By Michael De Leon, Project Spurs
A year ago, former San Antonio Spurs sharpshooting forward and NBA journeyman Steve Novak made a return to the NBA after a stint with the D-League's Reno Bighorns.
While he averaged just over eight minutes per game in San Antonio, Novak came up big in a pair of victories, displaying a hot shooting touch. Not too much later, our own Paul Garcia and several Spurs fans on Twitter dubbed him "The Accountant."
While the Spurs decided against bringing back Novak, waiving the Marquette alumnus during training camp, he seems to have found a home in New York with the Knicks.
A year later, "the accountant" has now become "Novakane", and he's been on a tear since his former Bighorns teammate Jeremy Lin was inserted into the starting lineup.
Novak scored in double figures eight times in February, twice this month before his Wednesday night game back in San Antonio. Add to that the fact that he was trending worldwide on Twitter and even got some recognition from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers when Novak did the "Discount Double Check" after sinking five three-pointers against the Cleveland Cavaliers last week and it's safe to say that Novak has made the adjustment into a big market.
"It really hasn't been a huge adjustment to be honest," Novak said. "In terms of the style of play I was very comfortable here (San Antonio) and I'm very comfortable in New York."
"It's a different world out there in New York and it definitely is a big market. It's fun though, it's really fun," Novak added.
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