Mavericks not expected to waive Courtney Lee despite calf injury
The Dallas Mavericks are not expected to waive Courtney Lee despite the guard suffering a season-ending calf injury.
Lee suffered a calf injury during the shutdown that required surgery, the New York Times’ Marc Stein reported on Monday.
The Mavericks will be among the teams looking for roster reinforcements Tuesday when the NBA's one-week transaction window opens after veteran swingman Courtney Lee suffered a calf injury during the shutdown that required surgery, league sources say
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 22, 2020
Despite his absence, Dallas Morning News reporter Brad Townsend says the Mavs are not planning to waive Lee. They reportedly value his leadership and presence.
I’m told Mavs have no plans to waive Courtney Lee, despite calf injury that required season-ending surgery. Ideally they want Lee in Orlando. He’s a respected locker room guy, perhaps most importantly by Luka Doncic. If Lee remains on roster, no addition, including Broekhoff.
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) June 22, 2020
Lee, 34, is in his second season with the Mavs. He only played in 14.4 minutes per game and averaged 4.5 points per game.