Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
ESPN is in the midst of their second-annual #NBARank and for the next few weeks while they unveil all 500 players ranked, we'll be taking a look at where our Minnesota Timberwolves players fall.
The first one, is Malcolm Lee. Lee was a rookie last season, who tore his meniscus in the preseason and had to miss the next six weeks. He came back and played some games in the D-League. At that time Adelman said there was a VERY good chance he'd stay with the Sioux Falls Skyforce for the majority of the remainder of the season. Then, Ricky Rubio went down for the season with a torn ACL and Lee was brought to the Big Leagues as a deep reserve guard.
When it was clear the TWolves were out of the playoff picture and Luke Ridnour missed the last 10 games after severely spraining his ankle; Malcolm Lee's role increased as the main backup to J.J. Barea at point guard.
Most see Lee as a potential future defensive stopper. This season he'll find most of his time at the off-guard, unless (or more likely: until) the Wolves trade one of their guards away (Ridnour or Barea)--something they have talked about (the Wolves are hoping to trade away one of their guards to open up a roster spot to sign two more players--one of those likely being Anthony Tolliver).
That's all for now, plenty more players to come, so stay tuned! Thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
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