Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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. He understands the language even better. But the shy 23-year-old with the headband and braces is a little nervous, a little in a hurry and a lot soft-spoken. Get him going, and he has plenty to say. He's trying, but for now, it can be too soft to notice.On the court in his first week of training camp, Shved has been impressive. He's taller than most expected, though just as lanky as everyone worried he'd be. He can shoot, though, with precision, and he's already garnering comparisons to Ricky Rubio with his fluid movements. He has a natural gift for passing and a good read on the game. He isn't perfect, but he's showing si...
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