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    "Backup forward Steve Novak was waived by the Spurs on Monday, shortly before the team’s scrimmage at the AT&T Center.

    Novak had been signed to a contract on Thursday. He played on the team for 23 games last season, averaging 4.0 points in 8.6 minutes per game.

    His departure comes on the heels of Antonio McDyess’ retirement earlier this season.

    Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Novak likely is headed to New York with a guaranteed contract."


    I like it. Gives Jorts and Jerome more time to mature, and Novak can really stroke the three. Will get the vet min, so we can still use the mini-MLE on Stevenson, Redd or Posey. Sign me up.

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    Originally Posted by StarksOverJordan
    "Backup forward Steve Novak was waived by the Spurs on Monday, shortly before the team’s scrimmage at the AT&T Center.

    Novak had been signed to a contract on Thursday. He played on the team for 23 games last season, averaging 4.0 points in 8.6 minutes per game.

    His departure comes on the heels of Antonio McDyess’ retirement earlier this season.

    Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Novak likely is headed to New York with a guaranteed contract."


    I like it. Gives Jorts and Jerome more time to mature, and Novak can really stroke the three. Will get the vet min, so we can still use the mini-MLE on Stevenson, Redd or Posey. Sign me up.
    I said to sign Novak at the start of the offseason. He can shoot the 3 ball and Mike D requires this ability.

    I hope we can get Posey but Novak would be nice to come off the bench and hit some 3's.

    I like the idea of management.

    Drafting Shumpert, signing Tyson Chandler, Baron Davis, and now Novak....good moves that address needs.

    With Novak our bench won't be solid but it will be better since our style fits his game perfectly. Jack up those 3's Novak!

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    Originally Posted by StarksOverJordan
    "Backup forward Steve Novak was waived by the Spurs on Monday, shortly before the team’s scrimmage at the AT&T Center.

    Novak had been signed to a contract on Thursday. He played on the team for 23 games last season, averaging 4.0 points in 8.6 minutes per game.

    His departure comes on the heels of Antonio McDyess’ retirement earlier this season.

    Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Novak likely is headed to New York with a guaranteed contract."


    I like it. Gives Jorts and Jerome more time to mature, and Novak can really stroke the three. Will get the vet min, so we can still use the mini-MLE on Stevenson, Redd or Posey. Sign me up.
    Doesn't this team have enough scoring? shouldn't we look to bring a defensive presence[or, someone who can score AND defend] off of the bench at the SF/PF position?

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    Originally Posted by carlhil2
    Doesn't this team have enough scoring? shouldn't we look to bring a defensive presence off of the bench at the SF/PF position?
    Posey would be the better fit but this helps spread the floor.

    Jeffries and Balkman can play defense. We are in desperate need for a stretch 3/4 that can hit the outside shot. Shawne Williams would have filled this need. I guess Novak will cover the offensive part of that if Posey isn't signed.

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    Novak will definitely only get the Vets Minimum. They are still going to use the Mini-MLE, since Novak is a scoring big man. (One can hope)

    I think they will go for a defensive minded swingman in Stevenson. He knows Chandler, brings a goon element, and can bring some solid defense with Shumpert and Douglas.

    Also he can play either SF or SG. I think its a no brainer. Also if Balkman has another great game I would trade him while his stock is high. 2nd round pick possibly?

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    We can only sign ONE additional player, our roster is already up to 14 guys.

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    Originally Posted by StarksOverJordan
    Novak will definitely only get the Vets Minimum. They are still going to use the Mini-MLE, since Novak is a scoring big man. (One can hope)

    I think they will go for a defensive minded swingman in Stevenson. He knows Chandler, brings a goon element, and can bring some solid defense with Shumpert and Douglas.

    Also he can play either SF or SG. I think its a no brainer. Also if Balkman has another great game I would trade him while his stock is high. 2nd round pick possibly?
    As much as I like Stevenson, we don't need ANOTHER guard on this team.

    We need a forward.

    Right now our backup PF is Jared Jeffries...we can't have that come playoff time.

    We need Posey for the 2.5 mil. Or some other forward.

    If we get Stevenson then your almost guaranteeing Douglas and/or Fields gets traded. It would be a log jam of guards.

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    Originally Posted by Dzwonsson
    We can only sign ONE additional player, our roster is already up to 14 guys.

    Devin Green and Hunter can be cut at anytime. I dont even count them.

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    Originally Posted by StarksOverJordan
    Novak will definitely only get the Vets Minimum. They are still going to use the Mini-MLE, since Novak is a scoring big man. (One can hope)

    I think they will go for a defensive minded swingman in Stevenson. He knows Chandler, brings a goon element, and can bring some solid defense with Shumpert and Douglas.

    Also he can play either SF or SG. I think its a no brainer. Also if Balkman has another great game I would trade him while his stock is high. 2nd round pick possibly?
    I thought they already used the Mini-MLE on B. Davis? I hope we don't give Novak the 2.5. He's not worth it and it would be a smack in the face to Davis.

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    The [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] plan to sign three-point specialist [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to a one-year deal, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
    Novak, a 6-foot-11 forward, does have to pass through waivers unclaimed. The Knicks would guarantee Novak a league minimum contract for the 2011-12 season.

    Brought into [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] camp late last week, the Spurs released Novak and placed him on waivers Monday night.
    Novak played 23 games for the Spurs in the 2010-’11 season, and has 225 career appearances with the Spurs, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Out of his 720 career field-goal attempts, 513 are from behind the three-point line. He’s shooting a career .417 on his three pointers.

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    Originally Posted by KingofNy
    I thought they already used the Mini-MLE on B. Davis? I hope we don't give Novak the 2.5. He's not worth it and it would be a smack in the face to Davis.
    No Davis was given the vet minimum.

    It wouldn't be a smack in the face as it makes no difference to the player how much their new team signs them for. Whatever the new team pays the player is deducted from the salary that their previous team is still paying them.

    Say X player is owed 15 million. Team A amnesties him. Team B signs him to a 2 million dollar contract. Team A now owes him 13 million of the 15 million.

    At the end of the day the amnestied player makes the same amount regardless.

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    not a bad move considering he could be a good role player and stretch the floor for us I like his corner 3 ability as that will be huge for us. Now really all thats left is Stevenson or Posey and this team will be set for a run.

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    Originally Posted by DaTPRiNCE
    not a bad move considering he could be a good role player and stretch the floor for us I like his corner 3 ability as that will be huge for us. Now really all thats left is Stevenson or Posey and this team will be set for a run.
    Agreed. What to do with Bill Walker and Balkman is the next question.

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