NBA: Steve Novak, veteran journeyman, shows the tough life of changing teams

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Steve Novak, a 10-year NBA veteran, shows the other side of a trade in a light-hearted manner.

Forward Steve Novak has had a tough NBA career as a professional basketball journeyman.

Since being drafted by the Houston Rockets as the 32nd overall pick, he has bounced around numerous teams – including the Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, and most recently for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In the recent trade deadline, Novak was dealt to the Denver Nuggets, where he was subsequently waived. Later, he signed with the Milwaukee Bucks, where he had ties as a player for Marquette University.

For his career, he is known to be a reliable “stretch-four” who can knock down shots from long range with a career average of 43 percent from three-point distance.

Novak outlined the trouble of continuously uprooting and transferring his family after a trade between franchises are made in a light-hearted manner, courtesy of his young son playing backyard basketball:

Among those who caught the attention of the post was Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, who posted this witty comment:

For middle to bottom line NBA players like Novak, they are considered as guns for hire for teams who are looking for role players that will fit the mould of their system. Once their services are no longer needed, they have to walk through the employment line again until another team is in need of their role-playing ways.

Who knows, maybe Dwyane Wade will see Steve Novak take his talents to South Beach eventually?

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