Jan Vesely: 'Nikola Jokic can be defended, we'll see on Saturday'

2022-08-31 18:06

Jan Vesely now focuses on the game against Poland on Friday. The center praised Vasilije Micic and told that NBA MVP Nikola Jokic can be defended despite his previous accolades.

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Nikola Jokic is a two-time NBA MVP and one of the best basketball players in the world. Many defenses find it hard to stop him with the only hope being to contain him.

Serbia will battle against the Czech Republic on Saturday in EuroBasket 2022. One of the leaders of the team the Serbians will face, Jan Vesely, has a different opinion about the Denver Nuggets superstar.

"They will play everything through him and will depend on him making threes," Vesely told before the tournament. "He is definitely possible to defend. We'll see on Saturday."

"Of course, I'm looking forward to Saturday's game, but they will be favorites and it will be a tough game," the FC Barcelona center continued. "However, the most important match for us is the first one on Friday against Poland, and we will focus on it the most."

Jokic is not the only MVP on the Serbian roster. Vasilije Micic is the reigning EuroLeague MVP, the tournament in which Vesely himself has been playing for multiple seasons. Talking about his counterpart, the 32-year-old veteran offered nothing but the best words.

"He has a lot of self-confidence, which has helped him rise in this way in recent seasons," he commented on Micic. "He is a scorer, he also dribbles and he also has a strong attack."

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