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Roster Report

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PLAYER NOTES

--C Jason Maxiell continues to play steady minutes off the bench because F Charlie Villanueva is sidelined with an ankle injury. Maxiell has played the kind of physical defense coach Lawrence Frank is looking for but he's hurting the team at the other end. His performance against Minnesota Wednesday was another example of that, as Maxiell made four turnovers, matching his point total in 23 minutes. Like many opponents, the Timberwolves fouled him on dunk and lay-up attempts because he's a poor free throw shooter and he made just 2 of 6, including an air-ball.

--C Ben Wallace played the entire first quarter Wednesday after Greg Monroe picked up two quick fouls but his 37-year-old knees limited him to eight minutes the rest of the game. He had two points, two rebounds, three steals and three turnovers. Jonas Jerebko, whom Wallace replaced in the lineup, had foul trouble of his own and managed just one basket in 25 minutes.

--G Brandon Knight shot just 3-of-11 Wednesday, but it was far from a poor outing for the rookie. He had six assists and hounded Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio into a 1-of-8 shooting night. Knight's offensive contributions have been spotty but he hasn't let it affect other aspects of his game, a promising sign for the lottery pick.

MEDICAL WATCH

--F Charlie Villanueva (right ankle sprain) has missed the last eight games and is out indefinitely.

--G Will Bynum (sprained right foot) has missed three consecutive games and is doubtful to play Friday against Memphis.

ROTATION

Starters:

--Point guard Brandon Knight

--Shooting guard Ben Gordon

--Small forward Tayshaun Prince

--Power forward Greg Monroe

--Center Ben Wallace

Bench:

--Guard Rodney Stuckey

--Forward Damien Wilkins

--Forward Jonas Jerebko

--Center Jason Maxiell

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