Sophomore slump over for Vesely?

Sophomore slump over for Vesely?
January 9, 2013, 10:15 pm
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The Wizards have been waiting all season long for forward Jan Vesely to play like he did in the upset win against Oklahoma City Monday night.

The second year-pro was extremely active and efficient on both ends of the court, scoring 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting and grabbing 7 rebounds in 20 minutes of play in the 101-99 victory over the Thunder.

Vesely, the former No. 6 overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, has not taken the next step this season that management had hoped for, struggling with his shot and confidence. But after the way he played against Oklahoma City and with the return of point guard John Wall imminent, maybe the 6'-11" high flyer can begin to contribute more.

Vesely can finish on the lob and on the break as well, which is why having Wall back would likely benefit the Czech Republic native. Wall can push the ball with the best of them and Vesely in the past has shown he can run with the speedy point guard and fill the lane.

Vesely still has a long way to go. He is averaging only 4 points and 4 rebounds a game, not to mention his dreadful 24 percent shooting from the free throw line. Offensively, he rarely looks to shoot, unless it's on a fast-break opportunity. There is still plenty of room for improvement.

For one night against the Thunder, Vesely showed he has some game but is he capable of stringing some more good games together? That remains to be seen.

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