Alexey Shved

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Alexey Shved
Алексей Швед
20140101 Alexey Shved.JPG
Shved in 2014
No. 1 – Minnesota Timberwolves
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-12-16) December 16, 1988 (age 25)
Belgorod, Russian SFSR
Nationality Russian
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
Pro playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2012 CSKA Moscow (Russia)
2007 Khimki (Russia)
2009–2010 Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
2012–present Minnesota Timberwolves
Career highlights and awards

Alexey Viktorovich Shved (Russian: Алексей Викторович Швед, alternate spelling: Aleksey Shved; born December 16, 1988) is a Russian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Professional career[edit]

Shved began his professional career with CSKA Moscow in a Russian SuperLeague A game, against Ural Great Perm, on November 4, 2006.[1] He made his Euroleague debut in a game against Žalgiris, on January 17, 2007.[2] In February 2007, he joined Khimki Moscow Region, on loan from CSKA Moscow. He then returned to CSKA Moscow before the start of the 2007–08 season. In December 2009, he moved to Dynamo Moscow, on loan from CSKA Moscow. He moved back to CSKA Moscow before the start of the 2010–11 season. The following season, he reached the Euroleague final with the Reds.

On July 23, 2012, CSKA Moscow officially announced the departure of Shved in order to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA.[3] Two days later, he signed a multi-year deal with the Timberwolves.[4]

International career[edit]

Alexey Shved (right) in a game between Lithuania and Russia

Shved played with the Russian junior national teams. He played at the 2006 FIBA Europe U-18 Championship, and at the 2007 and 2008 FIBA Europe U-20 Championships. Shved has also been a member of the senior men's Russian national basketball team. He won the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2011. At the London Olympics on August 12, 2012, Shved scored 25 points to lead the Russian national basketball team in an 81-77 victory over Argentina in the bronze medal game.

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

2012–13 Minnesota 77 16 23.9 .372 .295 .720 2.3 3.7 .7 .4 8.6
2013–14 Minnesota 63 0 10.5 .321 .294 .756 1.3 1.1 .4 .3 4.0
Career 140 16 17.9 .358 .295 .733 1.5 2.5 .6 .3 6.5


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