Jul 4, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT
The Utah Jazz have some interesting young pieces up front — Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, Jeremy Evans — but none who can really stretch the floor. In general the Jazz were one of the worst three point shooting teams in the NBA.
They have a shooter now — Steve Novak.
The Raptors have traded him to the Jazz, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
In a move to create salary cap space, the Toronto Raptors have reached an agreement to send Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Along with Novak and the two years and $7.2 million left on his contract, the Raptors will send a future second-round draft pick to Utah, sources said. The deal can’t be completed until the league’s moratorium ends on Thursday. The Jazz will send the Raptors guard Diante Garrett, who, with a $915,000 non-guaranteed deal for this season, will be waived, sources said.
That clears out cap space for the Raptors, who just agreed to pay Kyle Lowry $12 million a season starting next year.
Novak is a stretch four who is a career 43.2 percent shooter from beyond the arc but didn’t really fit in the Raptors rotation much last year, lost behind Patrick Patterson.
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