Steve Novak, a 6-10 forward who has been in the NBA the last
four seasons, will be joining the Mavericks as a training camp invitee.
Novak was the 32nd overall pick in the 2006 draft
by Houston. He played two seasons with the Rockets and has been with the Los
Angeles Clippers the last two seasons. The former Marquette standout averaged
6.9 points in 2008-09, when he knocked in 41 percent of his 3-point shots.
The 27-year-old played just 54 games for the Clippers last
The Mavericks are looking for a backup to Dirk Nowitzki who
plays a similar style, which Novak does.