HoopsHype Alexey Shved rumors

July 25, 2012 Updates
July 24, 2012 Updates

Jerry Zgoda: Look for the Wolves to announce the Shved signing as early as tomorrow, getting it done before he starts playing for Russia in London Twitter

Russian guard Alexey Shved has agreed to a three-year, $10 million deal with the Timberwolves and said coach Rick Adelman's faith in young players helped convince him to pick Minnesota, according to a Monday, July 23, interview with R-Sport, a division of RIA Novosti, Russia's state news agency. "Minnesota's a good, young and ambitious team," said Shved, who also had offers from the Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers. "All those factors were reasons to choose this club in particular, plus coach Adelman. They say that Rick trusts young players and discovers talents, and I'm ready to work for my part." St. Paul Pioneer Press

July 23, 2012 Updates
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July 17, 2012 Updates

The Wolves will soon announce their deal with free agent Alexey Shved. It'll be a three-year deal. He impressed the Wolves brass even further in a brief workout last week at Target Center. ESPN.com

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- The other 20% are Memphis and Cleveland? Alexey Shved: Not necessarily. Right now I’m a CSKA player. Though, of course, I want to try what I can do in the States. I had several offers from NBA teams, but together with my agent Obrad Fimic we decided to go to Minnesota. Right now Obrad is in Vegas, where the Summer League games are taking place – he’s there to continue the talks. Rush'n Hoops

July 11, 2012 Updates

The Minnesota Timberwolves once again have reached outside the United States for talent, adding Russian guard Alexey Shved to a roster already brimming with international flavor. And they hope to have another one in the mix before all is said and done. The Wolves agreed to terms on a deal Tuesday with Shved, a person with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press. The person requested anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced. Duluth News Tribune

July 10, 2012 Updates

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a deal with Russian guard Alexey Shved. Shved came to the Twin Cities on Tuesday and reached agreement on a deal, but the terms were not immediately available. The person requested anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced. Washington Post

Snubbed by Allen and Terry, and unable to get an audience with several other established players, the Grizzlies' road in free agency has narrowed with guards Willie Green, Jodie Meeks and Jordan Farmar now in their sights, according to sources. The Griz are said to also have interest in guards Sonny Weems and Jerryd Bayless. Russian point guard Alexey Shved was off the Grizzlies' radar as of Monday with a source close to the situation insisting that a deal wouldn't get done. Memphis Commercial Appeal

July 7, 2012 Updates
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In-demand point guard Alexey Shved will decide which NBA team to sign with on basis of potential court time, he told R-Sport in a recent interview. The Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves have all offered contracts to the CSKA Moscow player, his agent Obrad Fimic told R-Sport on Tuesday. “More than anything, I want to play,” Shved said, when asked Tuesday about his criteria for choosing between the three teams. “You need to see what the roster’s like, what the coach is like, how they’ll relate to me and what role they see me in.” RIA Novosti

Shved is currently in Venezuela with the Russian national team at the Olympic qualification tournament, and he suggested the situation could move more quickly when the tournament finishes Sunday. “I haven’t personally spoken to any of the teams. I’ve talked to my agent, I trust him a lot,” Shved said. “I’ll probably travel to the U.S. straight after the tournament.” RIA Novosti

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