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Steve Novak resigns

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/8144662/2012-nba-free-agency-steve-novak-stays-new-york-knicks-4-year-15m-deal

novak has resigned for 4 yrs 15 mil. Seems like a good deal for both sides. maybe ny overpaid a little.


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probably overpaid a little

probably overpaid a little considering he's a 3-point specialist and does little if nothing else. I think Novak has the distinction of having the lowest athleticism rating ever of prospects coming out of college on this site.

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Novak is awesome!Watching

Novak is awesome!Watching this video makes me just laugh

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That's not TOO BAD of a

That's not TOO BAD of a price. Having shooters helps, especially since the Knicks (if they resign Jeremy Lin which it looks like they will) don't have many weaknesses. Resigning a pure shooter who is purely a shooter seems like a fine move since they know that he is nothing more than a role player. If I were the Knicks I would tell him to work on his rebounding this off-season.

So the Knicks can either slightly overpay him or risk losing him to another contender. Novak is completely one-dimensional but he could still help the Heat, Celtics, Thunder, and Lakers.

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Novak on the Heat would be

Novak on the Heat would be crazy

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exactly what i had in mind

exactly what i had in mind

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One dimensional, yes. But

One dimensional, yes. But that dimension is scoring lots of points on very few plays. So it is a really nice dimension to be good at. He spaces the floor for Chandler and Melo and he was much more effective for the Knicks than Amare last year (sad to say but true, the Knicks got better when they put Novak in for Amare). Novak would have commanded more money, but the Heat completely shut him down in the playoffs. So that was a nice reminder to the league that if you just stay home on Novak there really isn't much he can do. Now staying home becomes much harder once Lin comes back and he is driving the ball to the basket again and again.

If Melo works on his post game and forces more collapsing defenses and if Lin can keep collapsing defenses with his penetration, Novak will keep getting open shots and making teams pay. Great signing for the Knicks at this price.

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he was much more effective for the Knicks than Amare last year

huh??

c'mon maaan

I'll tell you who the heat did not shut down..Amare(yes he shut himself down)....he made a mistake then fought to get back on the floor, don't understand why fans disparage Amare, he plays so hard, yes a horid man to man defender, but you never see him jogging back like melo does.

People need to take a look at Melo if you want to know where the knicks chemistry issues come from. Everyone falls in love with him going on a scoring rampage, but you all forget amare has gone on scoring bursts, and I'll take baskets in the paint over jumpers everyday of the week.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/12/08/amare-stoudemire-making-run-at-knicks-record-book/

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/s/stoudam01/gamelog/2012/

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I will take baskets in the

I will take baskets in the paint as well. Problem is that Amare has started to drift outside to take 20 foot jumpers. He is a career 53% shooter but he only shot 48% last year. That is a problem from your powerforward. His true shooting percentage was a crappy 54%. Compared to Novak's crazy good 67% TS%. Yes, Novak basically outplayed Amare last year. I'm talking about the regular season though. I'm not talking about against the Heat in the playoffs. Novak could do nothing against the Heat D. Novak got off 9 shots for the entire series! The Heat shut him down. Amare was much better than that.

I like Amare's intensity. I was also happy to have the team built around him prior to the Melo trade. But he doesn't mesh with Melo and he doesn't mesh with Chandler. While Novak works with both those guys.

Hopefully Amare will get some of his hops back in the offseason. I'd like to see him have a resurgance.

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whos better anyway? korver or

whos better anyway?

korver or Novak?

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I will

I will take Novak because he is 6'10 other than that they are the same guy plus Korver looks too much like Ashton Kucher.

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Watching novak getting ball

Watching novak getting ball trapped is hilarious to watch. He just flails his arms and falls over.

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This is such a funny NBA

This is such a funny NBA world. Steve Novak just signed for more years and money than Ray Allen.

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rashard lewis makes more than

rashard lewis makes more than lebron

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