Wizards’ Vesely Rekindling Love for the Game
“To realize that you are on the bottom and you have to get back,” (Wizards Jan) Vesely said this week of his offseason motivation, “that’s the only thing I was thinking.”
After taking baby steps through Wizards summer league in Las Vegas, Vesely represented his native country at the European championships, where he was a high-energy jumping jack.
“Finally, I just enjoy basketball again,” the 7-footer explained.
“I came to the NBA from a team where I was a leading player, so it’s hard to get down after that,” Vesely said. “Right now I have to prove myself I can play here. This is my third season now. I’m getting used to it. . . . First year was hard. Second year was bad. It takes time but I think I’m right where I have to be.”