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Zach Lowe on Jan Vesely

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Vesely made 12 free throws all season. He's a clever passer out of the pick-and-roll when he catches the ball rolling into traffic, but that cleverness stems in part from his urgent desire TO GET THE FUCKING BALL OUT OF MY HANDS BEFORE SOMEONE FOULS ME AND THE CROWD STARTS BEING MEAN AGAIN. When Vesely catches and shoots in traffic, the attempts aren't shots as much as "flings" — one-handed layups, ball extended far from body, launched while Vesely is almost half-blind from the basket and before anyone can converge on him. Needless to say, this is not a good way to score baskets or get to the line. The one exception: When he catches the ball in space on the right side of the floor, he's shown a nifty one-dribble move into a softy lefty runner. But even that is a tough, tough shot.

Grantland.
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