Wolves G Lee out indefinitely with knee injury

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malcolm Lee will be out

indefinitely with an injury to his right knee.

The Wolves announced Friday they’re in the process of further

evaluating Lee’s condition to determine the next steps for

treatment on what they called a chondral (KAHN-druhl) injury, or

cartilage damage. Lee was hurt in the second quarter of Wednesday’s

win over Denver; the initial diagnosis was a hyperextension.

Lee is in his second NBA season, a second-round pick from UCLA

by Chicago who was traded to Minnesota on draft day. With Ricky

Rubio and Brandon Roy hurt, Lee has started 12 of 16 games for the

Wolves. He’s averaging 4.9 points, 1.3 assists and 18.1 minutes per

game.

Nine of the 15 players on Minnesota’s roster have missed games

to injury this season.