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Salt Lake Tribune Jul 10, 2014

Utah Jazz: Sharpshooting Steve Novak happy to be headed to Utah

Every day after school, the coach’s son would be dropped off at the high school gym. The older boys of Brown Deer, Wis., practiced on one half of the floor, and the boy would shoot on the other. Stop jacking up 3s, the coach would tell his son. You’re going to be playing underneath the basket. “Steve just shook his head,” Mike Novak recalls, “and went back out and shot 3s.” Fast forward to now. The Utah Jazz certainly won’t try to stifle that inclination. The Jazz on Thursday completed a trade t...
SLC Dunk Jul 7, 2014

Utah Jazz stretch big Steve Novak is excellent at three pointers, but is that enough?

Sometimes all it takes to get on the floor is to be great at something The Utah Jazz traded away fan favorite Diante Garrett for Steve Novak . For the Toronto Raptors it was a salary dump, where they will waive Garret's non-guaranted $915k and end up saving over $7 million over the next two seasons. The Raptors didn't really use Novak last season, as the stretch big would only see action in 54 games in the regular season, and end up playing just 15 minutes in the playoffs. For them, this move was necessary and helped them out with their current plans for being a playoff contender out...
Salt Lake Tribune Jul 7, 2014

Kragthorpe: Jazz’s Steve Novak, Kyle Korver a lot alike

The comparison of Steve Novak to Kyle Korver may stem mainly from convenience or wishful thinking for most people, but there’s an almost eerie coincidence for me involving the two of them. They are easily characterized as white forwards with shooting ability and not much else, with basically one skill enabling them to sustain long NBA careers that will include their stints with the Jazz, now that Novak is being traded from Toronto. Korver played nearly three seasons in Utah after being traded fr...
SLC Dunk Jul 6, 2014

Jazz forward Steve Novak ready for a bigger role, excited to move family to Utah

The hardest working man in the Utah media market, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News, had a great story that is a must read. The Utah Jazz made a surprising move with a foreign club while most of us were getting down to grilling meat and getting nagged by our loved ones about "burning it" and/or "under cooking it". On Independence Day the Jazz traded fan favorite Diante Garrett to the Toronto Raptors (who will immediately waive him) for stretch four Steve Novak and a future pick. We detailed all of it here, here, here, and here. But there's more you must read. I mean it. It's a requirement....
Rotoworld Jul 6, 2014

Steve Novak excited to join young Utah core - Steve Novak (F) Utah Jazz

Steve Novak is excited to be joining the Jazz, and likes the system that coach Quin Snyder runs.
SLC Dunk Jul 4, 2014

NBA Trade: Utah Jazz trade Diante Garrett to Toronto Raptors for Steve Novak and a future pick

Cracking the code for what this move really means. Today Yahoo! Sports guru / telepath Adrian Wojnarowski announced that the Utah Jazz and Toronto Raptors were making a trade. Former newspaper reporter Diana got the scoop on the rest of the world and gave us all the facts here (check it out, vote in the poll!). But basics are that the Raptors, seeking some manner of cap relief, traded away Steve Novak to the Jazz, along with a future second rounder. (Through the powers of internet research, I found out it's either going to be a 2015 2nd rounder, or a 2017 2nd rounder -- details here.) The...
SLC Dunk Jul 4, 2014

Utah Jazz Trade for Steve Novak from the Toronto Raptors

Utah Jazz make a trade with the Toronto Raptors This news broke today! Toronto has traded Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2014 From Woj's article: Along with Novak and the two years and $7.2 million left on his contract, the Raptors will send a future second-round draft pick to Utah, sources said. The deal can't be completed until the league's moratorium ends on Thursday. The Jazz will send the Raptors guard Diante Garrett, who, with a $915,000 non-guaranteed deal for this season, will be waived, sources...
Deseret Morning News Jul 4, 2014
Jazz to trade Diante Garrett to Toronto for Steve Novak, second-rounder

Jazz to trade Diante Garrett to Toronto for Steve Novak, second-rounder

Novak gives the Jazz a veteran big man who can shoot from the outside, filling a need the team has going into the 2014-15...
Deseret Morning News Jul 4, 2014
Jazz to trade Diante Garrett to Toronto for Steve Novak, 2nd-round pick

Jazz to trade Diante Garrett to Toronto for Steve Novak, 2nd-round pick

Steve Novak gives the Jazz a veteran big man who can shoot from the outside, filling a need the team has going into the...
Salt Lake Tribune Jul 4, 2014

Kragthorpe: Steve Novak brings much-needed shooting to Utah Jazz

There’s a lot to like about the Jazz’s reported trade for Toronto forward Steve Novak. The Jazz desperately need shooting, and that’s Novak’s game. He’s more of a shooting specialist than former Jazzman Kyle Korver, which is to say his game is limited. But what the Marquette product can do as an NBA player, he does very well. He’s a career 43.9-percent shooter from 3-point range over eight seasons, almost exactly the same figure as Korver. Novak has two years remaining on his contract, and is ow...
Raptors HQ Jul 4, 2014
Steve Novak Traded to the Jazz

Steve Novak Traded to the Jazz

Keep working those phones, Masai I would embed a tweet by the all seeing, all knowing Woj here, but I'm DVR-ing the Colombia-Brazil game and I'm trying to avoid Twitter. Anyway, the super-busy Masai Ujiri has flipped three-point specialist Steve Novak, and a second rounder, to the Utah Jazz for some guy named Diante Garrett, whose contract isn't guaranteed (bye-bye, Diante). In the Utah Jazz, Ujiri has found a partner willing to take on some salary, which frees up some valuable cap-space for the Raps. Novak makes $3.4 million this season and $3.7 million in 2015-2016. With that small...
Salt Lake Tribune Jul 4, 2014

Report: Utah Jazz trade for Toronto forward Steve Novak

The Utah Jazz have reportedly traded guard Diante Garrett for Toronto Raptors small forward Steve Novak, according to Yahoo! Sports NBA expert Adrian Wojnarowski. The Jazz will receive Novak and his two year, $7.2 million contract, along with a future second round pick, in exchange for Garrett, Wojnaroski reported. Novak, an eight year NBA veteran, played in 54 games for Toronto last season and started one, averaging 3.3 points and 1.1 rebounds per game. Novak was originally drafted by the Ho...

Steve Novak says Jason Kidd makes the Bucks interesting again

Toronto Raptors forward Steve Novak, a former star at Marquette, was teammates with new Bucks coach Jason Kidd twice in his career - in Dallas in 2010-'11 and in New York in 2012-'13.

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