The Bucks plan to sign Steve Novak on Sunday or Monday once he clears waivers, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com. Earlier today, it was reported that the Bucks were the front-runners to sign the 32-year-old. Milwaukee will likely waive Chris Copeland to create a roster spot for him, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com reports via Twitter.
Novak, who played his college ball at Marquette University, agreed to a buyout with the Nuggets on Friday after the team acquired him in the Randy Foye trade. Prior to the trade, Novak saw action in seven games for the Thunder, averaging just 3.4 minutes per game.
Copeland signed a $1.1MM deal with the Bucks last offseason, but hasn’t seen the court much during his time in Milwaukee. The 31-year-old is averaging 2.1 points and 0.5 assists in 6.5 minutes per game this season. He is sporting a career low 5.6 player efficiency rating.