Alexey Shved 'hasn't played well' says Wolves coach

MINNEAPOLIS -- Create the credibility.That was Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko's advice,verbatim, for longtime friend and Timberwolves guard Alexey Shved when the twoRussian transplants got together last Thursday, a day before their respectiveteams squared off at the Target Center.This NBA season's early stages haven't gone as planned foreither Russian national...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Alexey Shved goes trick-or-treating in Timberwolves offices

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: *** Shved image courtesy of Getty Images
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Wolves Monday: Former coach proud of Alexey Shved's growth

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....
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Wolves Guard Alexey Shved Says ‘I Make Muscles’ After Offseason Focused on Getting Stronger

Watch out, Wolves opponents. Alexey Shved must break you. The Russian-born guard is focusing on two things heading into his second NBA season. One of those things is a work in progress, as coaches and teammates implore Shved to “smile” more on the court, saying he plays better when he is in a good mood. The second thing, getting stronger so he is not so easily knocked off the...
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Alexey Shved, Russia bounced early from EuroBasket event

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...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Wolves guard Alexey Shved re-tooling game in offseason

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...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie Shved continues to intrigue for Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS It's impossible to tell whether Alexey Shved is shocked by what he's doing or merely curious at why everyone around him seems so utterly surprised. There's a lot of nervous laughter when you talk to Shved. A lot of staring downward, a lot of shrugging, a lot of telling everyone that no, this is not a big deal. Not his play. Not his haircut. Not the adjustment...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Timberwolves intrigued by rookie Shved

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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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Wolves officially announce signing of Shved

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...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

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