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

Steve Novak, Marc Gasol

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Steve Novak (6) shoots against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 3, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)


MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks signed free agent forward Steve Novak on Monday and requested waivers on forward Chris Copeland.

Novak appeared in seven games for the Oklahoma City Thunder this season before being traded to Denver, which waived him last week. The 32-year-old from Marquette was drafted by Houston with the 32nd overall pick in 2006. He has appeared in 456 career games including six starts, averaging 4.7 points and 1.3 rebounds while shooting 43.2 percent from 3-point range in 10 seasons with the Rockets, the L.A. Clippers, Dallas, San Antonio, New York, Toronto, Utah and Oklahoma City.

Copeland averaged 2.1 points and 0.5 assists in 6.5 minutes over 24 games for the Bucks this season.