assists from the 2
assists from the 1
Honestly I think Novak is only a little worse then Stat defensively
Now that's funny .... when both Melo & JR.Smith offense were define by using a lot of Allen Iverson tactics. JR.Smith best season as a 6th-Man were with AI as his teammate. The only move Melo & JR.Smith couldnt steal from AI was the first-step cross-over (Kobe Bryant were the only player in the league with top-skills able to steal AI first-step cross-over move.).
Novak received my vote of confidence when he showed he could box-out and rebound in the paint for several games when Stat/Melo/Jorts wasnt available. Novak peremeter shooting became the fire to light the candles on our offensive cake in the 2nd half of the season.
The Knicks frontcourt lineup of "6.10 Novak & 6.11 Jefferies" became our best switch-position-fowards on offense/defense during the Lin-Sanity era that broke into the rotation to unleash all the dominating skills of our center Tyson Chandler.
Novak is what he is at this point. Good to hear he's staying in shape though.