Jan Vesely Will Not Return To Europe During Lockout, Agent Says

Top Washington Wizards draft pick Jan Vesely had been considering returning overseas in the event of a long lockout, but has instead decided to stay in the U.S. Vesely's agent Alexander Raskovic tells Michael Lee of the Washington Post that Vesely decided it wasn't worth risking injury to return to play for his former club team or any other European club team.

"We don't want to risky any injury," Raskovic wrote in an e-mail. "Why put in risk future career and why not show respect to the Wizards? They drafted him! He should come ready and healthy to play with the Wizards."

Vesely could have returned to play for Partizan Belgrade in the Czech Republic, his old club team. Instead, he will spend more time training, likely on the skills the Wizards specifically want him to improve.

For instant reaction to Vesely's decision, SB Nation's Wizards blog Bullets Forever has analysis right here.

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