HoopsHype Jan Vesely rumors

July 28, 2014 Updates

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. Sportando

July 21, 2014 Updates

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. NBCSports.com

July 20, 2014 Updates

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. EuroHoops.net

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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.” Washington Post

February 21, 2014 Updates

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." Onda Cero

February 20, 2014 Updates

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. NBA.com

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!! Twitter @MGortat

Michael Lee: #wizards making hard push with DEN for Andre Miller, according to league source. Deal could include Eric Maynor & Jan Vesely Twitter @MrMichaelLee

December 1, 2013 Updates

Jan Vesely: R.I.P. #paul #walker amazing actor. Thanks for being with us. #respect #2fast2furious #cars #forever instagram.com/p/ Twitter @JanVesely24

November 18, 2013 Updates

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.” Washington Post

November 13, 2013 Updates

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. Washington Post

November 5, 2013 Updates

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.” Washington Post

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