Easily one of the most memoriable things in this season involves a player everybody seems to not mention anymore. I'm sure he's fallen into the hearts of most Clippers fan because of his accurate stroke and his sexy swagger. Yes i said it, sexy! (My girlfriends favorite player apparently.)
I did a post of wanting Fred Jones back and apparently only a selected few agreed with me, so I think more people will agree that this player is a bit underrated and needs to be back with the Clippers.
This isn't Gordon, BDavis, Thornton, Randolph, Kaman, Griffin. (the list goes on.) This is the "who-the-hell-is-that white-boy-Novak?" Remember Clippers Nation when everybody was making fun of us because we acquired a noname like Steve Novak, believeing HE is the superstar to take us to the playoffs? (Sarcasm from the media.) Now it seems like everybody has a better feel of who Sure Shot Novak is. No longer is Kapono( who apparently was apparently sent to phili for Joe Smith) at the top of the list. I like Kapono, because I'm a UCLA fan, but does anybody else remember when Novak had a better game than Kapono? Heh, i remember when Mike Smith predicted that Novak would make the next three's and Lawler said "no way." Apparently, Mike was right( who by the way, I think is one of the best announcers also!)
Hell, I was at that Washington game when Novak was 7-11 and was practically one of the reasons the Clippers came back( argue if you will that Baron had 20 assist, but stats don't matter. Baron's passes weren't as sharp and amazing as the 20 assist seems.)
I guess the thing is, is Clipper Nation going to sacrafice more money for Novak? Who know's how much Novak is asking for? But hey, if someone asked if I would take Jason Kapono or Steven Novak, I'd easily go for Novak. Novak came from the no name white boy and since then has taken over the hearts of most, if not all, Clippers fan. I already remember people asking for a Novak jersey at the LA store in Staples Center.
But there seems to be a catch. How are we going to play him? If Dunleavy is really going to run the fast pace offense, where the hell is Novak going to fit? Are we going to jack up 3's on fast break opportunity? Are we going to try and playa Orlando type offense? I see Orlando type offense as a very capable thing except Randolph is not Dwight and Thornton doesn't seem to shoot three's well anymore( he actually did decent back in his freshmen year.)
So the problem is we match the offer for Novak? I want to say yes, but I think for Novak's best interest, he should sign with another team. If everybody is so caught up in acquiring a small forward, Novak is yet again going to be a third string, and there isn't a big reason to keep him unless we can use him as a shooting guard. (Let's admit that Novak at powerforward wasn't exactly the smartest move by Dunleavy.)
But hey, I'll say it once and I'll say it again! Let Thornton start and keep Novak!
Btw, for a closing statement, I want to say Sure Shot Novak has made a name for himself. He got so much hype around him that people rather have him on their roster instead of Jason Kapono. (I actually didn't play Fantasy Basketball, but I remember seeing answers in Yahoo Answers about adding Novak while he's hot.) Oh why not add a second poll, Jason Kapono or Steve Novak?
Should we keep Novak?
Yes, I enjoy hearing Lawlers BINGO! (87 votes)
No, But i wish Novak the best of luck. (7 votes)
94 total votes