Report: Jan Vesely Drawing Interest From Sixers
The Sixers could again be looking overseas to help bolster their roster.
After adding Dario Saric and Sergio Rodriguez last season, they could have their sights on Czech big man Jan Vesely, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2011 draft. Vesely has generated interest from multiple teams, including the Sixers, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.
As Scotto reports...
The Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, and Dallas Mavericks have expressed interest in bringing Jan Vesely back to the NBA, league sources told Basketball Insiders.
The 6-foot-11, 27-year old, Vesely has played the last three years in Turkey after spending three seasons in the NBA. He was a big part of Fenerbahce’s championship, averaging 12 points, 6.8 rebounds and one block per game against EuroLeague competition.
In three NBA seasons, he shot only 42.3 percent from the free-throw line and averaged a measly 3.6 points and 3.5 rebounds in 15.2 minutes during his 162 NBA games with the Wizards and Nuggets.
If he does come stateside, he'd need to be bought out of his contract with Fenerbache of Turkey.