The results are in! And sadly, Steve Novak's tenure on the Value ranking was as short-lived as his 2015-16 season with the Bucks.
Novak is well-known in the league for one thing: three-point shooting. After 10 years with 9 different NBA teams, Steve actually ranks 6th in NBA history in 3pt% at 43.13%. And while shooting is a valuable skill, Novak's only other basketball asset is his height (6'10"). With the lack of any semblance of versatility coupled with his age, Novak is the quintessential minimum-contract player, and is only signed for the 2016-17 season.
So while we salute the Pride of Brown Deer for being a member of the Bucks, he's the first to go in the 2016 "Ranking the Roster" series. Keep shooting, big guy.
(Reminder: we're counting down the most valuable players from a roster-building perspective, not just who is going to be the best player next year. So put on your NBA GM hat and consider all the key factors that go into a player's value: past productivity, future potential, contract, age, personality, etc. So to start, pick the player you think is least valuable -- in other words, if the NBA had an expansion draft, who would be the first Bucks player you'd leave unprotected?)
2016 Roster Value Rankings
- Steve Novak