|7th May, 2008||Serbia||Signed a five year contract with Partizan Belgrade.|
|7th June, 2011||Serbia||Left Partizan Belgrade.|
|2011 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 6th overall by Washington.|
|9th December, 2011||NBA||Signed four year, $13,845,167 rookie scale contract with Washington. Included team options for 2013/14 and 2014/15.|
|19th October, 2012||NBA||Washington exercised 2013/14 team option.|
|31st October, 2013||NBA||Washington declined 2014/15 team option.|
|20th February, 2014||NBA||As a part of a three team deal, traded by Washington to Denver, along with Eric Maynor and a 2015 second round pick (#47, Arturas Gudaitis) to Philadelphia, in exchange for Andre Miller from Denver and a conditional 2014 second round pick from Philadelphia (not conveyed).|
|5th August, 2014||Turkey||Signed a two year contract with Fenerbahce.|
|9th July, 2016||Turkey||Re-signed by Fenerbahce to a three year contract.|
|2007 - May 2008||Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia)|
|May 2008 - June 2011||Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)|
|June 2011 - February 2014||Washington Wizards (NBA)|
|February 2014 - June 2014||Denver Nuggets (NBA)|
|August 2014 - present||Fenerbahce (Turkey)|
December 3, 2013
Washington will still need to consolidate this position during the season. The injuries to Porter, Beal and now Al Harrington are exposing a real lack of depth, particularly offensively. Backup point guard Eric Maynor has continued to struggle badly since his injury two years ago, shooting only 32% from the field, whie his backup Garrett Temple is similarly inefficient offensively but without any jump shot range and with more turnovers than assists on the season thus far. At the forward spots, Jan Vesely has finally shown some signs of life yet still provides almost nothing offensively, whilst Singleton and Trevor Booker have been mostly opportunity scorers in the NBA thus far. And the two players who can score off the bench, Harrington and Kevin Seraphin, are liabilities defensively and on the glass.
October 10, 2013
Chris Singleton and Jan Vesely, Washington Wizards
Drafted together in 2011, the two long, athletic defensive forwards were supposed to secure the front line indefinitely. In practice, both have disappointed. Singleton has been poor -- the intriguing improvements in his jump shot as a rookie disappeared as a sophomore -- and he has looked entirely overmatched offensively while only occasionally playing the caliber of defense he figures to base his career upon.
Meanwhile, Vesely has really disappointed, becoming so incapable of doing anything other than foul last season that he racked up multiple DNP-CD's only two years after being a top-10 pick. This top-10-pick status also further counts against Vesely, whose team option season calls for a $4,236,287 salary in a career in which he hasn't even so much as justified the minimum salary yet. Of the two, he figures to be the most threatened for this reason.
June 25, 2011
Pick 6: The draft reaches a high point to which it will never return. The Wizards rightly draft Jan Vesely at number 6, and Jan rises to make the podium walk. But rather than performing in the usual custom of hugging every man in a 10 yard radius and cuddling a tearful mother, Vesely is far more alpha about it all. He forgoes the tradition and implicit rules of the event, and instead just kisses a hot blonde. A proper full-on tongues Frenchy, at that.
June 23, 2011
Jan Vesely - Vesely is European, so it assumed and ofen amateurishly misreported that he is a shooter. He isn't. He can hit a few jumpshots with his feet set, but there's nothing consistent, no off-the-dribble shot, and a very bad free throw stroke. He is not even as good of a shooter as notoriously inconsistent shooter Andrei Kirilenko, a man to whom he is about to be implicitly compared heavily.
Vesely is one of the most athletic European forwards out there, only slightly below those at the very top of the athleticism stakes such as Josh Smith and Tyrus Thomas, comparable to one such as Chris Singleton. He is absolutely bloody enormous for a small forward, equal to or taller than probably have of the NBA's current centres. Even though he can't shoot, dribble extensively, regularly post up, or create off the dribble, Vesely nonetheless contributes offensively via dives to the hoop, running the court, put-backs, and sheer opportunity scoring. He is a very good offensive rebounder, and a highly efficient finisher, as long as you overlook the free throw percentage. And he can dunk with the very best.