According to Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times, Steve Novak will likely accept an offer to play in Spain or Russia.
Novak spent last season with the San Antonio Spurs and appeared in 30 games. He averaged 3.5 points, shot 56% from the three-point line, and shot 52% from the field in 7.2 minutes per game. He was signed to a 10-day contract with the Spurs in February and then was signed for the rest of the season in March.
The shooting ace should get significant minutes overseas and with the NBA lockout in full swing, he will be able to generate income as well.
The day S. Novak decides to leave the spurs will be another sad for the spurs. He stands 6'10', shoots well beyond the arc and on the few times he was utilized, he seemed comfortable and even rebounded the ball. Coach POP said he was hired to shoot the ball but, even the times M. Bonner was not playing well, Mr. Novak was not given the chance to earn his pay. Was it because he was not 6'7"" or shorter? I believe he play as small forward.He is one of the several journeymen longing for a home. Based on the article above, on the few occasions his services were used he shot 56% beyond the arc and 52% from the field. Yet, he remained a free agent. What was the spurs looking for? Its not very often that a player of his height and shooting prowess comes by. Was his defense wanting? What can we say about M. Bonner and R. Jefferson? He is 27 yrs old, an age preferred by the team. If it is true that is leaving, I hope his contract provides for a escape clause so he could return to the nba, if not with the spurs. This is L. Scola, I. Mahinmi all over again.