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February 2, 2017 03:30 PM
Steve Novak: Released by Bucks
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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).

December 29, 2016 11:55 AM
Bucks' Steve Novak: Plays three minutes Wednesday
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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.

December 26, 2016 01:35 PM
Bucks' Steve Novak: Out Monday with illness
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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.

November 28, 2016 02:26 PM
Bucks' Steve Novak: No appearances since Nov. 5
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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.

October 18, 2016 12:32 PM
Bucks' Steve Novak: Misses only three-point attempt Monday
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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.

August 30, 2016 04:26 PM
Bucks' Steve Novak: Fully recovered from sprained MCL
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Novak (knee) said Tuesday that he's feeling pain-free and will face no restrictions when training camp opens in late September, Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

After being traded from the Thunder to Nuggets and subsequently released last February, Novak quickly agreed to a contract with the Bucks, his hometown team. He would go on to appear in just three games with the team before suffering a season-ending sprained left MCL. As an unrestricted free agent this offseason, Novak never seriously considered joining any other teams, so it came as no surprise when he officially re-signed with the Bucks on Monday. With his health back intact, Novak will be able to provide the Bucks with some sharpshooting off the bench, but due to his limitations on the defensive end, it's unlikely that the 32-year-old be a regular rotation option for coach Jason Kidd.

August 29, 2016 04:52 PM
Bucks' Steve Novak: Re-signs with Bucks
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Novak officially re-signed with the Bucks on a one-year contract Monday.

Novak will fill the 15th spot on the Bucks' roster, providing the team with another veteran shooter off the bench. The 33-year-old suffered a sprained left MCL after appearing in just three games with the Bucks last season, but is expected to be fully healthy and ready to go prior to training camp. Novak likely won't see extended minutes as a regular rotational piece during the upcoming season, so he'll largely remain off the radar for fantasy purposes.

August 21, 2016 02:53 PM
Steve Novak: Expected to re-sign with Bucks
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Novak (knee) is expected to re-sign with the Bucks later in the offseason, Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The Bucks currently have 13 contracts on the books for the upcoming season and appear to be looking at reserving their final two roster spots for veteran shooters who can supplement the team's young core. Jason Terry, 38, has agreed principle to a deal with the Bucks that's expected to be finalized Monday, and the team is likely to use its remaining cap space to re-sign the 32-year-old Novak, a Milwaukee native who appeared in three games for his hometown squad in the second half of last season before being sidelined the rest of the way with an left MCL sprain. Fortunately, Novak didn't require surgery to address the injury, and after taking the last several months off to recover, he'll be ready to go for the start of training camp in the fall. Due to his limitations on the defensive end, Novak doesn't figure to be a regular cog in the rotation for coach Jason Kidd, but as a 43.1 percent career three-point shooter, he's capable of providing the Bucks with a threat from the outside on the occasions he does see the floor.

March 1, 2016 09:25 PM
Bucks' Steve Novak: Expected to resume workouts in the summer
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Novak (knee) indicated Tuesday that he won't require surgery to address his sprained left MCL, Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Novak, who has been ruled out for the season, will go with the rest and rehab route in order to recovery from the knee injury. He's expected to resume working out in the summer, so concerns over the ailment shouldn't be much of a factor in free agency for the veteran sharpshooter. Assuming Novak wants to continue his career, look for him to find a spot in training camp with an NBA team, though he may have to settle for a non-guaranteed contract.

February 28, 2016 05:17 PM
Bucks' Steve Novak: Will miss remainder of season with MCL sprain
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Novak will miss the remainder of the season with a sprained left MCL, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reports.

Novak was signed by the Bucks just six days ago and is now out for the season. It is a rough situation for the Bucks, as they really needed to add some three point shooting to their roster, something that Novak specializes in. Novak never figured to be much of a fantasy asset in standard or DFS leagues, but it is still a rough break for the veteran. It remains to be seen what will happen with Novak in the offseason.

February 27, 2016 11:49 PM
Bucks' Steve Novak: Injures knee Saturday
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Novak's injury that forced him to leave Saturday night's game is a sprained left knee, according to C.F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Novak, who said he didn't see how the injury occurred, will have the knee examined Sunday.

February 27, 2016 10:51 PM
Bucks' Steve Novak: Helped off court
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Novak was forced to leave Saturday night's game against the Pistons favoring his left leg, according to C.F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Novak, who is considered day-to-day leading up to Monday night's game against Houston, had four points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt) in 11 minutes.

February 22, 2016 08:01 PM
Bucks' Steve Novak: Available Monday
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Novak will be available to play in Monday's game against the Lakers, Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Novak signed with the Bucks on Monday after ultimately being released by the Nuggets on Friday. It would be fairly surprising for the veteran to see extended time on the court immediately, although Milwaukee has lacked an ample three-point shooter all season long, meaning he could find a recurring role off the bench in due time under limited minutes.

February 22, 2016 02:15 PM
Bucks' Steve Novak: Officially signs with Bucks
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Novak officially signed with the Bucks on Monday and took part in the team's morning shootaround, Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. It's unclear at this point whether Novak will be available Monday night against the Lakers.

As expected, Novak and the Bucks officially completed paperwork and a physical Monday morning, and the 32-year-old has joined his hometown team. Despite going through Monday's shootaround, Novak may still be held out as he adjusts to his new surroundings. Even if he's available, it's highly unlikely Novak plays a major role in his first game in a new uniform.

February 21, 2016 11:20 PM
Steve Novak: Set to sign with Bucks
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Novak is set to sign with the Bucks, Marc Stein of reports.

After being traded from Oklahoma City to Denver at Thursday's deadline, Novak made it known that he was interested in a buyout, and the Nuggets were content to oblige. Novak was bought out Friday and officially cleared waivers Sunday evening. Per Stein's report, the 32-year-old was en route to Milwaukee, and the signing is expected to become official sometime Monday. Novak, a Milwaukee area native, played only sparingly for the Thunder and hasn't been a regular rotational player in several seasons, but the Bucks are starved for shooting, so it's possible he could see consistent, but ultimately limited, run off the bench over the final third of the season. In order to accommodate Novak on the roster, Milwaukee released Chris Copeland on Sunday.

February 19, 2016 05:29 PM
Steve Novak: Released Friday
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Novak was released by the Nuggets Friday, Shams Charania of the Vertical reports.

Novak was just traded to the Nuggets at Thursday's deadline, but will now be released. Novak appeared in just seven games for the Thunder this season and never carved out a distinct role on the team. He will, however, be playoff eligible after he clears waivers, should a team decide to sign Novak later this season.

February 18, 2016 05:00 PM
Nuggets' Steve Novak: Expected to be bought out
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Novak will likely be bought out by the Nuggets, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.

Novak was traded to Denver on Thursday in a deal that brought Randy Foye to Oklahoma City, but the veteran was simply a throw-in in the trade, and the Nuggets are reportedly willing to work with Novak on a buyout. That would enable Novak to sign on with a new team, likely a contender, as the 32-year-old has expressed his desire to join a playoff-caliber club. Of course, another team would have to agree to take absorb Novak into an empty roster spot, but there figures to be interest given Novak's reputation as a sharpshooter and solid teammate. Per league rules, Novak would have to be bought out before March 1 to be playoff-eligible.

February 18, 2016 02:20 PM
Nuggets' Steve Novak: Dealt to Denver
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Novak was traded to the Nuggets on Thursday along with D.J. Augustin and two future second-round picks in exchange for Randy Foye, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

According to Wojnarowski, the Nuggets are still trying to find another team to take on the Novak's contract, as the team already has a sharpshooting veteran off the bench in Mike Miller. Novak has made just 42 appearances with the Jazz and Thunder over the last two seasons, as the 32-year-old seems to be more of a mentor in the locker room than an on-the-court asset at this juncture in his career.

February 12, 2016 02:35 PM
Thunder's Steve Novak: Scores season-high in points Thursday
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Novak notched six points (2-3 3Pt) and a rebound over two minutes during Thursday's victory over the Pelicans.

Novak has seen the court in just seven games this season, so it was rare appearance for him during Thursday's outing versus the Pelicans, as the Thunder had a commanding lead early on in the second half. Despite the season-high in points, Novak remains just an emergency option for the Thunder and on most nights won't even come off the bench.

January 25, 2016 02:15 PM
Thunder's Steve Novak: Hasn't played in last 17 games
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Novak (coach's decision) didn't come off the bench in Sunday's 116-106 loss to the Nets.

Novak was active for Sunday's game with Steven Adams (elbow) out and Josh Huestis and Mitch McGary suiting up with the D-League Oklahoma City Blue, but he's still routinely struggled to see the court. Despite being fully healthy, he hasn't played in the Thunder's last 17 games.