Mavericks' Courtney Lee has season-ending calf surgery

Dallas Mavericks guard/forward Courtney Lee suffered a season-ending calf injury during the NBA's hiatus, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times.

What It Means:

The injury required surgery and will keep Lee out of the restart in Orlando. The Mavericks are not expected to waive Lee in order to pick up another player, so look for Delon Wright and J.J. Barea to take on additional minutes. Lee averaged 20.4 minutes in 10 games after the All-Star break, a huge jump from 10.1 minutes before the break. However, his usage rate actually fell from 13.0 percent to 11.3 percent.

Lee has the second-lowest usage rate (11.9 percent) on the Mavericks this season, so his absence doesn't open up too many looks on offense. Wright does see his usage rate rise slightly from 12.2 percent to 14.5 percent when he isn't sharing the floor with Lee.