The Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Friday that second-year guard Malcolm Lee has suffered a chrondal knee injury in his right knee and he will be out indefinitely as he and the team explore the next steps in his recovery. Lee was injured during the second quarter of the team's recent loss to the Denver Nuggets.
Lee was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the No. 43 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, but the Timberwolves acquired him in a draft day trade that sent Nikola Mirotic to the Bulls in exchange for Lee and Norris Cole. Lee is in the second year of his three-year, $2.46 million rookie deal.
He has played in 35 NBA games, and over that stretch he has converted just 38.5 percent of his shots and posted 4.0 points per game along with 1.5 assists and 1.9 rebounds. The 6'5 guard from UCLA will turn 23 on May 22.