Wizards’ Vesely Biggest Issue is Confidence
When asked what Washington Wizards forward Jan Vesely needed to focus on this offseason, Wizards Head 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.
The Wizards showed their confidence in Vesely before his second season began, when they picked up his option for the 2013-14 season worth $3.34 million. But at no point after did Vesely show that he shared their faith. Vesely regressed in every statistical category and barely finished with more points (126) and rebounds (122) than personal fouls (107).
“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.”