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Jan Vesely | Forward | #24

Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 240
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (6) / WAS
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Jan Vesely will make a decision on whether to return to the NBA after his season ends with Fenerbahce.
Vesely is still just 26 years old, but the former lottery pick didn't exactly blow the doors off the NBA during his three-year stint either. While Vesely could still end up back in the NBA, he won't be more than a late-round flier in deeper leagues if he does. May 12 - 11:14 AM

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Jan Vesely is reportedly looking to return to the NBA for the 2016-17 season.

Vesely has been playing in Turkey after a failed NBA stint, but teams have been impressed with his play according to Orachio Couchi of Sportando. While he isn't on the fantasy radar for the 2015-16 season, the former lottery pick is still just 25 years old and could emerge as a late-round flier if he is able to hook on with an NBA team for next season.
Feb 18 - 9:20 AM
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Jan Vesely scored 18 points on 9-of-14 shooting with six rebounds and one steal as Fenerbahce Ulker beat the Nets on their home floor on Monday.

Vesely wasn't the only ex-NBA player to do damage, as Luigi Datome scored 16 points with five rebounds, five assists, four threes and one block, and Ekpe Udoh went for eight and eight with four assists, one block and one steal. Bogdan Bogdanovic outscored Bojan Bogdanovic 17-3, proving once and for all that you can mess with the Bojan.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 10:53:00 PM
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Jan Vesely said he's not currently contemplating a return to the NBA.

"I'm not even thinking about the NBA now," he said. "This season I will be in Turkey. That's as far as I look." Again playing with confidence and for a team willing to give him a sizable role, Vesely could pop back up on the NBA radar, but we'll cross that bridge when if and when get there.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 11:12:00 AM
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Jan Vesely turned some heads during the EuroBasket tournament with averages of 18.8 points and a tournament-best 9.5 rebounds per game on 61.5 percent shooting from the field, and he'll likely be named to the EuroBasket All-Star Five on Sunday.

"He's still the same talent that he was at the EuroBasket two years ago in Slovenia, but I think his game has matured," said Czech teammate Jiri Welsch. "He's our best threat in the low post. Two years ago, he was unbelievable. But it was more running and cutting. Now he's refined his post game and he's matured as a person." Vesely was largely considered a bust after being taken with the No. 6 overall selection in the 2011 draft, but perhaps he can make a return to the NBA after spending some time refining his game overseas. However, he is under contract with Fenerbahce of Turkey for the upcoming season, so there's no reason to pay him any attention on draft day.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 09:56:00 AM
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Jan Vesely scored 24 points against Latvia during a 97-70 win for seventh place at EuroBasket, adding six rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

He lived in the paint and proved he has a little something left. Vesely was awful in the NBA two seasons ago, but teams may have some interest in him eventually.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 02:14:00 PM
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Jan Vesely had another phenomenal game at Eurobasket, scoring 20 points with 13 boards and two steals in a win over Croatia.

Vesely has been turning some heads this summer and he has reportedly impressed GMs around the league. He is still under contract with Fenerbahce Ulker in the Turkish League, so he likely won't be coming to the NBA this season.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 10:30:00 AM
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Jan Vesely slowed down on Thursday with eight points, one rebound and one assist against Lithuania.

He was tearing it up on the stat sheet, but he was slowed down by a formidable Lithuanian front line. Vesely is most known for being picked ahead of Kawhi Leonard when the Wizards really needed a forward and somehow making 8-of-30 from the line with the Wizards in 2013-14 before the team dumped him. NBA teams may be interested in him, but he might be better off in Europe.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 08:20:00 PM
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Jan Vesely reportedly has impressed GMs around the league with his play during the EuroBasket tournament, and he could potentially return to the NBA for the 2016-17 season.

Through five games Vesely compiled averages of 16.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.0 block per game on 57.1 percent shooting from the field. The No. 6 overall selection from the 2011 draft had a rough going during his first stint in the NBA, but perhaps he can earn himself a bench role with an NBA team after working on his game overseas. However, Vesely won't be making the jump to the NBA this season, so he can safely be ignored in all formats on draft day.
Source: Sportando
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 06:55:00 PM
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Jan Vesely had a good game against the Spurs for his new team, Fenerbahce Ulker, scoring nine points with six rebounds, three assists and one block.

He was selected before Kawhi Leonard in the 2011 draft and that pick obviously didn't work out well for the Wizards. Vesely is probably better off overseas and might actually be a very good player over there. He also made his only free throw attempt!
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 02:22:00 PM
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Jan Vesely has signed a two-year deal with Fenerbahçe Ülker of the Turkish League.

If this is the last we see of Vesely in the NBA, he'll leave the league with career with averages of 3.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game over three seasons with the Wizards and Nuggets. The former lottery pick could use his time in Turkey as a springboard to return to the NBA, but fantasy owners don't need to worry about the 24-year-old for at least the next two years.
Source: Sportando
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 11:18:00 AM
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Jan Vesely is expected to fly to Istanbul, Turkey this week to have his physical.

He signed a deal with Fenerbahçe Ülker and won't be in the NBA this season. Vesely was a disaster for much of his career as one of the worst players at the free throw line.
Source: Sportando
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 09:19:00 AM
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Jan Vesely will sign with Fenerbahçe Ülker in the Euroleague.

It's not a surprise after he really struggled in his first three seasons in the NBA. Vesely will forever be linked to being selected over Kawhi Leonard, who was the heavy favorite to go sixth in the draft 2011 draft. Vesely shot just 33.9 percent from the line in his career.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 04:31:00 PM
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Jan Vesely played 23 minutes in his return from a rib injury on Friday with five points, six boards and three blocks in 23 minutes.

In true Jan fashion, he shot 1-of-4 from the line tonight. If it wasn't for the woeful free throw shooting, Vesely would be in the radar in standard leagues. If you don't care about that category, he is a decent option and could see minutes in the mid-20s.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 04:48:00 AM
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Jan Vesely will play against the Spurs on Friday night.

He was listed as doubtful and now he's going to play. Vesely was expected to see the biggest bump in playing time due to J.J. Hickson's knee injury, so he could get around 20 minutes per game. Still, his free throw shooting is enough to dissuade almost any fantasy owner in a standard-style league.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 07:26:00 PM

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