HoopsHype Jan Vesely rumors

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When asked what Vesely needed to focus on this offseason, Coach Randy Wittman didn’t hesitate to mention that the 6-foot-11 big man had to worry about more than developing a consistent jump shot. “He needs to work on his head first,” Wittman said. Washington Post

“It’s hard. Especially after my first season in the NBA, I was playing a lot. It’s hard not to find my position on the team and stay ready every game when you’re not playing,” said Vesely, who only missed nine games, including the first seven because of a hip injury during his 66-game lockout-shortened rookie season. “I just try to fight it. I didn’t know what time, when I’m going on the court so it’s hard to stay ready. I did my best, and I tried to work hard every day.” Washington Post

“There are sometimes, I see Jan and he’s flying all around and I say, ‘That’s Jan.’ Other times, he’s shying away when he doesn’t have the confidence and that’s his main thing,” Wittman said. “I’m not smart enough to tell you I’ve got the answer to fix that. But we’re going to work on him. I mean, in trying to help him become a more confident player.” Washington Post

“I’ve heard it out of his own mouth,” Price explained. “He doesn’t like to go to the free throw line, because everybody’s watching. It’s a confidence thing, so you know exactly what the issue is with him. It’s up to him to find that piece, or that confidence. However he’s going to find it, it’s up to him to find it.” Washington Post

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Vesely ran behind a screen from Bradley Beal and raised his left hand, signaling for a pass. Price, about 10 feet behind the three-point line, tossed up the lob and Vesely rammed the ball with two hands. Given a rare opportunity to play significant minutes with Nene out with a sore right knee and Emeka Okafor in early foul trouble, Vesely scored nine points and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in the Wizards’ 109-92 win over the Raptors. “He played great,” Price said of Vesely. “He’s so talented as a player, the only thing he lacks is confidence, so that’s my job as a point guard, to bring him with me and try to instill some confidence in him.” Washington Post

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