- David Thorpe, NBA
Vesely is a better player than he's shown for much of this season, but early failure has robbed him of much-needed confidence. That has morphed him into a player who sometimes forgets that energy alone is a valuable talent.
No player has more of that talent than Wallace, who knows that playing as hard as possible without a great skill set gives his team a better chance to win. Wallace knows who he is and brings that player to the game every night. Vesely has the length and agility to make a lot of hustle plays, and if he focused on that every night, he would be on the right track toward becoming the player the Wizards expected when they drafted him.
Homework time for the rooks. Which veteran should Jan Vesely study?