defensively. If Okeke (and/or Franz) can knock down 3's over 37% this year, make smart passes, and we have two guards that can get to the rim and finish or kick, we'll have something to build on. Having two bigger guards who can really handle also lessens the need for a traditional SF. Position-less is a real thing. You need some rim-defense, you need at least a couple of capable ball-handlers, everybody should be able to move the ball at least a bit, shooting from 3 or more spots, and ability to defend pick and roll (physical guards that can fight through picks is key). SG/SF is an issue because of size matchups on defense, but SF/PF is a much less-defined thing for probably 25 teams in 2021.