basketballRob wrote: Magic_Kingdom wrote:
And you know this how? That is a rather definitive statement when no one else seems to know anything. Do you have inside information? Or are you just basing it on something Isaac said to a reporter about being healthy and ready to go? I'm not saying you're wrong, it's just that you always defend Isaac with such definitive certainty.
The weirdest thing to me is the team's continued silence. When Chuma was recovering, the team posted video of him working out and trying to come back. The team posts video of Fultz working out and trying to come back. Where is Isaac? What is he doing? Has he progressed to contact work after 16 months? If not, why not? What is the timeline? Was there a setback?
No one has ever questioned his work ethic other than random fans that have no knowledge of the situation.
Find one article to back your claims? Or do you just want to make false accusations without any merit?
Weltman already said that he won't put timetables on injuries and it doesn't matter what random fans think.
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Show me where I made false accusations about anyone or questioned Isaac's "work ethic". You are making things up.
My only question to you, which you didn't answer, is how you could say with certainty that "Isaac didn't choose to take his time." That is your exact quote, and it is definitive. I'm simply asking how you know that. What if Isaac's personal doctor disagrees with team doctors as to the knee's prognosis and he doesn't want to come back yet? What if the contract clause removing guarantees if he injures the knee again are making him extra cautious? Do you know with certainty that is not the situation? Because you act like you do. It could also be the other way around. Maybe the team doctors are being more cautious and Isaac's doctors think he is ready. But you are the only one who seems to proclaim superior knowledge as to which of these situations is more likely.
I think it is just as likely as anything else that Isaac had a setback in rehab or the knee isn't healing properly, and neither the team nor Isaac is telling us about it. That's why I said this:
"The weirdest thing to me is the team's continued silence. When Chuma was recovering, the team posted video of him working out and trying to come back. The team posts video of Fultz working out and trying to come back. Where is Isaac? What is he doing? Has he progressed to contact work after 16 months? If not, why not? What is the timeline? Was there a setback?"
That is not a question of Isaac's work ethic, it's a question of why he seems so far away from returning. I *am* questioning how forthcoming the team is being, and I don't think it's crazy to do so at this point. If LeBron tore his ACL and 16 months later he still wasn't practicing and the Lakers wouldn't say anything about it, would you find that odd? Or would you just accuse all the "random fans" of speculating as to why LeBron wasn't back?