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Alexey Shved – Professional Basketball Player

Alexey Shved also known as Alexey Viktorovich Shved (Russian: Алексей Викторович Швед) born on 16 December 1988 is a Russian professional basketball player. He plays for CSKA Moscow of VTB United League. Alexey Shved has a height of 1.98m or 6 ft 6 in, the position he plates is shooting guard and also point guard positions.

He helped lead CSKA Moscow to the Euroleague final which was held in 2012, he went to NBA and spent three years there before he returned to Europe and earned All-EuroLeague second-team selection in 2018. While he was on the Russian national team, he won the bronze medal at the 2012 summer Olympics also a bronze medal at EuroBasket 2011.

Alexey Shved Professional Career

National Team Career

Alexey Shved played with the Russian junior national teams at the start of his career. He played at the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and at the 2007 and 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championships. At the EuroBasket in 2011, Alexey Shved won the bronze medal. Shved scored 25 points, to lead the Russian national team to an 81–77 victory, over Argentina, in the bronze medal game, held at the Summer Olympics 2012 on august 12, 2012.

CSKA Moscow (2006-2012)

Alexey Shved played as a professional player with CSKA Moscow in a Russian Super League game which was against Ural Great Perm held on November 4, 2006. On January 17, 2007, he made his EuroLeague debut in a game against Žalgiris., Shved joined Khimki Moscow Region in February 2007, on loan from CSKA Moscow. Before the start of the 2007-08 season, he then returned to CSKA Moscow. He moved to Dynamo Moscow, on loan from CSKA Moscow in December 2009. Before the start of the 2010-11 season, Shved moved back to CSKA Moscow. Alexey Shved reached the EuroLeague Final with the Reds in the following season.

NBA (2012-2015)

Alexey Shved departs from CSKA Moscow On July 23, 2012, and he signed up with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. He signed a multi-year deal with the Timberwolves just after two days after joining them.

There was a three-team trade that was completed on August 23, 2014, involving the Timberwolves, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Philadelphia 76ers. Alexey Shved and his teammate Luc Mbah a Moute were traded to the Sixers, along with a 2015 first-round draft pick from Cleveland according to the deal. The Cavaliers received Kevin Love from Minnesota, and the Wolves received Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and last but not least Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia.

Alexey Shved was acquired by the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade on December 19, 2014. Alexey Shved was traded, along with two second-round picks, to the New York Knicks in exchange for Pablo Prigioni on February 19, 2015.

Khimki (2015-2021)

Alexey Shved returned to Russia and signed a three-year contract with Khimki on July 16, 2015. The contract was worth $10.2 million. Shved was named the European-wide second-tier level EuroCup’s season MVP on March 27, 2017. Alexey Shved 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.

Alexey Shved extended his contract with Khimki, through the 2019–20 season in July 2017. Khimki made it to the 2018 EuroLeague Playoffs quarterfinals in the 2017-18 season, where they were eliminated by CSKA Moscow, with a 3–1 series result. Shved was named the All-EuroLeague Second Team for the 2017–18 season in May 2018.

CSKA Moscow (2021-Present)

Alexey Shved officially returned to CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League on August 12, 2021,  and the EuroLeague, signing a two-year (1+1) deal.

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