Another 10 days for Steve Novak
That’s the official word from the team:
The San Antonio Spurs today announced they have signed forward Steve Novak to a second 10-day contract.Â Novak signed his first 10-day contract with the Spurs on February 8 becoming the eighth call-up of the 2010-11 NBA Development League season.
Novak, a 6-10 forward, appeared in five games for the Spurs, averaging 2.6 points in 4.3 minutes per game, while shooting .444 (4-9) from the field and .429 (3-7) from three-point territory.
Novak’s re-signing keeps the Spurs roster at 13 players. His next 10-day contract will be up just after March 1, which is the deadline for teams to sign players who have been bought out for the playoffs.
After the trade deadline ends this Thursday, several players will agree to buy-outs with their current clubs to make them free agents. From there, they’ll be free to sign with anyone and contenders (like the Spurs) will be looking to add some additional help for the playoffs for cheap.
Basically, there’s a good chance Novak’s next 10 days will be his last in the silver and black. And the Spurs will bring in a solid veteran to take his place on the roster. I would be surprised if the front office kept more than 13 players on the roster for the rest of the season.
So enjoy the Haley’s Comet that is Matt Bonner and Steve Novak in the same lineup.