NBA Rumor: Alexey Shved Free Agency

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Alexey Shved back in the NBA?

Sergio Scariolo: “I am quite convinced that there are concrete possibilities for Shved to leave for the NBA for the second time, he has consistently shown the highest level in recent years. I think he will certainly have good deals on this property. In the United States? In Khimki, he feel a lot at ease, he is the star of the team, the team is largely formed for him. Many are just dreaming about it. I think, the guard will stay in Russia”, he remarked to Izvestia.

Before taking the decision to extend his quite lucrative contract with Khimki Moscow until 2020, Alexey Shved turned down some NBA options that didn’t appeal to him. But, he’ll continue to keep his eyes open for opportunities to return to the league in the future. “I don’t close the door to the NBA,” Shved said in an interview with Championat. “I waited for offers from the USA. There were several options that didn’t suit me. I like everything in Khimki. My role in the team, the city, being close to my family and friends.”

The agent for Alexey Shved indicated talks with the Knicks about a return have screeched to a halt and the Russian combo guard is likely to return to Europe this season. Shved has turned down three Knicks offers, none approaching what he is seeking — the $2.8 million room exception. “We didn’t get to the right number with the Knicks,’’ said Obrad Fimic, Shved’s Serbian agent. “Maybe next season. We are considering a return to Europe where we have two huge offers.’’
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