Raptors Deal Novak To Jazz

The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have traded forward Steve Novak and a future second-round draft choice to the Utah Jazz for point guard Diante Garrett.

Novak averaged 3.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 10.0 minutes in 54 games during the 2013-14 season. He shot a team-best .426 (52-for-122) from three-point range. Novak appeared in four games in the first-round playoff series with Brooklyn where he was held scoreless in 15 minutes.

The Raptors acquired Novak in a July 10, 2013 deal with New York. The Raptors sent forward Andrea Bargnani to the Knicks for Novak, guard-forward Quentin Richardson, centre Marcus Camby, a future first-round draft pick and two future second-round draft picks.

Garrett, 6-foot-4, 190 pounds, is a two-year NBA veteran from Iowa State. He appeared in 71 games with the Jazz last season, averaging 3.5 points, 1.7 assists and 14.8 minutes.