HoopsHype Malcolm Lee rumors

January 12, 2013 Updates

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that guard Malcolm Lee will undergo two surgeries next week. On Monday, Jan. 14, Lee will undergo a right knee cartilage repair. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Jonathan Glashow at Midtown Surgical Center in New York. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Lee will undergo surgery on his right hip. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Lee is expected to miss the remainder of the 2012-13 NBA season. NBA.com

December 23, 2012 Updates

Kahn would not offer specifics on any individual players the team might target, but he did mention that he is looking for a type of player that is similar to Howard or Malcolm Lee. “I think when you think of the team right now,” Kahn said. “We’ve lost Malcolm—in all likelihood for the season—and we’ve lost Josh, who isn’t here right now. So when you think of that profile, somebody who is 6-foot-5, 6-foot-6, 6-foot-7, long-armed in Josh’s case, defensive-minded in Malcolm’s case, capable of helping us a little bit offensively in both guys’ case... we’re missing two people, not one. So I think that’s the profile of who we’re looking for. We’ll obviously move reasonably quickly, but we want to be thorough.” NBA.com

December 21, 2012 Updates

Look for the Wolves to soon announce that guard Malcolm Lee (knee) is lost for the season. He's not in danger for now of losing his roster spot because he has guaranteed money for next year. 1500 ESPN

July 16, 2012 Updates

The Timberwolves took 19 players with them to Las Vegas on Sunday for summer-league play, but surprisingly one of them wasn't second-year guard Malcolm Lee. Lee won't join teammates Derrick Williams and Wes Johnson to play five games in seven days in the Las Vegas Summer League. He is being held back to concentrate on strength and conditioning in preparation for training camp. The team cites Lee's knee that was surgically repaired in December, although he did return to play the season's final six weeks. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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February 14, 2012 Updates

Malcolm Lee was recalled by the Wolves this morning from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. Lee averaged 9.7 points and six assists in three games for the Skyforce. The 6-5 rookie guard from UCLA was the Bulls' second-round pick last summer and came to Minnesota in a draft-day trade. He had a torn meniscus in his left knee repaired shortly after training camp opened and was basically rehabbing in the D-League. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

February 6, 2012 Updates
December 31, 2011 Updates

Wolves rookie guard Malcolm Lee underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus ligament in his left knee Friday and could miss as much as six weeks. His knee grew sore as training camp progressed. He has surgery to repair the meniscus on the same knee after the college season last March, but this surgery is not related to that one, the team said. "It's unfortunate for him, but better to get it fixed than wait," coach Rick Adelman said. "He had played very well. We were very pleased with him. We would not have hesitated to play him." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 30, 2011 Updates

Timberwolves rookie guard Malcolm Lee underwent surgery today to repair a torn meniscus ligament in his left knee. The team says recovery time for such a surgery usually is about six weeks, although it often estimates on the conservative side. 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. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 15, 2011 Updates

Jerry Zgoda: Wolves officially announce signings of Malcolm Lee and Bonzi Wells. Don't worry, tweeps, Bonzi's still is just that make-good camp invite Twitter

December 12, 2011 Updates
July 24, 2011 Updates

No guaranteed contract. No guaranteed NBA season. Malcolm Lee could easily wallow in self-pity after being selected in the second round of the NBA draft at a time when there are no assurances there will be an NBA season. Leave it to a lockdown defender to keep out all depressing thoughts. "Right now I'm trying to turn a negative situation into a positive," the former UCLA shooting guard said Saturday afternoon while standing in a doorway at Las Vegas Rancho High, where top prospect Shabazz Muhammad, whom the Bruins are recruiting, was playing in a club tournament game. "I'm trying to work on my game, tweaking it up," Lee said. Los Angeles Times

Exactly a month after he was drafted lower than he would have liked, Lee said he still had no regrets about his decision to enter the draft and forgo his senior season. "I still stand by my decision," Lee said. "I still feel like it's the right move. Right now I've got one foot in the door and I'm going to go from there." Los Angeles Times

June 16, 2011 Updates

Chad Ford: Jimmer had a strong workout today in Utah. But so did Malcolm Lee. Jazz brought him in to defend Jimmer & Kemba & he did well Twitter

June 15, 2011 Updates
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June 3, 2011 Updates

If one word has filtered through the approach to this year's draft for the Nets, it's "athlete." When you have a point guard like Deron Williams running the show, you want to surround him with as many athletes as possible. So the Nets, who pick 27th and 36th, brought in six athletic types yesterday -- two guards and four power forwards -- for the first group of draft workouts. And among the pack were two players, UCLA combo guard Malcolm Lee and Wisconsin shooting power forward Jon Leuer, who have shown up either directly on in close proximity to the Nets in several of the mock drafts. Plus, it doesn't hurt that those two have experience -- Leuer is a four-year guy while Lee played for three. "Lee is quick. Very, very quick and in their system, the way Ben [Howland] coaches, usually they're a very controlled halfcourt offense so you see some explosive quickness," said Nets general manager Billy King, not the only one with that assessment of the 6-foot-5 guard who shot .441 for his Bruins career. New York Post

May 28, 2011 Updates

The Pistons held their first big workout of the year on Wednesday. Cleveland State's Norris Cole, Malcolm Lee, Andrew Goudelock, Cory Joseph, Kalin Lucas and Andrew Albicy all participated. Keep an eye out for Cole. He's been really rising on a number of draft boards. Not only has he tested out as one of the best athletes in the draft, but he really looked like he belonged out there with the other, more highly-rated point guards in the draft. When you look at his body of work in college over the past couple of years, there's a lot to be impressed with. He could be a sleeper first-round selection. ESPN.com

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