Bucks Sign Steve Novak

MONDAY, 10:51am: The signing is official, the team announced, also confirming Copeland’s release.

SUNDAY, 4:22pm: The Bucks have signed Steve Novak, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The team has yet to make an official announcement, but Stein indicates the deal is done.

Stein first reported on Saturday that the Bucks planned to sign Novak. The veteran small forward just cleared waivers from the Nuggets, who released him Friday as part of a buyout deal. Denver acquired him from the Thunder in the Randy Foye trade.

The Thunder rarely used Novak this season. He made only seven appearances, averaging just 3.4 minutes per game. The move presents a bit of a homecoming for Novak, who played his college ball at Marquette University. The Bucks will be Novak’s ninth different team in 10 seasons in the league. By signing Novak, who carved out a name for himself over his career for his 3-point shooting prowess, the Bucks are also expected to waive small forward Chris Copeland.

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