Oct. 1, 2012; Tarrytown, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Steve Novak speaks to the media at the MSG Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Novak to Play, Rasheed Wallace Out vs. Bulls

After sitting out Wednesday night’s win against the Brooklyn Nets with flu-like symptoms, New York Knicks’ sharpshooter Steve Novak will be back in action for Friday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls.

Dec 15, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Steve Novak (16) takes a free throw during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 103-102. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks didn’t miss Novak on Wednesday as they beat the Nets by 14, but it is always good to have him ready to come off the bench, especially since he is shooting 43.8 percent from behind the arc.

While it is great news on Novak being back in uniform, the same can’t be said for a pair of Knicks’ big men.

Marcus Camby (plantar fasciitis) targeted Friday to make his comeback and while he did shoot this morning, he won’t play tonight against the Bulls.

The same can be said for Rasheed Wallace (sore left foot).

Wallace is listed as day-to-day and will miss his fourth consecutive game tonight. The Knicks are saying there is no timetable for his return, which is a bit concerning. At his age (38), a foot injury could become a lingering problem for Wallace.

While that could be taken as bad news, it also means a bigger role for Chris Copeland for now, who has been a big spark off the Knicks bench.

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