The Knicks may use Steve Novak as a bargaining chip in tonight’s draft, according to a tweet from Jared Zwerling of ESPN New York.
Moving Novak could help the team move up the draft board or accumulate picks in the second round.
Novak has been a Knick for two years. He signed a four-year, $15 million contract last summer after a career-best season in New York.
Novak played 1.5 more minutes per game this past regular season, but his three-point shooting percentage dipped from a career-high 47.2 percent to 42.5 percent. In his first season with the Knicks, Novak averaged 16.8 points per 36 minutes. Last season that number dwindled to 11.7 points.
If Glen Grunwald is able to trade Novak for anything more than a couple of basketballs and a signed picture of Bill Simmons then he should do that immediately.
Novak is a nice guy and a great shooter from three. But, he cant create his own shot, plays no defense and when he is not making his shot he is useless on the floor.
Taking his bad contract and turning that into picks would be fantastic. Will it happen? Probably not.