The Bucks have announced that Steve Novak will miss the rest of the season with a sprained MCL, tweets Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today. The newly acquired small forward suffered the injury during Saturday’s game with the Pistons.
Novak was sent from the Thunder to the Nuggets as part of a deal at the trade deadline for Randy Foye. Denver released him last week, and he signed with Milwaukee on Monday after clearing waivers. Novak played in just three games for the Bucks before the injury, scoring 7 points in 20 minutes of action.
The Bucks don’t have any roster openings and don’t have enough injured players to qualify for a hardship exception. Milwaukee is Novak’s ninth franchise in his 10-year NBA career. He will become a free agent again this summer.