Well Boston are good at running you off the 3pt line and guarding Crawford with Novak is a joke so just taking that specific example I'd disagree. Game was in hand, sure we took a timeout and adjusted and put the brakes on them but we were never in a position to lose that game.
I'm sure Novak would have his uses as the playoffs continue. I just dunno who we could get for Novak that would be as useful as him. He spreads the floor, keeps his defender honest and when he plays PF he keeps his man out of the paint and frees up the lane.
I don't really expect a whole lot more from the 10th/11th guy on the roster.