MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malcolm Lee will have to wait a while longer before making his NBA debut.
Lee, a second-round pick from UCLA whom the team signed to a three-year contract earlier this month, is expected to miss six weeks after undergoing successful surgery on torn meniscus in his left knee.
Lee, a 6-foot-5 combo guard, had surgery on the same knee just after completing his season at UCLA. He did not play in either of the team's two preseason games before missing the first two games of the regular season. Until the team released a statement about the surgery Friday, Lee had been listed as out with a sore knee, and it's not yet clear if the surgery was in response to a single injury or to the soreness.