Jan Vesely video
Just found this great video on youtube. The graphics are not great, and it is in a different language (might be in Spanish or italian, I understood a few of the words and I know a lot of Spanish) so none of us will be able to understand it, but oh well at least we get to finally see Jan Vesely. He's pretty easy to find. (#24 in white) Gets some nice rebounds, a block. Can shoot the three and also has some nice post moves. Enjoy.
What do you think of him? Any comparisons from just this one game? He is a great dunker as well. There are ton of videos on him all showing dunks of his. (I am not too interested in dunks but just in how he plays the game. I find that more important)
He looked alright. Most people shouldn't go off of one game. I seen him play about 9 times now. He has a mixture of John Salley and AK47
Who is Jon Salley never heard of him. AK 47 is nice though. Take a look at his other videos on youtube. There are a ton, so you have a lot to look at and decide how good he really is. From all the videos I saw of him, he looked pretty good. (I saw about 3, but I intend to see more, just not now, I'm getting a little hungry)
The crowd was pretty sweet. He plays real hard. Kinda reminded me of Matt Howard when he was playing on the block, but that is probably because of the hair.
Stop comparing him to people no one knows. Rate him to actual NBA players, not college players who never played a game in the Pros. For example John Salley and Matt Howard. (never heard of any of them)
@Hrod88, I too liked his hard play. Continue looking at more videos of him. There are a ton of them on youtube. (especially dunks)
its not like John Salley is a random person, anyone that knows basketball should know who he is, he played for 14 years and If I'm not mistaken has 3 championships.
really. Never heard of him. Is he some old person that played in the 90's? Here is another video of him. Does not just show Vesely though, but the entire Partizan team. He gets more dunks in this one, a another 3 and shows his athletic ability more.
Sorry if i was bashing I on you, its just that I don't like comparisons to people I never heard of before, doesn't tell me a thing. I seem to be getting those a lot lately.
90's isn't old, he was on the pistons back when having a bench was a much more valuable thing.
I didn't watch too much basketball in the 90's I started watching it 98-present. (back when the Jazz faced the Bulls in the finals and lost both times, this explains why I am a Jazz fan, fell in love with their pick and roll). By then Salley was about ready to retire and his role was not that big. So to me 90's is old.
LOL....I will never take you seriously as a basketball fan Dwilljazz
John Salley was a 6-11 forward/center who had long arms and could defend. How old are you 11? He played for the Pistons in the championship years.
well maybe you need to study up your basketball.
Not every player is comparable to current players in the NBA.
I saw one video say he could play SF, PF and C!!! Do you know how rare that is? Too bad he is under contract until 2013, which means teams like Utah will not get a chance to have him play right away, because of the low money they have available to buy out his contract. (kind of like Ricky Rubio and the wolves) But great prospect and gem for the future. He is only 20 years old(actually 19 but his birthday is the 24th of April so he is practically 20) So he has a ton of potential and will still be young once he comes to the Pros!!!
He won't be a center in the NBA.
I'm 22 knicksboy 35. Maybe your right. I should study more of old b-ball players. I only know a few old ones that are all great players. (Larry Bird, Pete Maravich, Adrian Dantley, Avery Johnson, Scottie Pippen, MJ, Oscar Robertson) you know, the obvious ones, that every one knows. The role players that did not really become great players I did not really know until the 21st century
I was just poking your ribs about the age thing. It's cool
I don't think he will be a center in the NBA either, I was just shocked and thought I would share. A little biased I know, but very rare.
In all honesty he is the best 6'11" player I have ever seen at running the floor. Incredible balance, agility, and speed for a guy with that much height. For those reasons, he has great potential as a defender but he does need to bulk up. If he can improve his jumper too, and translate to the NBA game, I think he could develop into a very very solid NBA player. I am always a little weary of Euros transition to the NBA though as our game is much more physical and the bodies are much stronger.
OK.... DWILLJAZZ, I'm actually going to compare this dude to another guy you might not have heard of: Toni Kukoc. Ring a Bell? Vesely is like a young Kukoc without the playmaking ability yet.
Or.... Yi JianLian 2.0. Vesely Looks almost a carbon copy of Yi.
What do you guy think?
Actually til232 I do remember Toni Kukoc. If I am remember correctly he played for the Bulls with Scottie Pippen and MJ. I also believe he played for the Suns too. I don't know aboout Yianlian though. Vesely has better post moves then Yianlian and as far as I can see Yianlian has little if any post moves.
He's a very good run and jump athlete for the 4 spot, but his lack of skill is really evident, he has a decent handle, but nothing that will standout at this point in the L. He's more of just a hustle, open floor type of guy, he'll get some big dunks in transition, but will really look bad in the half court. Plus, he's still very weak physically and his defensive rebounding is sub par. He does have good form on his shot though, but he's nowhere near consistent with it. I don't believe he's the elite shot blocker AK 47 once was either, nor do I see him having that type of length, but I can see where the Yi comparisons come in with the open floor quickness he possesses. I'm thinking he's more like Omri Casspi of the Kings. Who would you take him over? I'm thinking he's a Late Lottery-Mid First Round Pick, he has potential obviously because of his athletic ability, size, and quickness, but until he develops his skill set it's going to be tough for him to get big minutes. Ultimately, if his skill set and BBIQ develops fully, which in most cases it obviously doesn't, the best possible scenario for Vesely could be a PF with a career similar to Tom Chambers, massive if though, unlikely.
I agree with you Blancodiablo. He should go late lottery. He has a contract with team Partizan until 2013 so most likely he will spend sometime overseas to develop his game more until the team that drafts him has enough money to buy out his contract. I also see why he is compared to Yi, but I think he has a better post game then Yi does. Your right he does not block shots as explosively as AK can but I do think he could develop with some time over seas. Lets hope he does get hurt as much as AK does.