Jan Vesely RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Klay Thompson had blown Saunders away during a pre-draft workout in 2011, when Saunders coached the Wizards. The Washington brain trust considered reaching for Thompson with the no. 6 pick before going the safe route with a big man — Jan Vesely, who ranked higher on most draft boards but is now out of the league. “We toyed with it,” Saunders says, “but heaven forbid you go out of the box and pick someone you’re higher on than anyone else.”
Both players have accepted the terms of the club, they have been medically examined and now it’s up to Fenerbahce to typically complete and announce the transfers. The announcement for Vesely is expected to precede the one for Erden, because the team is waiting for the detailed medical test results of the Turkish center in order to be absolutely sure about his good condition.
Jan Vesely should fly this week to Istanbul to have the physicals with Fenerbahce, according to sources. The Czech forward is in his homeland and is close to joining Fenerbahce on a multi-year deal.
Jan Vesely entered the NBA with a kiss. He’s now kissing the league goodbye. After being drafted No. 6 overall by the Wizards in 2011, Vesely has signed in Turkey (hat tip: Ben Standig of CSN Washington). Spending so little time in the NBA after being drafted so high is rare. Unless Vesely – whose athleticism could never overcome his lack of skills – makes an unlikely NBA comeback, he’s on track to become just the seventh player drafted in the top six to spend three or fewer seasons in the NBA since the NBA-ABA merger.
It was rumored for some days and in a few hours it will be a fact! Jan Vesely returns to Europe and he is expected to sign a three years contract (2+1) with Fenerbahce/ Ulker. To be exact, the former Partizan player is leaving the NBA and he is expected to arrive on Sunday at Istanbul in order to pass the medical exams, as it was confirmed from Serbian sources to Eurohoops.
Lukas Kuban: Jan #Vesely is expected to arrive in Istanbul tmrw to finalize deal with #Fenerbahce — three years, w/ the 3rd year being a player option.
Emiliano Carchia: Jan Vesely will return to Europe this summer..but to visit grandma & friends… His agent @alexraskovic said he will sign again in NBA
And for teammates — even teammates who have only been here a few months — this isn’t just an Internet joke. “Yesterday obviously when I woke up I was sitting watching TV and I some point I decided to check the HoopsHype,” Marcin Gortat said on 106.7 The Fan Friday morning. “I was just shocked. I dropped the glass out of my hands and I was just shocked. Eric [Maynor] is a very good point guard. I don’t think he really got his opportunity to play, and he has to play because he’s pretty good. … For Jan, I was shocked because he was the first guy who helped me the most here on this team right after the trade. From Day One he helped me to settle down, set up everything here in Washington and he was great to me. I never had such a great friend from Day One. It doesn’t matter where he’s gonna play; we’re always gonna stick together. He’s my boy for life now.”
Héctor Fernández: “People at Real Madrid know Nikola Mirotic won’t play with the Spanish club next season and they are sure he will play with the Chicago Bulls. They are interested in Justin Doellman and Jan Vesely.”
Jon de la Presa: Real Madrid already knows that Nikola Mirotic is leaving the club for the NBA. Jan Vesely and Doellman main options. ( vía @Hectorfernandez
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has acquired guard Andre Miller from Denver in exchange for forward Jan Vesely. As part of the three-team deal, the Wizards also sent guard Eric Maynor and a 2015 second round pick to Philadelphia and received a protected 2014 second round pick from the 76ers. The 76ers will also receive a future second round pick from Denver.
Marcin Gortat: My man Jani V is gone!! I will never forget this guy!!! Great person!!! He helped me a lot from day one!! Thx kid for everything!!
Michael Lee: #wizards making hard push with DEN for Andre Miller, according to league source. Deal could include Eric Maynor & Jan Vesely
Adrian Wojnarowski: Denver, Washington talks serious on sending Andre Miller to the Wizards for Eric Maynor and Jan Vesely, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Jan Vesely: R.I.P. #paul #walker amazing actor. Thanks for being with us. #respect #2fast2furious #cars #forever instagram.com/p/
Vesely scored four points with seven rebounds and three steals in the Wizards’ 103-96 overtime loss, providing the high-energy production that the team has rarely received from the sixth overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. “Sometimes, it’s tough to stay consistent but I will do my best to be ready,” Vesely said. “The last couple of weeks, I try to stay ready, work on my game and just stay in shape and wait for my chance. The chance came and I want to grab it and keep playing like that.”
Jan Vesely finally made his 2013 debut Tuesday night in Dallas, recording no stats in 79 seconds of action. If this is going to be his breakout season, the breaking hasn’t quite started yet. Nevertheless, there’s at least one person extremely enthusiastic about Vesely’s potential. I’m referring, of course, to David Arcas, a writer for El Mundo Madridista.com. In Arcas’s piece about Vesely, we learn that Real Madrid will likely be losing star Nicola Mirotic to the NBA, that the club and Vesely’s agent are willing to negotiate his return to Europe to play for Real, that he’s lost playing time to Kevin Seraphin and Al Harrington, that he doesn’t have the support of his coach or his team, and that there could be competition from Turkish and Russian clubs for Vesely’s services.
“Start of the season, I don’t play much but I feel much better.” Vesely said. “It’s hard coming after this summer, coming after Eurobasket and I play like I play, and come here and just doesn’t happen. It’s part of this job. You have to step back sometimes when coach wants to try some things with other guys.”
His future in the NBA — let alone in Washington — became even more murky last week when the Wizards let the Halloween deadline pass without picking up his fourth-year option worth $4.2 million. Yet Vesely is still trying to stay upbeat amid the uncertainty, even with his career in the same holding pattern. “The toughest part is I’m not playing. I don’t get a chance,” Vesely said when asked about adjusting to the NBA after arriving from Partizan-Belgrade in Serbia. “Of course, I have something to prove. I have to stay ready, wait for my chance and if I have my chance, to grab it.”
Eric Pincus: The Washington Wizards picked up their option on Bradley Beal but not Jan Vesely or Chris Singleton @HOOPSWORLD hoopsworld.com/washington-wiz…
The Wizards have decided to decline the fourth-year options for forwards Jan Vesely and Chris Singleton, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Vesely and Singleton, the Wizards’ first-round picks in 2011, will now both be unrestricted free agents following this season. Washington has until Oct. 31 to make those decisions official.
Vesely needs to make the most of the next few weeks, with the Wizards having until Oct. 31 to pick up his fourth-year option for the 2014-15 season. Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld hasn’t revealed his leanings, but Vesely is just 23 and teams are often willing to take more chances on big men because they often develop at a slower pace. “I’m not thinking about it right now,” Vesely said of his option, “so whatever happens, happens.”
Kevin Seraphin attempted to mimic the play, cocking his arm far behind his head as he stood in front of Nene, but Eric Maynor shook his head and offered a different explanation. Nene finally chipped in from his own angle. They didn’t exactly agree on how it went down, but Wizards players agreed on one thing after practice: Jan Vesely has just thrown down one of the nastiest dunks that they’ve seen during an intense scrimmage. “It was disgusting,” forward Trevor Ariza said, scrunching his face. “It looked like a nuclear explosion. Everybody curse at the same time,” Nene said.