The Washington Wizards have invited employees of the Czech Republic's American embassy to the team's 2011 NBA Draft party on Thursday, reports Michael Lee of the Washington Post. The Wizards have been rumored to be heavily interested in Czech forward Jan Vesely with the No. 6 pick in the draft.
As Lee notes, the invites don't mean that Vesely will be the pick, but it's a strong hint and there's seem to be little reason to invte the staffers if Vesely weren't a major option. The Wizards have long liked Turkish center Enes Kanter, but most major mock drafts place him off the board at No. 3 to the Utah Jazz.
The Wizards also have the No. 18 pick in the first round. If Washington does pick Vesely at No. 6, they could opt for a big man at No. 18 or look to bolster the backcourt rotation.