ALEXEY SHVED RUMORS & GOSSIP
LAS VEGAS -- The life of an NBA hopeful is all about maximizing the opportunities presented to you and hoping someone notices you. That's the job description for D.J. Kennedy, who has turned his opportunities into a professional career spanning the NBA, NBA Developmental League, France and Israel. Now he has an opportunity with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Back in April, it may have been difficult to imagine Alexey Shved donning a Timberwolves practice jersey and scuttling around the team's training facility.
The gangly guard had just wrapped up a feeble sophomore campaign, one unproductive enough for the Minnesota front office to entertain the notion of buying out his contract. His name's also been brought up...
The Wolves' summer-league team reports for four days of workouts starting tomorrow at Target Center before it flies to Las Vegas.
Games there in the Vegas Summer League begin on Saturday.
Here's the roster, highlighting from this summer's draft picks Zach LaVine and Glenn Robinson III and last summer's picks Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng.
Third-year guard Alexey...
This is the first in a 14-part series evaluating each Timberwolves player's performance during the 2013-14 season.
Erratic, sporadic and problematic.
Alexey Shved means well. His effort level is unquestionable.
But it's become clear after two seasons the 25-year-old Russian isn't quite NBA-ready yet.
Hoped to provide a spark off the bench and play some meaningful minutes...
Since Alexey Shved grew up in Belgorod, Russia, he isn’t used to American Halloween culture.
So, the fine folks over at the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to send Alexey throughout the team’s offices to try and collect some candy via trick-or-treating:
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Timberwolves officials had better keep an eye on Ettore Messina on Monday night.
If no one's looking, the CSKA Moscow coach wouldn't mind kidnapping Alexey Shved and taking him back to Russia.
"We should take him in the plane and put him in the back and carry him back home," Messina joked before his team's exhibition matchup with Minnesota....
This time a year ago, Alexey Shved was basking in the glory of international basketball stardom, a bronze Olympic medal hanging somewhere in his possession.
For the second-year Timberwolves reserve, that aura carried over to EuroBasket 2013. The same can't be said for the Russian Federation as a whole, though.
A year after beating Argentina in the London Olympics' third...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Directing traffic and slicing through frontcourt double teams inside the Target Center Lifetime Fitness center Wednesday afternoon, Alexey Shved gave off every impression of a seasoned NBA veteran.
Relative to most of his current workout buddies, the Timberwolves guard fits that description.
But it was just four months ago that an overused Shved trudged wearily out...
MINNEAPOLIS With Alexey Shved, listening is an effort. You're trying so hard to hear him that you forget what he's saying, willing so hard for it to be louder and slower that the words cease to make sense.It's not that Shved doesn't speak English. He does, and pretty well for a player who was born 5,000 miles from Minneapolis and lived in Russia until last month...
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MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves officially signed Russian guard Alexey Shved on Wednesday. The team did not announce the terms of the deal, which is reported to be for three years and 10 million.
Just hours after trading guard Wayne Ellington to Memphis for forward Dante Cunningham, the team confirmed one of the signings that may have helped to push Ellington out. The Timberwolves...