Knicks' Novak proving he deserves a place in NBA

CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer Published:

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee is just about the only place New York Knicks forward Steve Novak would draw more TV cameras than far more famous teammate Jeremy Lin.

Novak may have been buried in the avalanche of "Linsanity" hype, but the former Marquette star is quietly is proving he deserves a place in the NBA. After bouncing around among four teams in his first five seasons, Novak finally has found a productive home in Mike D'Antoni's high-octane offense.

Going into Friday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Novak was No. 2 in the NBA in 3-point percentage, shooting 47.7 percent. He credits his success to the Knicks' aggressive offense and the play of his teammates -- especially Lin.