Alexey Shved

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Alexey Shved
20140101 Alexey Shved.JPG
Shved in 2014
No. 1 – Khimki
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
League VTB United League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1988-12-16) December 16, 1988 (age 29)
Belgorod, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Listed height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Listed weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2012 CSKA Moscow
2007Khimki
2009–2010Dynamo Moscow
20122014 Minnesota Timberwolves
2014 Philadelphia 76ers
2014–2015 Houston Rockets
2015 New York Knicks
2015–present Khimki
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Alexey Viktorovich Shved (Russian: Алексей Викторович Швед, alternate spelling: Aleksey Shved; born December 16, 1988) is a Russian professional basketball player who plays for Khimki of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. Standing at 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in), he plays at the shooting guard and point guard positions.

After helping lead CSKA Moscow to the EuroLeague final in 2012, Shved spent three years in the NBA, before returning to Europe and earning an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection in 2018. As a member of the Russian national team, he won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, as well as a bronze medal at EuroBasket 2011.

Professional career[edit]

CSKA Moscow (2006–2012)[edit]

Shved began his professional career with CSKA Moscow in a Russian Super League game, against Ural Great Perm, on November 4, 2006.[2] He made his EuroLeague debut in a game against Žalgiris, on January 17, 2007.[3] 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.

NBA (2012–2015)[edit]

On July 23, 2012, CSKA Moscow officially announced the departure of Shved in order to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA.[4] Two days later, he signed a multi-year deal with the Timberwolves.[5]

On August 23, 2014, a three-team trade was completed, involving the Timberwolves, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Philadelphia 76ers. As part of the deal, Shved and teammate Luc Mbah a Moute were traded to the Sixers, along with a 2015 first round draft pick from Cleveland. The Cavaliers received Kevin Love from Minnesota, whereas the Wolves received Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia.[6]

On December 19, 2014, Shved was acquired by the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade that also involved the 76ers and the Minnesota Timberwolves.[7]

On February 19, 2015, Shved was traded, along with two second-round picks, to the New York Knicks in exchange for Pablo Prigioni.[8]

Khimki (2015–present)[edit]

On July 16, 2015, Shved returned to Russia, and signed a three-year contract with Khimki.[9] The contract was worth $10.2 million net income over three years.[10][11] On March 27, 2017, Shved was named the European-wide second tier level EuroCup's season MVP.[12] He was the first player in EuroCup history to average at least 22 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds per game in the same season.[12] Shved was awarded the VTB United League MVP award for the 2016–17 season.[13]

In July 2017, Shved extended his contract with Khimki, through the 2019–20 season.[14] In 2017–18 season, Khimki made it to the 2018 EuroLeague Playoffs quarterfinals, where they were eliminated by CSKA Moscow, with 3–1 series result. Over the season, Shved led the EuroLeague in scoring, with a career-high 21.8 points per game, which earned him the Alphonso Ford EuroLeague Top Scorer Trophy.[15] In May 2018, he was named the All-EuroLeague Second Team for the 2017–18 season.[16]

National team 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 Under-18 Championship, and at the 2007 and 2008 FIBA Europe Under-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 2012 Summer Olympics, on August 12, 2012, Shved scored 25 points, to lead the Russian national team to an 81–77 victory, over Argentina, in the bronze medal game.

He also played with Russia at the EuroBasket 2013, and at the EuroBasket 2017,[17] where he was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Denotes seasons in which Shved won the EuroLeague
Led the league

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
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
2014–15 Philadelphia 17 0 16.8 .400 .298 .842 1.3 2.7 .8 .1 9.9
2014–15 Houston 9 0 6.6 .333 .333 .818 .4 .3 .1 .0 3.2
2014–15 New York 16 9 26.4 .403 .371 .780 4.6 3.6 .9 .3 14.8
Career 182 25 18 .369 .306 .762 2.0 2.5 .6 .3 7.4

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2006–07 CSKA Moscow 1 0 2.2 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2007–08 8 0 4.1 .538 .500 .667 .3 .0 .1 .1 2.8 2.1
2008–09 3 0 3.2 1.000 1.000 1.000 .3 1.0 .3 .0 2.3 5.0
2009–10 2 0 1.9 .000 .000 .500 .5 .5 .0 .0 .5 1.0
2010–11 7 1 12.3 .550 .444 .500 1.4 1.1 .3 .1 4.4 4.6
2011–12 21 3 21.6 .487 .493 .833 2.6 3.0 .6 .2 10.6 11.0
2015–16 Khimki 24 18 26.6 .409 .348 .737 2.8 4.0 1.3 .3 15.9 14.5
2017–18 34 34 32.2 .407 .330 .820 2.6 5.2 1.3 .2 21.8 20.4
Career 100 56 23.2 .424 .360 .796 2.3 3.5 .9 .2 14.1 13.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wolves Sign Free Agent Alexey Shved.
  2. ^ CSKABasket.com Russian Superleague (Division A): Regular season 04.11.2006, Moscow, 2500 spectators.
  3. ^ Euroleague.net Regular Season Game 12 - January 17, 2007 - UNIVERSAL SPORTS HALL CSKA.
  4. ^ "Alexey Shved moves to Minnesota". CSKABasket.com. July 23, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  5. ^ "Wolves Sign Free Agent Alexey Shved". NBA.com. July 25, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  6. ^ "Philadelphia 76ers Acquire 2015 First-round Pick From Minnesota". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 23, 2014. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  7. ^ Rockets Acquire Veterans Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved in Three-Team Trade with Timberwolves and 76ers
  8. ^ "Knicks Acquire Alexey Shved and Two Draft Picks". NBA.com. February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "Khimki lands high-flying guard Shved". Euroleague.net. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  10. ^ Alexey Shved becomes highest-paid player outside of US.
  11. ^ Alexey Shved turns down Knicks to become highest-paid player overseas.
  12. ^ a b 7DAYS EuroCup MVP for 2016-17: Alexey Shved, Khimki Moscow Region
  13. ^ Alexey Shved named season MVP VTB League
  14. ^ Khimki extends EuroCup MVP Shved.
  15. ^ "uroLeague Alphonso Ford Top Scorer: Alexey Shved, Khimki". euroleague.net. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  16. ^ "2017-18 All-EuroLeague Second Team presented by 7DAYS". euroleague.net. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  17. ^ Aleksei SHVED (RUS).

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