Bucks Waive Chris Copeland

MONDAY, 10:50am: The move is official, the team announced.

SUNDAY, 8:11pm: The Bucks have waived Chris Copeland, according to Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group and the Cleveland Plain Dealer (on Twitter). The team has not issued an official announcement, but Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times indicates via Twitter that the move has been made to make room for Steve Novak.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com first reported Saturday that the Bucks would likely release Copeland. The Bucks are responsible for the remainder of Copeland’s $1.1MM salary, as Bobby Marks of The Vertical on Yahoo Sports tweets. The Bucks reportedly signed Novak today once he cleared waivers.

The Bucks signed Copeland this past offseason, but the veteran never made an impact with the team. The 31-year-old is averaging 2.1 points and 0.5 assists in 6.5 minutes per game this season. As a journeyman and late-bloomer, Copeland likely won’t draw much interest around the league.

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