Bucks sign former Marquette star Steve Novak

Forward Steve Novak poses for photos during Oklahoma City Thunder media day in September.

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

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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.