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Steve Novak | Forward

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
College: Marquette
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Steve Novak (abdomen) has been cleared to play, but he will be inactive for Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers.
It's good to see him healthy again, but Novak won't have any fantasy value with the Thunder this season. Leave him on the wire. Mar 11 - 6:36 PM

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Steve Novak had an appendectomy on Tuesday, and he will be sidelined for the next two weeks.

He's not a major part of OKC's rotations, so there aren't any major fantasy implications with this news. Novak belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Feb 24 - 6:40 PM

Steve Novak didn't score in his Thunder debut on Sunday, missing both of his shot attempts in nine minutes off the bench.

He had only one assist and one turnover to his credit, and the veteran 3-point specialist isn't worth fantasy owners' attention even while Kevin Durant (foot) is out of commission.
Feb 22 - 10:14 PM

Oklahoma City acquired Steve Novak in the Enes Kanter trade on Thursday.

OKC has 16 players on their roster, so Novak may be bought out. Even if he somehow stays, he won't be in the rotation and can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
Feb 19 - 4:03 PM

Steve Novak hit 4-of-5 shots (all threes) for 12 points with one rebound and two assists in 12 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Novak hasn't been blurbed since the preseason and that's all owners need to know at this time. If he can make it two in a row we'll let you know.
Feb 10 - 2:27 AM

Steve Novak has impressed the Jazz since being traded to Utah in July, and coach Quin Snyder is thrilled that Novak "creates so much space" offensively.

"[Offensive spacing] is really important for us because we have some guys who can get to the rim," Snyder said. "We want the ball to break the paint on every possession, so if there’s one fewer man in the lane, it’s a good thing for us." Novak barely played in Toronto last season but it sounds like he'll have a reliable role at SF/PF in Utah, and deep-league owners should watch him as a 3-point specialist.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 08:03:00 PM

Steve Novak is excited to be joining the Jazz, and likes the system that coach Quin Snyder runs.

"I [am] extremely excited," Novak said. "It’s a young group we have, but we can get a lot better quickly. [Snyder's system is] up-tempo. It’s scoring. It’s shooting. It’s exciting. I think it’s a great fit for me." Novak is a bottom of the bench kind of guy, and he's not likely to have much fantasy value in Utah outside of deep leagues. However, that could change if unrestricted free agents Richard Jefferson and Marvin Williams leave via free agency.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 12:56:00 PM

The Jazz acquired Steve Novak in a trade on Friday.

The Raptors will send the remaining two years and $7.2 million left on Novak's contract with a future second-round pick in exchange for Diante Garrett. The Jazz ranked 25th in 3-point percentage last season and Novak could be able to improve on his 10.0 minutes per game from last season. The Jazz are currently thin at small forward, but Marvin Williams has said he wants to return to Utah, which would affect Novak's playing time. He should only be viewed as a specialist in deep fantasy leagues. As a side note, Masai Ujiri may be a magician in his spare time.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 04:44:00 PM

Raptors forward Steve Novak made 5-of-6 shots from downtown to finish Sunday's road victory with 15 points and one rebound in 20 minutes.

This perfectly encapsulates Novak's role in Toronto, where he's asked to do little beyond spreading the court with his 3-point shooting. His hot hand made up for John Salmons' lousy two points on 1-of-6 shooting, and it reduced Landry Fields to a virtual DNP-CD. With Patrick Patterson (elbow) expected to miss 7-10 days, there’s a good chance Novak will provide a steady dose of 3-pointers this week.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 10:17:00 PM

Steve Novak scored 12 points in 12 minutes during Wednesday's loss to Sacramento.

Nine of Novak's 12 points came from downtown as the Raptors dusted off the 30-year-old from the end of their bench. Novak has had a "DNP-CD" next to his name for four of the Raptors' last nine games, so while he can provide fantasy owners in extremely deep leagues with some help in the 3-pointer category, Novak can be ignored in most fantasy circles.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 11:22:00 AM

Steve Novak started for injured DeMar DeRozan on Monday against the Nets and posted just one assist in 22 minutes.

Novak missed five shots too but at that rate who is counting. He probably discount double-checked his way out of the rotation tonight.
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 10:11:00 PM

Steve Novak will start in place of DeMar DeRozan on Monday night vs. the Nets.

DeRozan did not travel and could miss more time with his sprained foot/ankle. Novak will likely just be more of a placeholder for the starting unit and John Salmons could still see the bulk of the minutes next to Terrence Ross on the wing.
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 06:53:00 PM

Steve Novak scored three points in 28 minutes vs. the Lakers on Sunday, making 1-of-9 shots from downtown.

He grabbed three rebounds with no other stats to his credit, but this game was more encouraging than it may appear at first glance. The 28 minutes were a season-high, as were his nine shots, and the fact that they were all 3-point attempts is terrific for a career 43.1 percent 3-point marksman. John Salmons and Patrick Patterson present a renewed threat to Novak's bench role, however, so he's best avoided until the dust settles.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 12:42:00 AM

Steve Novak's back is feeling better and he'll be available for Friday's game against the Bulls.

He hasn't done much this season but it is possible he could get hot down the road and start making a lot of 3-pointers. Just keep an eye on him in case it happens.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 12:01:00 PM

Steve Novak (back) will not play against the Rockets on Monday.

He's been in and out of the lineup with this back injury and was more or less out of the rotation to begin with. Novak has no fantasy value.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 06:43:00 PM

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2Anthony Morrow
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SF1Kevin Durant
2Kyle Singler
3Steve Novak
4Perry Jones
PF1Serge Ibaka
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C1Enes Kanter
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