Alexey Viktorovich Shved (Russian: Алексей Викторович Швед; born December 16, 1988) is a Russian professional basketball player for the 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.
Shved in 2018
|No. 1 – Khimki|
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
|League||VTB United League|
|Born||December 16, 1988|
Belgorod, Russian SFSR,
|Listed height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Listed weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|2015||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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. He is well known for his signature shot, the high post floater.
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. He made his EuroLeague debut in a game against Žalgiris, on January 17, 2007. 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. Two days later, he signed a multi-year deal with the Timberwolves.
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.
On July 16, 2015, Shved returned to Russia, and signed a three-year contract with Khimki. The contract was worth $10.2 million net income over three years. On March 27, 2017, Shved was named the European-wide second tier level EuroCup's season MVP. 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. Shved was awarded the VTB United League MVP award for the 2016–17 season.
In July 2017, Shved extended his contract with Khimki, through the 2019–20 season. 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. In May 2018, he was named the All-EuroLeague Second Team for the 2017–18 season.
National team careerEdit
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.
|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|
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|
- Wolves Sign Free Agent Alexey Shved.
- CSKABasket.com Russian Superleague (Division A): Regular season 04.11.2006, Moscow, 2500 spectators.
- Euroleague.net Regular Season Game 12 - January 17, 2007 - UNIVERSAL SPORTS HALL CSKA.
- "Alexey Shved moves to Minnesota". CSKABasket.com. July 23, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
- "Wolves Sign Free Agent Alexey Shved". NBA.com. July 25, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- "Philadelphia 76ers Acquire 2015 First-round Pick From Minnesota". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 23, 2014. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
- Rockets Acquire Veterans Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved in Three-Team Trade with Timberwolves and 76ers
- "Knicks Acquire Alexey Shved and Two Draft Picks". NBA.com. February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
- "Khimki lands high-flying guard Shved". Euroleague.net. July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
- Alexey Shved becomes highest-paid player outside of US.
- Alexey Shved turns down Knicks to become highest-paid player overseas.
- 7DAYS EuroCup MVP for 2016-17: Alexey Shved, Khimki Moscow Region
- Alexey Shved named season MVP VTB League
- Khimki extends EuroCup MVP Shved.
- "EuroLeague Alphonso Ford Top Scorer: Alexey Shved, Khimki". euroleague.net. May 7, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
- "2017-18 All-EuroLeague Second Team presented by 7DAYS". euroleague.net. May 10, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
- Aleksei SHVED (RUS).