Jan Vesely, the 6th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, spent two and a half forgettable seasons with the Washington Wizards before he was traded to the Denver Nuggets last week. Vesely is averaging 5.3 points in his three games with the Nuggets. During Tuesday’s game against the Blazers, Vesely came around a screen and found himself wide open after picking up his dribble. That’s when his basketball instincts took over.
First he broke out a shot fake that nearly made Thomas Robinson take a step. Then as Victor Claver sort of tried to close out, Vesely hit him with a jab step. Again, he had already picked up his dribble. Then, still basically wide open, Vesely let it fly from 14 feet. From there the ball hit the glass and clanged off the back of the rim.Those are fundamentals, kids.
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