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Alexey Shved

Is Shved the long term answer for the Wolves at the SG position next to Rubio? Rick Adelman said he believes Shved will be the team's long-term solution at shooting guard for them and lately Shved has really been backing it up. In particular he has been the Wolves closer, with a number of clutch buckets late in close games and was key last night in hitting shot after shot to to bury the 76ers early on.

With the injuries to Roy and Budinger in the backcourt there is plenty of time to share between Malcolm Lee and Shved, both of whom I'm high on. So either way we'll find out over the next couple months what he's made of..

In the last 5 games Shved has put up 13.4 ppg, 2 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.0 spg, 47% fg, 48% 3p, 100% FT, all in 29 minutes per game (in the last three has scored more than 15). He is deceptively quick with and without the ball, a fast high release on his jumper, ability to create his own shot off the dribble, spot up, and very effective running the pick and roll.. He can get pushed around a bit by larger, stronger guards but his length does help offset that difficulty...

Personally, I can't wait to see him and Rubio play together, they could prove to be a very dynamic pair. Any thoughts?


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Huge fan of this guy, I'm

Huge fan of this guy, I'm still baffled that he went undrafted; his profile on this site compared him to penny hardaway! All he needs is 20 more pounds and I can see him as the future shooting guard for the wolves

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I heard that he didn't get

I heard that he didn't get drafted in large part because he didn't want to be drafted. He wanted to pick the team he was going to play for and not be bound by a rookie contract. Smart dude.

He's kinda Manu-esque with his ability to slither past defenses. He's very creative and can be a flashy playmaker. He's really thin though, doesn't have a great build and his overall decision making can be erratic. I remember his Nat'l team coach benching him from games for too much risk taking and sloppy passes. I still like his ability to make plays though. He also needs to work on staying balanced on his jumpshots. He tends to lean and drift on his shots.

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He was not drafted because he

He was not drafted because he is a white European player.

This forum is so funny. All last year it was that he is "not good enough to play in the NBA". "If he was good enough he would have been drafted", etc.

Now it's how good he is and how it was because "he did not want to get drafted" (totally made up BS).

Anyway, the funniest thing is how now NBA fans drool over him, when they said he could not play in NBA last year, and that there are MUCH BETTER players in Euroleague than Shved.

NBA fans are the biggest retards ever.

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Easy man.. Look, it takes

Easy man.. Look, it takes alot of set me off but you almost did it.. Not quite though..

I dont like that you call NBA fans "retards."

Arent you the guy that is always posting crap about Euro players being the next big thing?? I think you said that one guy, a 6'9, 330 pound center was the next Shaq.. You have said a number of players could be the next Kobe.. Every Euro player is challenging to be the number 1 pick in his draft when most are never even close.

NBA fans may be bias because this is "our" league, if you want to say it like that.. However, you have to step back and see that you have been equally, if not more, "retarded" in regards to players in "your" league..

Calm down and be happy for this guy. He looks to have a solid 6-8 years in this league ahead of him.

There is a such thing as a sore winner, and you are showing us what that is like.

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I like him

He gave my Sixers that work last night and looked good in the Olympics

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Shved played PG for most of

Shved played PG for most of the Olimpics. He's now facing bigger defenders at the 2 and still can get his share of buckets, while providing trouble to the opponents with the pick and roll. He should be even better next to Rubio.

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Shved

Shved will be a major reason if the Wolves are to make the playoffs. Lastnight against the 76ers the Wolves had 7 players score in double figures and Neither Kevin Love or Nicola Pekovic were among the 7...who would've ever thought that was possible? If they can maintain a .500 record until Rubio gets back in shape the Wolves will be fun to watch down the stretch.

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Shved can play. He might

Shved can play. He might never be a all star, but I think he can be a borderline star. He is fantastic at the pick and roll, great at attacking the rim and finishing, had a slow start to his mid range and 3 point shooting, but he has picked it up lately and was a great shooter overseas. He has rubio like passing and basketball awareness. If the Wolves could shoot, he would be averaging more than 4 apg. He also is like a good NFL QB in the fact that he never gets his emotions to high or low. He just keeps a blank stare on his face as he drives past and scores on you.

His defense needs some work, but he has shown flashes of being a good defender and his length is a big asset. He also has a habit of jumping up into the air to pass the ball and most of the time he makes a great pass, but a few time he has no where to go with the ball and turned it over.

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this might be to early to say

this might be to early to say it but a core of rubio, shved, love and pekovic if they keep developing could end up being like a more offensive version of the spurs and be able to contend (be a top 4 team) in the western conference for 5 to 8 years, which is pretty good considering how many draft picks minnesota has blown.

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He reminds me of Rudy

He reminds me of Rudy Fernandez. Although Fernandez sorta ruined his career for being a premadona and refusing to accept to be a role player in Portland. But their game is quite similar.

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My first time getting chance

My first time getting chance to watch him against the Celtics, right now. His handles is pretty impressive and is a very good shooter. He really needs to hit the weight room gain at least 20lb during the off season though.

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I didn't know he is a old 23

I didn't know he is a old 23 years old rookie. So he is almost a finish product then. He isn't a good shooter as I thought, air balled a three, missed 3 free throws and 2 of them were back to back from each other.

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He's a Russian Jamal

He's a Russian Jamal Crawford. I think he'll be best suited as a dynamic combo off the bench so the Wolves don't have to worry about a backup PG. He's clearly better with the ball in his hands so he's not a great natural compliment to Rubio. Budinger right now is a way better pairing with Rubio cuz Chase can be a knockdown catch and shoot player and also get out on the break or cut backdoor to create alley pop targets for Ricky.

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He's a Russian Jamal

He's a Russian Jamal Crawford. I think he'll be best suited as a dynamic combo off the bench so the Wolves don't have to worry about a backup PG. He's clearly better with the ball in his hands so he's not a great natural compliment to Rubio. Budinger right now is a way better pairing with Rubio cuz Chase can be a knockdown catch and shoot player and also get out on the break or cut backdoor to create alley pop targets for Ricky.

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For_Never_Ever.. I don't

For_Never_Ever.. I don't agree with you this time, this was just one of those days for a rookie player; watch some of the replays from before today.. Even the best can airball shots and miss back to back free throws occasionally.. Honestly these are blips compared to what he's been able to accomplish so far already this year. He has essentially been the go-to option in the fourth quarter for a .500 team.. That's not bad for a rookie.. Don't pass judgement on him after one game..

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For Ever makes a good point.

For Ever makes a good point. 23 isn't really a finished product, but this guy has been a pro since he was 16. So he has been pro now for 7 years. He has less upside than I think people are giving him credit for. He isn't gaining 20 pounds in the offseason 8 years into his pro career and at 24. At least not without losing his speed, which isn't great to begin with. His shooting will improve and most basketball players get better until they are 26 to 28. But he probably won't make quantum leaps at this point.

That doesn't mean he can't be the Wolves starting SG. Keep in mind the Wolves have a Max contract at PF. A soon to be max or near max contract at PG and guy who is going to command serious cash at Center. There isn't going to be money for an All Star at SG unless Brandon Roy makes a miraculous comeback. Shved looks like an average starting SG to me. Some good stuff, some bad stuff. Average should be all the Wolves need considering who they have at PG, PF and C (not to mention at SF as long as AK47 is healthy and still with the team (he only has a two year contract)).

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Like his game

Was really impressed with him in the Olympics...never flustered, clutch, etc.

T-Wolves played Celtics last night and he was very solid.....high court IQ....like what that team is doing

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