Novak has been released by the Bucks following Thursday's trade with the Hornets, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. The Bucks acquired Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes from the Hornets in exchange for Miles Plumlee on Thursday, and they'll release Novak in order to free up a roster spot to accommodate the new additions. Novak, a Milwaukee-area native, has not been a regular contributor this season, appearing in only eight games and logging just 22 total minutes. The 33-year-old will likely consider retirement, but it's possible he could look to find another NBA home, though he hasn't been a rotational player in nearly three years. Since leaving the Knicks in 2013, Novak has spent stints with the Raptors, Thunder (twice). Jazz and Bucks (twice).
Novak tallied one rebound in three minutes during Wednesday's 119-94 win over the Pistons. Despite missing a game earlier in the week with an illness, Novak was healthy enough to suit up and appeared in only his sixth game of the season. The 33-year-old has struggled in his limited time, attempting one three-pointer in all but one game. Novak has yet to score this season and, barring an injury, should continue to be on the outside of the Bucks' rotation.
Novak is dealing with an illness and is listed as out for Monday's game against the Wizards. Novak has picked up garbage-time minutes in three of the past four games, but his absence Monday won't affect coach Jason Kidd's rotation plans. The veteran sharpshooter has seen no more than four minutes in any of his five appearances on the season.
Novak (coach's decision) didn't get off the bench during Sunday's 104-96 win over the Magic. Novak dressed for Sunday's contest with Khris Middleton (hamstring) and Rashad Vaughn occupying the Bucks' two inactive spots, but he never received any serious consideration to take the floor in what was a competitive affair. The veteran sharpshooter has made only one appearance on the season, a four-minute stint against the Kings back on Nov. 5.
Novak missed his only three-point attempt during his eight minutes of action in Monday's preseason loss to the Pistons. Novak saw a preseason high in minutes, but failed to truly capitalize. Other than shooting 2-for-3 from beyond the arc this preseason, he has yet to acquire any other stats. The 33-year-old remains nothing more than a deep bench option to provide three-point shooting.
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