Still, i think his true role will come playoff time. I got the feeling this is a guy who could potentially swing a playoff series (with this particular team). This team lacks volume scorers (we've seen what happens when JR and Felton are off) and Cope could be that bench scorer that can go inside-out.
I like him and hope he keeps getting playing time. With him getting minutes, Stat & Sheed should stay fresh for the post-season.
When Novak's off, I wouldn't hesitate to sub in Cope for him.