Second-year forward Steve Novak will be sent to the Rio Grand Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League on Monday, marking the first time the Rockets have used the option to send first- or second-year players to the D-League.Brian Hill from Orlando was fired for not playing Travis. We all know Jeff Van Gundy was fired for not having played Novak last year.
Novak, 23, a second-round pick out of Marquette, played in 35 games last season, averaging 1.5 points on 35 percent shooting. He has not been on the active roster this season.
"He hasn't played for quite a while, more than a year," Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said. "We feel he is someone that needs to go out there and play and compete in games. We wanted to send Steve early. He is a guy that needs to have plays called for him, so we wanted him with the coach down there (Bob Hoffman) from the beginning."
Clearly, this Houston GM is asking to be canned.