JULY 28TH: Vesely is set to head to Turkey to take a physical exam for Fenerbahce, Carchia reports.
JULY 19TH: Jan Vesely is close to signing a deal with Fenerbahce Ulker of the Turkish Basketball League, reports Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. Vesely, 24, finished last season playing for the Nuggets after a deadline deal sent him packing from the Wizards.
It’ll be a three-year pact with a player option on the final season, adds Carchia (on Twitter), who doesn’t specify whether or not there’ll be any sort of NBA opt-out clause. Vesely reportedly had fans in the Denver organization, but it’s unknown whether or not the two sides tried to work out a deal to bring the big man back to the Nuggets.
It was quiet around Vesely’s camp this summer, as evidenced by the lack of activity found on the former lottery pick’s rumor page. After being selected sixth overall in the 2011 draft, Vesely failed to meet expectations and was never able to crack a nightly average of at least 20 MPG.