Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 3/28/12
He's the rookie no one expected to matter, and it's easy to overlook him with better-known first-year players like Kemba Walker and Derrick Williams and a force like Kevin Love on the court. Malcolm Lee may have just six career points after seeing 43 minutes in six games, but in the Timberwolves' past three contests, he's been a necessary component. Just a glance at the starting lineups in Wednesday's 88-83 win over Charlotte and he's overlooked, forgotten in favor of Williams's 8.8 points per game and Walker's 12. Lee isn't one of these highly touted first-round picks, and he may never rise to that level of play. But after missing the first 40 games of the season after knee surgery, Lee couldn't have recovered at a better time.After playing no more than five minutes in his first three games, Lee saw 14 minutes of action in the Timberwolves' 117-100 win over Denver on Sunday. It wasn't really that he earned the minutes, though he says he's in good shape after two stints in the D-Le...
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