Wizards To Decline Options On Vesely, Singleton

October 26 2013 at 8:16am CDT By Zach Links

The Wizards are set to decline their fourth-year options on Jan Vesely and Chris Singleton, according to J. Michael of CSNWashington.com.  The team officially has until Oct. 31 to make the decision for the 2014/15 season, but it appears that their minds are already made up.

Singleton, who was chosen with the No. 18 pick in the 2011 draft, has missed the entire preseason after undergoing surgery on his left foot/toe.  Vesely, who was the No. 6 overall pick in that draft, hasn’t progressed in the way that the club hoped he would at this stage.  The big man has averaged just 3.6 PPG in 15.5 minutes per contest over his first two years in the league.  Singleton hasn’t fulfilled his potential either, averaging 4.4 PPG and 3.4 RPG in 19.1 minutes per contest.

The Wizards could still re-sign both players following the 2013/14 season to less-than-scale contracts, but they won’t be back for the same amount, unless they truly break out this year.  Vesely would have made $4.2MM while Singleton was set to make $2.5MM had their options been exercised.

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