Reports: Raptors trade Novak to Jazz staff

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to trade forward Steve Novak and a future second-round draft pick to the Utah Jazz for guard Diante Garrett, according to several reports.

The Raptors will then waive Garrett in a move designed to clear cap space for Toronto, according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, who first reported the trade.

The 6-foot-10 Novak, 31, who has played for six teams over his eight-year NBA career, has two years and $7.2 million remaining on his contract, while Garrett has a non-guaranteed deal worth $915,000.

Novak is a 3-point specialist who has shot 43.2 percent from beyond the arc over his career despite averaging just 5.0 points. The 6-4 Garrett was Trey Burke’s primary backup after being called up from the D-League during this past season.

The deal can’t be officially announced until the NBA’s mortarium ends July 10.


  1. damphoose says:

    oh….I see what you did there. Ha. Seriously funny stuff. You my good man is king of the internet for the day.

  2. dfhsrhsh says:

    Jazz should pick up Lin and Jared Jeffries

  3. lee says:

    i like novak but he he is getting payed to much wish chicago wouldve got him instead of dunleavy novak can play the 4 and 2 and stretch the quart he would especially fit in if the do sign carmelo even know i wish the would go for deng and bosh instead

  4. @baller22 says:

    Its not for sure

  5. Joel says:

    Jazz moving up! #youngandtalented

  6. harrythehawk says:

    I forgot all about the Utah Jazz. Unlike Milwaukee and the 76ers I guess that’s why I keep forgetting them. This should not have been a full article, just a last comment on the morning shootaround. Who cares.

  7. Daniel says:

    Guess Im a Jazz fan now