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Post#1 Malcolm Lee
Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:52 am by Foye

What do you guys think about Malcolm Lee?

His stats are pretty underwhelming but I've been pleasantly surprised by him on the defensive end of the floor these last two games.


Well we better not talk about his offense....but I'm more comfortable having him out there in end of the game situations than having Luke "I lose track of the opposing PG 11 times out of 10 and jack up an ill-advised three after handling the ball for 17 seconds" Ridnour.

At least Lee is a capable man defender. With some more experience under his belt he could probably defend the opposing PG/SG very well in crunch time. Ridnour simply doesn't have the speed anymore and probably never had it. Roy doesn't have the speed either. Lee is fast enough.

Lee is also a better fit next to Shved/Rubio than Ridnour is, imo.

Offensively, he obviously has a lot of work to do. Should focus on becoming a good 3pt shooter. That alone would make him a pretty valuable player for us.
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Post#2 Re: Malcolm Lee
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:17 am by Klomp

I think he should watch tape of a guy like Doug Christie. Right now he forces too much offensively, though these are rare circumstances I suppose.
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Post#3 Re: Malcolm Lee
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:21 am by Peezo

I haven't been as big of a fan of his defense, not that its been a negative, but I certainly don't think its been noteworthy. His offense on the other hand has been noticeable in the fact that he seems woefully unprepared to attack an NBA interior. I think this current rash of injuries is great for him though because he is getting so much time on the floor. He is making mistakes and not getting yanked, lucky for him. It is also a benefit to the Wolves because we are really seeing what he can do. I for one don't see him developing into a contributor, but I'm hopeful for him. It just seems like too big of a jump would need to be made on offense. I never watched him at UCLA, but he wasn't known for being a scorer there was he? I always thought he carried a rep for defense, which again, has not seemed special thus far.
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Post#4 Re: Malcolm Lee
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:51 am by Turnover_21

Lee is a very cheap 3rd string PG/SG for this team over next 2 seasons. Nothing more nothing less.
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Post#5 Re: Malcolm Lee
Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:21 pm by Esohny

Turnover_21 wrote:Lee is a very cheap 3rd string PG/SG for this team over next 2 seasons. Nothing more nothing less.


Yep, he's fine as a 5th guard who can defend either spot at a respectable level.
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Post#6 Re: Malcolm Lee
Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:05 pm by TwInS1095

Turnover_21 wrote:Lee is a very cheap 3rd string PG/SG for this team over next 2 seasons. Nothing more nothing less.


Couldn't agree more. Not really impressed with Lee and wouldn't/shouldn't be playing much other than mop-up duty. Unfortunately injuries happen...


This is coming from a huge Malcom supporter too.
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Post#7 Re: Malcolm Lee
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:31 pm by Basti

Yes, he's been a much better defender than Luke (which is pretty much anyone by default, though) and he's had a few nice moments offensively but as others said, he's a 3rd string guy off the bench. Offensively he still looks either lost, confused or too passive most of the time.

When/if everyone is healthy the guard line up you gotta go with in crunch time is Rubio and Shved.
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Post#8 Re: Malcolm Lee
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:20 am by Foye

Basti wrote:Yes, he's been a much better defender than Luke (which is pretty much anyone by default, though) and he's had a few nice moments offensively but as others said, he's a 3rd string guy off the bench. Offensively he still looks either lost, confused or too passive most of the time.

When/if everyone is healthy the guard line up you gotta go with in crunch time is Rubio and Shved.



I was not thinking about know...more like in 1 or 2 years once he is more developed as a player.
You can see in games that he does have a lot of potential. Offensively, he has obviously lots of work to do to even become an average nba PG/SG.
On D, I like that he tries to stay in front of his man rather than gambling on steals too much. Right now I would probably rate him as an average defender but he clearly has potential too be a much better defender. And he has already shown that he can make key defensive plays like that steal on OJ in crunch time.
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Post#9 Re: Malcolm Lee
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:52 am by Turnover_21

He also looks to be injury prone as hell.
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Post#10 Re: Malcolm Lee
Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:55 pm by Foye

Turnover_21 wrote:He also looks to be injury prone as hell.


Because his legs are as thin as other guys arms. :lol:
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Post#11 Re: Malcolm Lee
Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:43 pm by Tirion

very athletic, but needs A LOT of polishing. can't shoot too. probably will develop into a Marquis Daniels / Ronnie Brewer type if he works hard enough.
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Post#12 Re: Malcolm Lee
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:05 pm by Foye

Tirion wrote:very athletic, but needs A LOT of polishing. can't shoot too. probably will develop into a Marquis Daniels / Ronnie Brewer type if he works hard enough.


Which would be a really good return for what we've invested in him....the 43rd pick.
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Post#13 Re: Malcolm Lee
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:22 am by big3_8_19_21

If he can develop into that sort of a player before his contract runs out, then that's fine to keep him around, but developing a Marquis Daniels level rotation player is not worth investing years of development past that.
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Post#14 Re: Malcolm Lee
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:43 pm by Dewey

Tirion wrote:very athletic, but needs A LOT of polishing. can't shoot too. probably will develop into a Marquis Daniels / Ronnie Brewer type if he works hard enough.


Adequate role player, but he will have to prove he can hit the 3 if he wants longevity in the NBA. Now that he's finally healthy, I hope that he develops
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Post#15 Re: Malcolm Lee
Wed Dec 5, 2012 1:16 pm by Dan's with the Wolves

Dewey wrote:
Tirion wrote:very athletic, but needs A LOT of polishing. can't shoot too. probably will develop into a Marquis Daniels / Ronnie Brewer type if he works hard enough.


Adequate role player, but he will have to prove he can hit the 3 if he wants longevity in the NBA. Now that he's finally healthy, I hope that he develops

I am pleasantly surprised with his offense the last few games.
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Post#16 Re: Malcolm Lee
Fri Dec 7, 2012 2:29 am by horaceworthy

I've been shocked by his effectiveness in catch and shoot situations lately. He went from not being able to hit the broad side of the barn to nearly automatic. It would be really nice if it turned out to not just be a hot streak.
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Post#17 Re: Malcolm Lee
Fri Dec 7, 2012 3:04 am by FinnTheHuman

horaceworthy wrote:I've been shocked by his effectiveness in catch and shoot situations lately. He went from not being able to hit the broad side of the barn to nearly automatic. It would be really nice if it turned out to not just be a hot streak.


Yup. And he does nice cuts.
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Post#18 Re: Malcolm Lee
Fri Dec 7, 2012 9:59 am by Saltine

I'd rather have him than Courtney Lee, which is a very nice change in my point of view over the last season. Malcolm is developing nicely :)
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Post#19 Re: Malcolm Lee
Fri Dec 7, 2012 10:08 am by Maefteda

We might have a really good 2-combo with Lee and Shved. Lee as the good defender that knocks down a couple of 3's and Shved being the 4th quarter closer that can create.

This season I've always thought M. Lee had a good shooting stroke, but he has been chucking it up too much unnecessary and losing confidence in the process. Lately he has started waiting for his chances where he is open and sinks 'em.
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Post#20 Re: Malcolm Lee
Fri Dec 7, 2012 1:03 pm by theGreatRC

I know it's early, but when Lee was drafted, I made a thread comparing Lee to Afflalo.

Lee picks up a lot of stupid fouls, but sometimes it's just due to the inexperience, the vets are pulling some wily moves on young Lee and he falls for it.

If he could work on his corner 3 and his spot up shooting, we could have found a second round gem, i'm not going to put all my hopes on him being our 2-guard, though.
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