Novak hints that he could be headed for Spain or Russia during lockout

Spurs backup forward Steve Novak says he is likely to play overseas during the lockout.

Novak told Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal-Times that heif the NBA’s lockout extends into the regular season (Hat tip to Project

He would be the second player on the Spurs roster at the end of last season to play overseas during the lockout. Backup point guard Chris Quinn on a one-year, $1 million contract.

Novak, 28, appeared in 30 games for the Spurs last season after joining the team on a 10-day contract in February. He was productive in limited playing time, averaging 3.5 points and shootiing 56 percent of his 3-pointers in 7.2 minutes per game as he earned a contract through the end of the season. He also made the team’s playoff roster, playing six minutes in Game 4 of the six-game series loss to Memphis.

His shooting abilities have enabled him to play five seasons in the NBA. Playing overseas will only help his exposure as he aims to continue his NBA career after the lockout ends.

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