HoopsHype Jan Vesely rumors

November 14, 2012 Updates

Late in the third quarter, reserve Jan Vesely drew a foul from Bobcats reserve Tyrus Thomas but Jordan Crawford tried to pull a fast one and stepped to the foul line instead. Crawford knocked down the first free throw, until the referees realized the mistake and sent Vesely to the line. “Nothing against Jan. I was just trying to get as many points as we can because we was struggling to score,” said Crawford, who joked with the coaches on the Bobcats’ bench. “I was just saying, ‘I thought I got bumped on the play,’ making a little joke.” Washington Post

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The Las Vegas summer league, which is less than two weeks away, is currently a high priority as the team looks to fill out its roster in time for mini-camp next week. The Wizards expect to have second-year players Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton and Shelvin Mack, and recent draft picks Beal and Satoransky. Satoransky is currently under contract in Spain and would need to receive clearance from FIBA to play for the Wizards. “We have already applied for” clearance, Grunfeld said. “Whether they grant it or not, remains to be seen. You just don’t know.” Washington Post

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Do you have a good idea of who will be on the summer league roster in vegas? You can probably assume that the rookies from last year - Jan Vesely, Shelvin Mack and Chris Singleton - will play. I heard Vesely is coming from the Czech Republic next month to get ready, so he's in. The three draft picks from this year will participate. Jordan Crawford has stated that he'd be willing to play, but I'm not so sure he will. Other than that, you might see Morris Almond or Cartier Martin give it go. I wouldn't count on John Wall, Trevor Booker or Kevin Seraphin, who will be getting ready for the Olympics. Washington Post

March 21, 2012 Updates

Jan Vesely: I don’t get to shoot or finish as much as I would like, but in the NBA it’s much more complicated than in Europe. Most often here, swingmen have the ball. Nevertheless, I try to work on my shooting thoroughly after practice, and I feel progress [there]. However, in the meantime I’m more beneficial for the team on the defensive side of the court. Truth About It

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It hasn't helped that first-round pick Jan Vesely has managed to score only four points on 2-for-8 shooting from the field with only one free throw attempt over three starts covering 57 minutes of floor time. It's too soon to draw sweeping conclusions about a 21-year-old who didn't play in college, but the development of Vesely and other recent first-round picks Chris Singleton, Nick Young and JaVale McGee bears watching as it could have a direct bearing on Grunfeld's future. CBSSports.com

January 28, 2012 Updates

His influence on the game is not always evident through the box score, because activity and hustle aren’t always measured. But he makes his share of deflections, keeps balls alive, and rarely gives up on plays. Rashard Lewis calls him “kangaroo” because he’s always hopping around. “Jan is a kid, from a defensive standpoint, that gives us a presence,” Wittman said. “He’s a young kid that’s going to get bigger and stronger, but he knows situations, reads situations well. And I’ve been pleased. I thought he played well in our Charlotte game [on Wednesday]. I thought, leading up to the Charlotte game, he’s had some stints. So hopefully, he can continue that.” Washington Post

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Jan Vesely, the Wizards’s top draft choice from June’s draft, is listed as day-to-day with a right hip injury and is unlikely to be available for the season opener on Monday against the New Jersey Nets. Coach Flip Saunders hoped to have Vesely on the active roster for opening night and gave his players the day off on Saturday to help them get prepared for the upcoming grind of the 66-game season. A day of rest did little to subside the pain in Vesely’s right hip and he sat out Sunday’s two-hour practice at Verizon Center. Washington Post

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