On This Date In NBA History: December 16, Alexey Shved Was Born

Dec 14, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Alexey Shved (1) shoots over New Orleans Hornets small forward Darius Miller (2) during the first half of a game at the New Orleans Arena. The Timberwolves defeated Hornets 113-102. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

1988 – Happy 24th birthday to Minnesota Timberwolves guard Alexey Shved who is in his rookie season in the NBA. He was a part of the Russian Olympic team that won bronze in 2012. Shved has fit well into a backup role with the Timberwolves and has provided some solid scoring. It will be interesting to see how his role changes as Ricky Rubio returns.

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