The Minnesota Timberwolves simply can't get their reserves healthy, though the injury to rookie Malcolm Lee is the worst of the season thus far. Lee, a shooting guard, is expected to be sidelined for six weeks with a knee injury.
The second round pick out of UCLA had surgery on Friday to repair a torn meniscus ligament in his left knee -- the same knee he needed to have surgery on following last season's college basketball schedule. Jerry Zgoda noted in his blog post on the injury that the Wolves have invested quite a bit to secure Lee's services.
The Wolves signed Lee -- a second-round pick from UCLA -- to a guaranteed three-year contract earlier this month. That's fairly rare to guarantee all three years for a second-round pick, but the Wolves are high on a combo guard from a school that's produced a slew of NBA-ready guards in recent years.
The Wolves have 15 players on their roster so they're unable to add anyone to take Lee's spot on the roster.