Bucks sign free agent Steve Novak, request waivers on Chris Copeland

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MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent forward Steve Novak. The team also requested waivers on forward Chris Copeland.

Novak, 32, has appeared in seven games for the Oklahoma City Thunder this season prior to being traded to Denver on Feb. 18. He has appeared in 456 career games (six starts), averaging 4.7 points and 1.3 rebounds while shooting 43.2% from three-point range in 10 seasons with Houston, L.A. Clippers, Dallas, San Antonio, New York, Toronto, Utah and Oklahoma City. The Marquette University product was drafted by Houston with the 32nd overall pick of the 2006 NBA Draft.

In 24 games (one start) for the Bucks this season, Copeland averaged 2.1 points and 0.5 assists in 6.5 minutes per game.